Monday, February 18, 2008

One Pair at a Time

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by Sam Cook
Joe Prijatel
Joe Prijatel
photo Duluth News Tribune
"Joe Prijatel had no choice but to build himself a pair of snowshoes. He couldn’t afford the $5 to buy a pair.

The year was about 1938, and Prijatel was working in a Civilian Conservation Corps camp near Ely, Minn. If a guy wanted to get around in the woods, he needed a good pair of snowshoes.

Prijatel has never stopped making snowshoes. At 88, he’s been at it for 70 years. But the price of snowshoes has changed some... "

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