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Monticello Area Historical Society: Karlen-Ford, 1950
(Photo supplied by the Monticello Area Historical Society)
Karlen-Ford owners and maintenance staff, circa 1950. Identified in this photo are Cloyance Karlen, Ray "Colie" Blum, Leo Gempler, Willard Prisk and Royal "Barney" Karlen. In 1918, a partnership was formed by Herman L. Karlen and his sons, Royal and Cloyance, to purchase the Ford dealership from Leon Voegeli and Ray Schoonover, who had both been inducted into the Army.