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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Olson House, 1490 McCoy Street NE, (D)

Louis Olson, who lived in this 1912 house with his wife Ida, from at least 1920 until 1957, had a variety of occupations during these historic years from just after WWI, through the Depression, WW II, to the launching of Sputnik. He was a packing superintendent at King Foods (now Trutt Brothers), patrolmen with the Salem Police Department, weightmaster with the State Highway Department, elevator operator and engineer at the Masonic Temple and, finally, caretaker of that institution.

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