Peggy Ann Lucas (on left) and Judith Ann Foy...friends in Portland.
Postcard photo of First St. in 'downtown' Cordova, between 1915-1918. Postcard dated July 26, 1918 and was sent by George Benning to his father, William J. Benning who was living in Pueblo, Colorado. Per back of postcard, George says "...this is where we are now..wonderful country; the streets don't look like this, but the mountains do. There are some pretty lakes right close here, too. Am going big game hunting soon. I like my ship fine". George was serving in the Navy on the USS Saturn at the time he wrote the postcard.
Photo of Marian Immogene Los Kamp, daughter of Lois Jemima Benning and Paul Los Kamp. Photo taken between 1918-1920. Marian was born in Tonopah, NV January 7, 1908 and died March 29, 1988 in Alameda, California. Marian had a fascinating life, attending CAL in the mid-late '20's, joining the Navy and was a reader for the Christian Science Church in her area. Marian never married.
Photo of J. Johnson's "famous racing team of siberian wolf dogs, winners of Alaska's Sweepstakes"... Photo taken somewhere between 1916-1920 because it was in the possession's of George Benning, who was in Alaska during this time period. Photo taken by an Anchorage photographer.
Birthday party at the Kroetch house. Left to right: Debbie Scoffone, Kathy Kroetch, Pam Kroetch. Family friend, Dennis Washington, in background.
Photo of a very young Jerry Wickland; taken in 1917. Photo given to my father, George Benning, as they served in the navy together and became great friends until my father's death.
Jerry Wickland, photo taken in 1919 on USS Saturn while in Alaska. Good friend of George L. Benning, serving in the Navy together.
picture of Lou McIntyre with his mother, Juel...family friends of Joyce Benning Kroetch.
The Snyder kids in a rare Bremerton snow. From left to right: John, Bill, Jim & Olivia. I used to babysit them!