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Community Godfather: How Sam Volpentest Shaped the History of Hanford and the Tri-Cities Mark Smith

Community Godfather: How Sam Volpentest Shaped the History of Hanford and the Tri-Cities

Mark Smith

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ISBN : 9781936824342
Paperback
507 pages
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For almost fifty years, from 1957 to 2005, one pint-sized giant of a man with boundless energy and determination and powerful political friends almost single-handedly prevented Hanford and the Tri-Cities from sliding into economic depression. SamMoreFor almost fifty years, from 1957 to 2005, one pint-sized giant of a man with boundless energy and determination and powerful political friends almost single-handedly prevented Hanford and the Tri-Cities from sliding into economic depression. Sam Volpentest was known as the Godfather of the Tri-Cities, and not without reason. While it didnt quite happen the way he envisioned, he sought to wean his adopted community away from the federal government, to diversify its economy, and build its community infrastructure. Thoroughly researched and based on 70 interviews, Community Godfather tells the stories that were never printed in the newspapers.