By Betty Jean Cruickshank Cole-Keller
My father, Edwin M. Cruickshank, began employment with the Department of Commerce Lighthouse Service on September 11, 1928. He was hired for the position as caretaker and weather observer for Site No. 31 [Medicine Bow, Wyoming]. His salary was $1,200.00 per annum beginning September 8, 1928, under the civil service regulations for the Lighthouse Service. He worked at this position until Site 32 (the “new airport”) was completed approximately two years later . . .
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