Celebrating a century
Pearl Probasco rarely slept.
Neighbors could see her lights well into the night. No wonder. Her work continued long after her duties in the dairy barn were done.
Probasco was born Aug. 18, 1912, seven miles south of Hillman, about 40 miles from Brainerd. Her family reports she was the first white child born in Mt. Morris Township. Her parents, Peter and Emily Markusen, were second generation Norwegians from Wisconsin.
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