Chris Peterson of the Hungry Horse News posted a nice tribute to John Frederick this week.
See also John’s obituary . . .
John Frederick, a North Fork icon, died on Wednesday morning after a long illness. He was 74.
Frederick, who was often referred to as the “Mayor of Polebridge” was one of the founding members of the North Fork Preservation Association in 1982. The association opposed the paving of the North Fork Road and promoted protection of the North Fork of the Flathead River from proposed coal mining operations in the Canada, a fight that lasted decades. He served as president for more than 30 years.
Frederick was an environmental advocate from an early age. In a 2001 Hungry Horse News interview, he recalled starting a group as a young man in his native Ohio called the “Waste Watchers.”