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Vic Palm talks about "Aunt Eleanor's Men," at Blaine County Library


August 15, 2018

Chinook High 1959 classmates Vic Palm and Vernelia Tilleman visit at the Blaine County Library as Vic signs a copy of the book he published in 2017. The book, "Aunt Eleanor's Men," is about the escapades of the half-sister of Gilman McKinnie, Vic Palm's maternal grandfather. Eleanor McKinney was married six times and jailed for a number of offenses in the U.S. and Europe. She died of nephritis in a Washington state prison in 1941.

Twenty-plus locals gathered last week at the Blaine County Library to hear native Vic Palm talk about "Aunt Eleanor's Men," a book he wrote and published in 2017. Palm, who grew up in Chinook and graduated from CHS in 1959, was greeted by a number of former classmates, friends and family members who came to hear about the escapades of the half-sister of his maternal grandfather Gilman McKinnie. Gilman's daughter, Laura Palm, is the mother of Vic and Chuck Palm and Ardis (Palm) Conrad. Ardis remained in Chinook, married and raised a family here. Chuck and Vic both left the area soon after fi...

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