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George E. Corbett

Ferndale's last Civil War Veteran


Ferndale Civil War veterans lined up in the early 1900s


George Corbett lived with his son briefly in Alton where he experimented raising raccoons in cages down by the river.  He sold them for Davy Crockett-style coon skin caps...


but George's main economic interest was in chickens. The Corbett house and chicken farm were just outside of town on Centerville Road, on the right between Ferndale and Reese Creek.  He produced about 800 eggs a day which he sold locally and shipped to Eureka.


The baby in the photo is Nina Corbett Brown, his oldest grandchild. He died shortly after this photo was taken.

 

 


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