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Otha Isaacs

Otha IsaacsForestry Pioneer

Otha was born in Memphis Missouri in 1896 and moved to Flathead Valley as a young boy. He served proudly in the Army during World War I. After his discharge, Otha worked for the Isaacs family logging and sawmill business until a fire destroyed the business in the late 20's or early 30's. He then received a business degree and went to work for the State of Montana in 1933 and retired in 1961.

Otha moved up the ranks from being a log scaler in Olney Montana at the Stillwater State Forest to be the Assistant State Forester in Missoula. He was an honorary member of the SSF and also a member of the school of hard knocks. One of his most outstanding talents were his carpentry skills. Otha died in Kalispell in 1989.

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