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In the school library preserved in the original consolidated school at Saum, former student Harlan Carlson found a reading book from his primary school days there. Carlson was back for a visit from his current home at Eagle River, AK -- one of many places he's called home during the years since he finished school in Kelliher in 1964.

Saum native visits old school


Like many rural youngsters, Harlan Carlson had a desire to see the outside world. He set out to do so.

Between his last two years of high school, he stretched the facts a little about his age and got a job at Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park.

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