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By Betty Vanderwielen

Jette helped bring highway to Upper Swan

Upper Swan Valley Historical Society – Roads and trails


September 16, 2021

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Dennis Jette searches his memory to remember tales of life long ago.

The fifth in the series covering the Roads and Trails program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS).

CONDON – Upper Swan Valley Historical Society President Steve Lamar introduced Dennis Jette as one of the local residents who worked in road construction when the highway and power lines were being installed.

Jette said his grandfather homesteaded on Kraft Creek in 1912, though his family didn't move to the valley until 1951. He was in the eighth grade at the time.

"The school was down behind the Work Center," he said. "And Russ Conklin, who started a store...

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