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Photo courtesy of Hemet MuseumThe Martin Meier Lumber Yard was where most folks went for their building needs back in the early days of Hemet. ■ Rob Lindquist / Contributed I called my Swedish grandfather “Papa.” He was born Ernst Lindqvist in 1879, near the university city of Uppsala, Sweden in 1879, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 23. Eight years later, as Ernest Lindquist, he bought 10 acres of farmland in the newly incorporated town of Hemet. That year, 1910, he helped bury Tommy Rawson’s father in the Dunkard cemetery, planted dozens of palm trees around town and asked Charley Howard for a job with his

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