IDAHO FARMER, MINER DIES AT 82

Published online: Jun 12, 2009
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Von Walker, a giant in the development and growth of the Eastern Idaho farming community, passed away Monday at the age of 82.
Walker helped propel the farm industry in Eastern Idaho after partnering with other local men to clear sagebrush in the early 1940s. After deciding to venture on his own, Walker Farms was established in 1949 creating hundreds of jobs through the decades.

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