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Sawbill Newsletter Archives: December 2007
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12/28/07 - Tom (Hawk) Jensen sent this old photo the other day. Hawk was on the Sawbill crew in the early 70s and camped on the campground with his family for many years before that. He has continued to canoe in or near the BWCA Wilderness since he worked here, first with his kids and now with his grandkids. Thanks Hawk! - Bill

From left to right (according to my best memory): Bill Hansen at age 12, the dachshund is Liebchen - an early Sawbill dog, Karl Hansen at age 17, Mary Alice Hansen, Frank Hansen smoking a pipe(!). The year is probably 1965. The campsite is on north Sawbill Lake and is called "picnic rock". At the time, it was a popular campsite, but was closed because there was no place to dig an adequate privy. It didn't have a tent site either, which is why the old canvas tent is pitched with "poles". It is still a popular picnic spot today. This picture was taken for a long defunct magazine called "Voyageur". This particular shot was sold to the State of Minnesota tourism agency and was used in many publications.

12/21/07 - snowman12_21_07.jpg
This fellow appeared outside our window this afternoon. I think he is joining us for the holidays!

According to Clare Hansen and her cousin Anna Hutchinson, his name is Gordon.

12/17/07 - As you can tell from the lack of entries here, we've been very busy. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time when we can devote ourselves to some activities other than the business. In Hansen family news: Cindy, Adam and Carl visited Clare at the U of Montana in Missoula. Carl was making his official campus visit prior to making application there. I've traveled recently to Las Vegas and Miami in connection with a couple of the non-profits that I'm involved with. Talk about culture shock! We're all back at Sawbill now for awhile, so the updates will be flowing faster. - Bill

Clare, Adam and Carl Hansen high above Missoula, Montana.

Carl Hansen blows out candles on his 18th birthday!

We have about 18" of snow on the ground, as you can see from this shot of the picnic table in front of the Sawbill Store!

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