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Catalog Number 2009.028
Caption Fritz Ryberg with siblings and parents
Description Anna and Peter Rydberg and children Fritz, Alfred, Berent, Frieda, Evelyn, Emily, and Mildred pose for a family photograph. The boy in the center front row is Fritz Rydberg. Fritz worked aboard the SKAGIT, SWINOMISH, and the two W. T. PRESTON snagboats as cook for forty (40) years between 1912 - April 7, 1952. One story about "Uncle Fritz" was that he made big hard sugar cookies. Due to his short stature (4' 10" approximately) which made it hard for him to throw high, the men on the boat would throw the cookies to the children awaiting the "clean-up boat" on the drawbridge over the North Fork of the Skagit River.
Mildred died at age 16 and is buried at Grandview Cemetery.
Date unknown
Subjects People
Credit line Donated by Karen Bain
People RYDBERG, Alfred "Al"
RYDBERG, Anna CARLSON
RYDBERG, Berent C.
RYDBERG, Emily
RYDBERG, Evelyn
RYDBERG, Frieda
RYDBERG, Fritz
RYDBERG, Mildred
RYDBERG, Peter
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms W. T. PRESTON
Object Name Print, Photographic