Jerry Koski oral history interview

Abstract/Description: Jerry Koski was born in Iron River, Michigan in 1941. He moved to Ontonagon, Michigan to work for the US Forest Service in 1973. Koski ran a small business that built log homes and saunas from 1975 to 2022. He discusses how the business got started and the history of woodworking in his family. Another major topic is his career as a surveyor for the US Forest Service. Koski describes his work retracing the original 1840s and 1850s surveys of the western Upper Peninsula, early surveying methods, discovering which surveyors were accurate and which were crooked, and how surveying technology changed over the course of his career.
Subject(s): Surveying
Ontonagon (Mich.)
Date Created: 2022-07-15