First, a sad note of dedication...the Palmer web site is dedicated to friend and coworker Richie Skane, who as construction coordinator was personally responsible for many of the massive improvements at the station through the late 1980's and early 90's (right). We worked together on many of these projects, and others were his sole responsibility. Some (including the power plant upgrade, the building panel replacements,
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Special thanks to Glenn Grant for the photos and information he provided (including the pictures of Richie on this page), and to Dave Thelander for giving me the excuse to put this site together!
Below, Richie is surrounded by beautiful women (as he often was) in this detail from the 1994 group photo.
On his right is Laura Gittings-Carlson, and on his left is Sara (Pizer) Patterson (thanks Donna Patterson!)