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Walter Johnson

Born during a blizzard on Jan. 12, 1923, on the Johnson "home farm" just north of Mapleton, Walter Johnson (Jane's dad) was a local historian, devout cherry farmer, founding member of the OMP Historical Society, and driving force behind moving the Hessler Log Cabin from Underwood Farms to Lighthouse Park in the 1990s. He was also part of the team that helped establish the Purchase of Development Rights program on the OMP. He passed away in 2003, but his legacy on the Peninsula will be felt for generations.