|Caption||Fritz Ryberg with siblings and parents|
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.
|Credit line||Donated by Karen Bain|
RYDBERG, Alfred "Al"
RYDBERG, Anna CARLSON
RYDBERG, Berent C.
W. T. PRESTON
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|