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Ober's House

Also called the Big House and Old Man River House, sits high on a hill overlooking the narrow channel between Mallard and Hawk islands. In the living room hangs a much-used and loved canoe, snowshoes, pictures of moose, a stone said to contain the spirit of Ober's friend, Charlie Friday, and a ceremonial drum given to Ober by his Indian friends.

According to Joe Paddock,this “substantial, log-beamed structure of three stories. . . was not completed until 1940 and was apparently paid for by the sale of the house in Davenport Ober had inherited from (his mother) Rosa.”

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