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Man vs. land, and man won

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My thanks for the tip that mentioned Donald Carter had an interesting life that was worth the telling. His wife, Shirley, was a resident at Fair Oaks Lodge for a time.


Don was born in Britton, S.D., in 1927 to George and Esther. He was raised in Forman, N.D. A school day included riding a horse 9 miles each school day to Gwinner, N.D., where he graduated from the Forman High School. Thirty degrees below zero didn't faze his transportation.

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