Frances Mynarcik (mother of Dolly Farnsworth),and her granddaughter, Dolly's daughter, Linda Farnsworth. The cabin belonged to Jack Irons, WWII veteran, who arrived in Soldotna from San Bernadino, CA, with his wife and young son. He used the services of some prisoners from the Kenai jail in the construction of his cabin. He quickly installed one manually operated gas pump. Jack Irons' wife, Margaret Irons, served hamburgers on their table - the first cafe in the Soldotna area. This location is about mile 1.5 on the Kenai Spur Hwy. The Farnsworth family lived in this cabin one winter when Irons were 'outside'. Frances was the only grandmother in Soldotna for a long while. She spoke only Czechoslovakian. A woman with many "country"" skills. She taught Marge Mullen how to milk a goat. She sat in her rocker on Farnsworth's porch and counted the passing cars each Fourth of July.
Frances Mynarcik, young Linda Farnsworth
Black & White Slide
5cm x 5 cm
KPC Anthropology Lab
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