Bill Parks

Bill Parks was born on October 14, 1897, on a farm in Iuka, Kansas. After working on farms and ranches over the West as a young man, Bill enlisted in the US Army during World War I, serving in France for a year. After returning home, he worked as a farm and ranch had and later on other jobs such as lumber mill hand, cotton picker, street car motorman, crane operator at Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam), as a motion picture extra, and on his own as a prospector for gold and silver. Bill first came to...See more