9. GF-doctor

Dr Chappell’s original medical diploma was indeed a “sheepskin”! Dated 1881, University of Michigan was Latinized to “Universitatis Michiganensium” and Frank Chappell’s name scrolled as “Franciscum Chappell”. No matter how much it’s flattened, the wrinkle patterns it had on the sheep return over time. But he was a true Renaissance man – a medical doctor, he opened the first medical practice, first drug store, first hardware store in Granite Falls, was partners in a shingle mill, a published poet, and never learned to drive a car before his death in the late 1920s.

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