my perspective . . .
that Mildred Hughes had written in the Western Sentinel about
'Building the Dredger' . . .
That reminded me I had borrowed these records from Jerry Potter
Facey to scan . . . the list of building and remodeling done by
her father, Sam Potter over the years. I am still in amazement!
He must have never slept . . . course if you have experienced
the pep and vigor that Jerry has, you know where she got it from!
have in my notes that Jerry's grandfather, Bill Potter built the
Catholic Church in Ft. Jones and the first on the list for Sam
in 1915 was 'helped build Catholic Church in Ft. Jones' so I imagine
he began helping his father, Bill at an early age. Nothing better
than 'on the job training'!!!!
had some other treasures to share with me that day also. Remember
these photos of the building that housed Rose Sovy's Confectionery
Shop then Enos Young Butcher Shop?
Jerry had a fabulous print done by Joe Richard in 1976 of that
same building. She said he was a photographer; however, it almost
looked like a woodblock ink print . . . amazing!
if that wasn't enough, Jerry brought out photos she took the day
they tore down the building, which by then was called 'the Calloway
said everyone thought she was nuts taking those photos; however,
by doing so, she gave us more visual history of that building's
the next time you see Jerry in town . . .
her for her rare collection
of Etna's history!
to shop locally!
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