If you wanted to go hunting in Chasely, or anywhere in Wells County North Dakota during the 1920s or 30s, you asked George if he would go with you. George Leonard Flanders, 1887 – 1962 (the fella on the far left with the cigarette) was the best pro bono outfitter in the entire state.
When George was 33, his younger brother’s wife had a baby boy. Two days later the woman died from the last visages of the Spanish Flu. The baby went to live with his grandparents. The grandfather passed away five years later. George, the quintessential forever bachelor stepped up and became that boy’s Dad.