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Anna Yopek, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, WA
Posted by: Forrest Pass Date: August 22, 2000 at 15:01:56
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My great grandmother, Anna Yopek, spent some time in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, between 1912 and 1920. According to family legend, she was sold some worthless farm land by real estate speculators and, unable to grow food, had to shoot fish in a nearby river with a shotgun in order to feed her family. She went to school in Aberdeen with her youngest children in order to learn English (she having immigrated from Bohemia). After some time she went to the real estate speculators and demanded at gun point that they give her a refund for her land. She then moved to Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, where she joined her husband, Joseph Yopek. Any information on this woman or her family, including confirmation of the stories concerning her, would be much appreciated.

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