Jack Hermon

Palmer Museum of History and Art
Palmer Museum of History and Art
Open Finding Aid
Creator

Ruth Bailey

Collection

Bailey Collection

Time Period

1935

Description

Image is of a man, thought to be Colonist Jack Hermon, posing with his railroad detective badge, hand gun & night watchman’s clock. The family album containing this photo mistakenly identified the man as Don Irwin, Matanuska Colony manager. Irwin, in his book concerning the Colony, "The Colorful Matanuska Valley", discusses theft problems connected with the project and identifies Hermon as the man appointed as Deputy Railroad Detective with authority to deal with law enforcement. Irwin writes, “Hermon was an ex-Marine and tough. He could be found at most any hour checking on the camp and making his rounds in the warehouse and storage areas.”

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Type

Digital File, Black & White

ENTRY ID

Jack Hermon@1x-Bai

Keywords

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