Olga (Olden) Strickland – young girl and beyond

Olga Helen Olden as a young girl  - Ohop Valley pioneer
Olga Helen Olden as a young girl – Ohop Valley pioneer

The Oldens were some of the first pioneers of Ohop Valley — specifically Louis and Emma Olden. There were also Olden children, including Olga, her sister Hannah Olden, and brother Norman Olden. Olga Helene Olden would later became Olga Strickland.

These pictures show a girl growing up in the valley. Born around 1905 we see her as a young girl, a teenager, and then as an older woman in 1967 at the Olden farmhouse.

I remember the older Olga, who was also my babysitter from time to time in the 60s. She had a wonderful spirit and great sense of humor.

Photos curtesy of Linda Lewis.

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Olga Olden with the horses
Olga Olden with the horses

Olga at the farmhouse in 1967
Olga at the farmhouse in 1967