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By Richard Heyman
The Creswell Chronicle 

Carl Sorenson: From 'rags to riches'

Through the Eyes of the Colonel

 

March 15, 2018

We all have heard "Rags to Riches" stories and now I find that there is one of those persons in our city.

It is a man raised in Pleasant Hill. His family had a 150-acre farm in an area close to Enterprise Road. They had no electricity except for a battery-powered radio until 1943 when the REA lines reached their timber-framed home.

The person I refer to is Carl Sorenson.

Carl, as a youngster, worked on the farm and worked stripping bark from Cascara trees and selling it as a laxative to make his own money. When electricity was turned on a whole new world opened for Carl. He was fascinated a...



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