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John O. Johnson: From Norway to White Bear Lake

Johnson, John W.

Published by The Amundsen Publishing Company, Decorah, Iowa, 2000
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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"An eighteen-year-old immigrant from Norway arrived here in 1893 and got a job in a boat building shop. In 1896 he went into business for himself. By 1900, he was in competition to build the fastest inland lake sailboat for the White Bear Lake Yacht Club, as the club attempts to win the Seawanhaka Cup from the Canadians. His name was John O. Johnson, and this story traces his life from his family in Norway to his success in America. He established a successful business, the JOHNSON BOAT WORKS, and in 1900 built what many believed was the fastest sailboat in the world. As an inventor, with no financial backing, he built an airplane. He became the first Minnesota aviator to achieve a motor powered take off from a level surface. Later he invented and patented a rotary snowplow. John's story does not stop there. His three sons, Milton, Iver, and Walter, joined their father in the boat works business. The brother were co-owners, and they all worked along side the half-dozen or so regualr employees carefully handcrafting these wooden sailboats, that were sold throughout the USA, Canada and in other countries." This book has 197 pages and is illustrated throughout. The book is a SIGNED PRESENTATION copy from the author, John W. Johnson. Bookseller Inventory # 061674

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Title: John O. Johnson: From Norway to White Bear ...

Publisher: The Amundsen Publishing Company, Decorah, Iowa

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Fourth Printing

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