Finland News: June 24Frank Eld, a founder and the main preservationist of the Long Valley Preservation Society in Roseberry, Idaho, was in the area this past week.
By: Verna Sinderman, Lake County News Chronicle
Frank Eld, a founder and the main preservationist of the Long Valley Preservation Society in Roseberry, Idaho, was in the area this past week. The trip to Minnesota is the first in Eld’s quest to document as many of the remaining Finnish log buildings in the United States and Canada.
He toured the Finland Heritage site and several other places in the area. Dave Geist and Frank Eld visited with Ruth Himes and Judy Martell. He took pictures of their sauna and was shown pictures of some of the old Finnish buildings that are now torn down. Frank was touring the area in his custom-built camper shell, which he calls “Home on the Ranger.”
Judy Linman of Donnelly, Idaho, was here visiting a few days with her daughter, Hattie. She will spend the summer months with her father, David Geist, and will also be spending some time volunteering at Wolf Ridge.
The rain held off most of the day Saturday for the open house at Wolf Ridge, which was well attended. Congratulations to Pete Smerud, who is now the executive director of Wolf Ridge. He replaced Kim Skylander, who has moved to Colorado.
The Finland Co-op annual meeting is next Thursday at the community center. There will be brats and burgers served at 5 p.m. with a business meeting following. There will be door prizes and a board of directors election.