Opinion, Through the Eyes of the Colonel

Carl Sorenson: From ‘rags to riches’

We all have heard ”Rags to Riches” stories and now I find that there is one of those persons in our city.
It is a man raised in Pleasant Hill. His family had a 150-acre farm in an area close to Enterprise Road. They had no electricity except for a battery-powered radio until 1943 when the REA lines reached their timber-framed home.
The person I refer to is Carl Sorenson.
Carl, as a youngster, worked on the farm and worked stripping bark from Cascara trees and selling . . .

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