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The story of George Clifton – Part two

In January 1924, 17-year-old George Clifton began working for Simpson Logging Co. at a camp near Lake Nahwatzel. For the next two years, he kept a sporadic journal of his experiences. This story is taken from that journal. This is the second part of Clifton's story - the first part ran in the Dec. 23 edition of the Shelton-Mason County Journal.

On Sept. 16, 1925, George was blowing whistles. Ed, the timekeeper, has not found it out yet, so I'm still getting choker's wages. We got 18 loads and pay was the most I ever got.

Sept. 18: In the afternoon about 1 o'clock a thunderstorm came up. It rai...


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