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Outdoor Portrait of Arville Schaleben

Outdoor Portrait of Arville Schaleben | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Outdoor full-length portrait of Arville Schaleben.
Outdoor full-length portrait of Arville Schaleben.
Image ID:142377
Creation Date: 1935
Creator Name:Unknown
Collection Name:Arville Schaleben papers, 1929-1996
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M2010-082, Box 2, Folder 3
Original Dimensions:8 x 10 inches
Text on back of print reads: "Arville Schaleben*, as reporter for Milwaukee Journal, primarily, and The Detroit News and 26 other major U.S. Newspaper[sic], including the N.Y. Times, for the 1935 'New Deal' establishment of a colony in the Matanuska Valley of Alaska. That's a mosquito net around my hat, the saying was: 'The mosquitos are big enough to stand flat flooted and ____ a turkey.' I used it by substituting the word 'fight.' In the first days our 'latrines' were, usually, a fallen logs in the woods. Some of the construction workers for awhile had a contest going on who got the most bites on his buttocks while performing bodily functions. *I was 28. Became city editor start of next year. Retired 1972."
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