Klicker Genealogical Sources

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Legendary Locals of Walla Walla
By Diane B. Reed
Arcadia Publishing, May 19, 2014. 128 pages. (p60)
Almina "Grandma" Klicker, Klicker Strawberries

The story of the Klicker family in the Walla Walla Valley begins with Almina Ross Garland, born in Brodhead, Kentucky, in 1863. After the death of her husband, Charles Garland, Almina and her children, Virginia and Marion Garland, came west. The widow staked her homestead claim in 1889 on a logged-off mountain slope 13 miles outside Walla Walla on Klicker Mountain. Almina soon caught the eye of her neighbor Jake Klicker, and the couple was married in 1893. In 1895, they opened a hotel on the mountain, and Almina soon proved herself to be a savvy proprietress. The couple had three children: Jake, Kitty, and Delbert. When Jake and Delbert were in their teens, they worked for Joe Thomas on his ranch just west of Walla Walla. Thomas was planting strawberries, but at the end of the day, the extra plants were tossed. Jake and Delbert asked Thomas for the leftovers and then rushed home to start their own berry patch--the beginning of Klicker Strawberries. The enterprise soon proved more lucrative than the hotel. To ensure a long season, Klicker has strawberry fields at a range of elevations, from 1100 to 4200 feet. The family is also proud of their role in providing seasonal jobs for thousands of young people in the valley, jobs that came with a dose of work ethic and responsibility. Over the years, the Klicker family and their descendants have made their mark in Walla Walla in cattle ranching, farming, and providing Christmas trees. But when asked what they associate with the name "Klicker," locals are likely to respond, "strawberries!" (Courtesy of Klicker family.)

Almina "Grandma" Klicker, Klicker Strawberries

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Almina "Grandma" Klicker, Klicker Strawberries.
Jake Klicker, Jr 1939 School Pictures

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Klicker-10 Jake Klicker Sophomore Class 1939
Klicker-10 Jake Klicker Equities Club 1939.
Klicker-10 Jake Klicker Club Descriptions 1939.
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