Thursday, August 19, 2010
Trip to Vladivostok, Russia - Post 1
My wife, son and I made a trip to Vladivostok, Russia this summer, leaving Maine on July 25, 2010 and returning home on August 6, 2010. The trip was our first overseas and was quite an adventure. This all started with a box of almost 500 photos that my grandfather took in Vladivostok back in 1919-1920. He was there for six months with the YMCA as an accountant
in their International Hut (corrected on 11-10-2010; his office was not in the International Hut). My wife scanned all of those photos and shared them with several historians in Vladivostok. They found the photos so interesting that they published a book about them. We decided that this was the right time to go meet the authors visit the city.
Will (me) and my son Jack at the Vladivostok Train Station in 2010
Merrill Haskell (my grandfather) at the Vladivostok Train Station in 1919
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