Reminiscence of hiring a camp cook

Editor's Note: This story was reprinted with permission from the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society and the Forder family

SWAN VALLEY - I had brought the pack string out of the Little Salmon just before the start of hunting season in about 1971 or so and had stopped at what was called at that time the Swan River Tavern or Liquid Louie’s for a cold beer and a couple bottles of Packer Gas and Cowboy Pop. Mame Haasch was tending bar and asked me if I had a cook hired for the hunting camp. I said “no.”

She informed me that Blanche Huston was looking for a job and if I was interested I’d better g...


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