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Palmer, AK
By Lynn Dockendorf


February 25, 2007
Sunday AM

Getting to this site was so exciting for me as my grandparents and my mom, then 5 yrs old, left Poskin, Wisconsin to go to Alaska. My grandpa was Clarence O. Sorenson my gram Vivian - and my mom Beverly. My grandpa was one of the first of the settlers to die there so my gram and mom came back to Wisconsin in 1938. I know they were both active in the American Legion there. Grandpa was post commander. I have over the years heard many stories about their life in Palmer and my fondest dream is to one day be able to visit Palmer.I have a copy of the "Valley Settler" from Oct.7,1938. In it is an article that says my grandpa Clarence was the first settler to die there. He died of pneumonia, he was 38.

Is there anyone there whose family might remember them?? I would love to hear from any one.

Lynn Dockendorf

Received February 24, 2007 - Published February 25, 2006



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