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Behind the Work: Gladys Dockan

Gladys Dockan, March 2011
Gladys Dockan, March 2011

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This edition of WTIP's ongoing series, Behind the Work features Gladys Dockan, 83.  Dockan is a lifetime resident of Cook County and has been doing hair and giving home permanents for more than half a century.  She did hair at the Care Center in Grand Marais for nearly 20 years, helping residents look and feel better with a cut and a perm.  In this Behind the Work, Gladys gives a home perm to another lifetime Cook County resident, Mildred Johnson, 89.

Behind the Work is dedicated to exploring what folks do to get by in our North Shore community and the contributions people make to the community through work.  This edition was produced by Carah Thomas of the WTIP news department.

Arts, cultural, and history features on WTIP are supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.