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    Jon Hazen and Golden Pioneer

    I am indebted to the Capitol Maintenance Department for their helpfulness and especially to Staff Carpenter Dennis Hebert. Gilders Lee Littlewood and Peter McKearnan from Portland were equally friendly and cooperative. I was even invited to apply a few sheets of gold leaf to the Pioneer. Thank you!

    It's been a pleasure to work on this web project and to observe professionals who honor craftsmanship and enjoy their work. Refurbishing one of Oregon's most recognized pieces of sculpture was not an easy task, but everyone knew exactly what they were doing. Thanks for letting me watch and share your good work.

    Jon Hazen, editor & publisher
    Salem Oregon Community Guide

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