After taking the history of G.I. Joe’s offline for over a year, I have decided to write a new, enlarged version, with a lot of photos, and publish it as a book.
It will include not only the story of my father starting the company, but also how the business grew to a large sporting goods and automotive chain and how it reflected Northwest character and attitudes. Part of the story, too, is my growing up in mid-century Portland.
Stay tuned for updates as the book-to-be starts to take form!
Janna Orkney, January 7, 2012