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Mason Health art celebrates highclimbers

Known as "King of the High Climbers," Shelton resident Harold "Hap" Johnson was a champion high climber, treetopper, ax thrower, speed climber and all-around logger who performed at three World Fairs and doubled for actor John Wayne in the 1960 movie "North to Alaska."

Swante Kyllonen was a lifelong logger who used springboards to top trees. He celebrated by dancing at the top of 200-foot trees until he was 70.

Johnson and Kyllonen are two of the four local high climbers showcased in a new art installation that debuted Monday inside Mason Health's Cedar building, which houses its rehabilitatio...


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