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Babe Munson

The November-December 1976 issue of the Simpson Magazine included a story titled "Babe Munson: Boom Boss of the Water Loggers." This story is based on information in that story.

In 1889, Albert J. Munson and his wife, Esther, moved from Steilacoom to Shelton, where Albert opened a furniture and stationery store and served in several public offices, including deputy sheriff, county clerk, city treasurer, justice of the peace, police judge and postmaster. Albert and Esther's middle son, born in Shelton in 1892, was called "Babe" for the first few weeks of his life. Although his parents eventuall...


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