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Old 10-25-2010, 10:20 AM
Dan Owen Dan Owen is offline
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Location: Maryville, Ill.
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This reminds me of Jim Swartzwelder's vast collection of 35,000 slides and other river material after he died. I called his brother and asked about preserving his collection by donating it to somebody or a historical group. Right away, money was mentioned. I asked what he thought would be a fair price and the figure $10,000 is what I remember. His brother did not care about the historical significance of Jim's material, it could have been a stack of old Sears, Roebuck catalogs to him. I called a couple of times with no luck. I have no idea whatsoever what happened to the collection.
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