Harold Wahl was born in Melrose, Minnesota on Aug. 15, 1898 and died April 27, 1980. He was the son of Joseph and Anna Wahl, local department store owners. He spent his early years in Bellingham, Washington. Harold enjoyed drawing in his childhood and fondly remembered doing the art work for Whatcom High School's yearbook, Kulshan. After high school he attended the Chicago Academy of fine Arts.
His first job as an artist was for the McClatchy newspapers in Sacramento California doing cartoons during the Harding era. His pen sketched issues on the Alien Exclusion Act, Prohibition and Irish troubles.
After five years with the newspapers, Harold was called home to Bellingham to help his father wit
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