Dam Right!: Fred Lynch, Oscar Kendall and the Lynch Brothers by Joseph Fulton

By Joseph Fulton

97This ebook is the 1st historical past of the Lynch Brothers Diamond Drilling corporation, unsung heroes within the monetary improvement of the Pacific Northwest. based by way of the sons of Irish immigrants, this small corporation prepared the ground for mineral exploration and dam development in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia, and past. They have been the 1st employees at the ancient Skagit River venture which introduced electrical energy to Seattle and the epic Grand Coulee Dam, the most important concrete constitution ever built.

This booklet additionally provides the 1st ever biographical histories of 2 males who have been, of their personal instances, well-known characters within the Pacific Northwest: Seattle’s Fred Lynch, the liked “Singing Policeman” of KOMO throughout the heyday of dwell radio, and his uncle, Portland’s Oscar J. Kendall, the ill-fated “steam-dye man,” who observed his lifestyles swap dramatically after an twist of fate with an electrical road vehicle in Stump Town’s wild 1890s.

This is a kin heritage appropriately written: packed with colourful characters and ancient anecdotes.  From County Waterford, eire to Michigan’s higher Peninsula, Chaotic Butte, Montana to booming Juneau, Alaska, and at last to the majestic Pacific Northwest, this booklet follows the  industrious Lynch Brothers as they struggle to do every thing Dam Right!

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