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By Andi Bourne

Setting the record straight about Mowitza Lodge on Salmon Lake


December 6, 2018

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder and W. A. Clark Memorial Library

Legendary Lodge Caretaker Ron Burnett stands in the same location as W.A. Clark Jr's half-sisters Andree and Huguette Clark (right). The burl over and behind Burnett's left shoulder is a distinguishing feature seen by Andree's left shoulder in this photo of the girls visiting the Mowitza Lodge. The photo is property of the W.A. Clark Memorial Library, UCLA.

SEELEY LAKE - After reading the article "A glimpse into the life of William A. Clark," Legendary Lodge's Caretaker Ron Burnett contacted the Pathfinder with more information regarding the Mowitza Lodge and William A. Clark Jr.

Burnett taught science at Hellgate High School for nearly 30 years. He started as the caretaker for Legendary Lodge in 2008. Because of his interest in history and ample free time his first winter, Burnett started researching the history of the Mowitza Lodge.

"There is so much misinformation in some of the books and being a science teacher you kind of have a hypothesi...

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