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September 7, 2023

In 1935 Dick Estelle’s parents worked in the Matanuska Colony, part of the New Deal resettlement of displaced farmers. After an admittedly rocky high school start, he ended up attending the University of Alaska with an agriculture scholarship. He also attended Oregon State in landscape design, after which he taught at Tanana. With time and more education, he joined the U.S. Forest Service in Petersburg. Though he enjoyed drawing and sold his art, he always called himself a photographer. After retirement he moved to Palmer. Currently, he serves as resident photographer and part-time Collec...

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