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Ernest Oberholtzer lived for more than 50 years on tiny Mallard Island and turned it into a place of magic, charm, and brilliance.

Mallard was Ober's University, filled with things worth studying, knowing, and loving. For Ober's great love of music, there were pianos, violins, hundreds of records, and sheet music. He was also a great student of the Indians and collected thousands of books and memorabilia to background this knowledge. He planted beautiful gardens and continued his interest in landscape architecture. The buildings themselves are fascinating and they give us insights into Ober's genius for design.


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