Archive for January, 1995

Dr. Frederick A. Milan died in Fairbanks Alaska January 28, 1995 at the age of 70. He worked in the huts and at the Obs with Bob Beetle Elsner and Mack Beal in the late 1940’s. During WWII, he enlisted as a volunteer in the American Field Service and served as an ambulance driver in Burma and India, winning the Burma Star for service and bravery.

After his stint at the Obs, he drove to Alaska to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks, continuing his studies at the University of Oregon, University of Copenhagen, London School of Economics and the University of Wisconsin. His research and studies took him arround the world, specializing in the concept of shared knowledge and resources regarding the circumpolar peoples and nations.

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Ray Lavender

Raymond Goldthwait Lavender died in Salem MA on January 13, 1995 at the age of 84. He worked at Lonesome and Greenleaf in the 1930’s and was a life trustee of the Obs after first becoming the AMC representative to the Obs Board of Trustees in 1956. A second generation printer, Ray printed the AMC maps and the Obs News Bulletin. During his career at Lavender Printing Company, he was active in many community organizations and was recognized as Salem’s Man of the Year in 1980.

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