Photos by Naomi Hatch
Margie Linn and her late husband, Marion Wayne Linn, were inducted into the Taylor Hall of Fame at Taylor’s 4th of July Patriotic program, as were the late Blackie and Doreen Palmer. Marion served in the Army during the Korean War, and Margie drove the first load of cucumbers into town. She was also one of the Cucumber Queens. He was an electrician, going to work at the paper mill when it first opened. Marion died Dec. 28, 1995. Blackie received his nickname from of the color of his hair. In high school he dabbled in acting, he had pneumatic fever and had to learn to walk again. Doreen wrote poetry. They were married for 54 years. They built the Dairy Freeze and were construction partners, building many schools, banks and the Bashas’ shopping center. He also helped with the Taylor Rodeo and the annual firing of the anvil. Blackie died in 1990 and Doreen in 2002. Margie Linn (first photo, seated) received the award from Mayor Fay Hatch (standing, right) as her son Jonathan (left) looked on. The Palmers’ award was accepted by their daughter and her husband, (second photo) Michelle and Vance Muder.