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HISTORY AT A GLANCE

Ken Fredson's story

In March 1985, the Journal published a special supplement celebrating Shelton's centennial. Several residents with deep roots in the community were asked to contribute their memories of the town's earlier years. The following was written by Ken Fredson. Ken's great-grandfather had come to the Oregon Territory in the late 1840s; his father was born in Oakland in 1888. (Oakland was the first town on Oakland Bay, established in about 1854 and eventually abandoned after Shelton began to take shape at the end of the bay in 1888.) His mother was born in Shelton in 1893 and Ken was born in Shelton in...

 

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