Letter: Remembering the early days of state park
I read with great interest about the new superintendent of Lake Bemidji State Park, Pete Harrison. I wonder how many people remember my grandfather, Maynard Bjerk. My grandfather took over the park in 1943 when, in my mother's words, it was "nothing but an overgrown weed patch". My uncle, Armaine Bjerk, and my granddad spent every day clearing brush and making campsites that are still there today.
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