Prior to the Effective Date, Walker Digital, LLC (“Walker Digital”), was the owner of approximately 82% of the voting interest in the Company and approximately 48% of the economic interest (approximately 42% on a fully diluted basis), and voted for the Plan of Complete Liquidation and Dissolution.Prior to the Effective Date, the Company was led by entrepreneur and inventor Jay Walker, who is best known as the founder of The household included four other children: Oliver W. Shasta Forests Company, a Walker family cooperative corporation, was created to manage the lands on behalf of the stockholders, and to carry out any liquidation of the stockholders' or their agents' assets, particularly timber cutting. At the time of its creation, Shasta Forests Company maintained a staff of about 40, including many former Red River Lumber Company employees. Gale, operator of a retail farmers' market in downtown Minneapolis from 1876 to 1891, apparently persuaded Walker and Camp to donate the land for and finance the construction of a new, larger market building covering the entire city block bounded by Sixth and Seventh streets, and Second and Third avenues north. Three key constituent and subsidiary real estate holding companies involved in the management of Barlow's Minneapolis properties—the Pacific Investment Company, the Penwalk Investment Company, and the Walker-Pence Company (originally called the Industrial Investment Company)—actually had their beginnings several years prior to Barlow's organization in 1932. Penwalk was absorbed by the Barlow Realty Company, effective July 31, 1972. Its primary purpose apparently was to produce and sell steam heat from a power plant in the State Theatre Building[? In the 1960s and early 1970s Walker-Pence and the Minnesota Amusement Company (known as ABC North Central Theatres, Inc.) each owned half-interest in the company. Over the course of its corporate existence it operated lumber mills at Crookston, Minnesota; at Grand Forks, Dakota Territory; at Akeley, Minnesota; and at Westwood, California. The work was carried out by project archivist David B. Walker Papers, the Red River Lumber Company Records, and the Barlow Realty Company Records. Nelson Papers precede the Walker materials in this organizational scheme because her manuscripts give a good overview of the family and its business operations, particularly in Minnesota. Walker Papers section in particular was organized almost entirely by the cataloger. Logging papers contain information about logging operations and activities in which T. Walker appears to have been concerned as an individual; "logging papers" also are found as series in the Red River Lumber Company Records and the Walker & Akeley Partnership Records. Walker had loaned 2,200 to the owners of the business shortly before it became insolvent as a result of the Panic of 1893. There are letters discussing the construction of railroad lines in the Westwood area; the operation of the Red River Lumber Company's various branch offices and lumber yards; and lumber prices, marketing, sales, and shipping.
The Smith sons took an active role in Red River Lumber Company affairs, in addition to carrying on the business of Smith & Sons Investment Company. Holman left the active ministry in 1894 because of failing health, and he and Harriet, who evidently was also in poor health, spent the next several years travelling in the Southwest in a horse-drawn wagon and camping out in a tent in an effort to alleviate their suffering. He became treasurer of the Red River Lumber Company in 1898, and its vice president and treasurer circa 1930. Louis Park), and the Thompson Wagon Company; the Minneapolis Land & Investment Company; the Hennepin Paper Company; the Lassen Electric Company (Susanville, California); the Minneapolis Central City Market Company; the Northeastern Ry. By 1930, Clinton and his son Brooks were working together as "Automotive and Aviation Development Engineers," with laboratories and an office at Clinton's home at Piedmont (near Oakland), California. This was probably done at the insistence of the family's Minneapolis bankers. Taylor was secretary-treasurer from 1884 to 1894, and Fletcher served as treasurer from 1898 until 1950. Walker also purchased all of the timber owned by the estate of Levi Butler. Campbell apparently was instrumental in carrying out much of the field work necessary to T. Walker's land acquisition program, such as getting deeds signed and acquiring scrip certificates. One of Fletcher's letters is written on the reverse side of a 1916 issue of (Vol. Many of the letters are handwritten, with Fletcher's poor spelling, and are difficult to read. Also present is some personal correspondence between Fletcher and his parents; family photographs; and subject files, among them one containing information about the 1929 death of Fletcher Jr. Included also are some information about certain of the other Walker business interests, the T. With the exception of the letterpress books, these are not actually Willis' own papers, but are instead files that were assembled by and kept in the Minneapolis office of Red River Lumber Company; they consist primarily of material sent to Minneapolis by Willis after his move to San Francisco in 1915. Mc Cannel has indicated that, to her knowledge, Willis' own papers are no longer in existence.
The family moved from Minneapolis to Pasadena, California around 1926. She married Frederick ("Fred") Opal Holman (1857-1897), pastor of the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (Minneapolis), in 1893. Louis Park, Minnesota), the Minneapolis Jarless Spring Carriage Company (St. After 1913, Clinton occasionally did work for his father and for the Red River Lumber Company on a job-by-job basis, although he seems to have devoted most of his time to his inventions. The construction of the Westwood mill was more or less complete by 1918. Barlow Realty Company was organized in December 1932, for the purpose of acquiring and managing all of the real estate owned by the Red River Lumber Company in the city of Minneapolis. Winton interests, as well as information about the 1933 management shakeup wherein Archie Walker replaced his brother Willis as president of the company in an effort to placate the Walker's bankers. This may be the only example of this newsletter or newspaper extant in the collection. Walker papers consist largely of correspondence relating to Willis' executive oversight of Red River Lumber Company affairs, particularly the company finances and its operation at Westwood, California. There are some subject files related to Willis' personal affairs and the execution of his estate.
Historically, Walker Innovation Inc., a Delaware corporation (collectively, with its subsidiaries, the “Company” or “Walker Innovation”), sought to develop and commercialize its unique portfolio of intellectual property assets through its licensing and enforcement operations (“Licensing and Enforcement”).
In response to challenging developments in the patent licensing and enforcement environment and the cessation of the Company’s custom innovation work the Company undertook an extended period of evaluation of potential acquisitions.
), which originally was formed to purchase pine lands and sell stumpage, but which also became involved in the manufacture of lumber. (Its site was excavated by Minnesota Historical Society archaeologists in 1986.) In 1887 the partnership was amicably dissolved. Akeley informally began their Walker & Akeley partnership in 1887; a formal partnership contract was drawn up in 1892. Three years later a nine-year lawsuit was begun by T. Walker against the Akeley heirs for an accounting and settlement of partnership affairs. In 1926 Walker completed a new gallery building on the site of the present Walker Art Center; this building was opened to the public in 1927. He was a president of the Minneapolis Business Union, and was involved in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco (1915). Harriet attended Baldwin University, a Methodist-affiliated institution located at Berea. Harriet was president of Northwestern Hospital, originally a Minneapolis hospital for women and children, from 1862 until 1917. Rogers, came with her family to Minnesota, and attended Hamline University until her marriage to Gilbert. The Red River Lumber Company then invited the Lumber and Sawmill Workers, an established union affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, to organize its workers as Local 2836. Walker claimed that there was money due him from the partnership, asked to have the amount determined, and asked the court to order a sale of partnership lands to satisfy the amount that should be found due. Quirk filed an answer, asserting similar claims against Walker. Rockwood; the Akeley heirs by Minneapolis attorney Hugh V. Mc Clenahan filed his findings on May 1, 1924, sustaining Walker's position in nearly every particular. Walker was named president, Allen secretary, and Goodrich treasurer. Louis Park came to a standstill with the Panic of 1893. The Minneapolis Central City Market Company was incorporated in 1891, and for many years operated a wholesale commission produce market in downtown Minneapolis. Walker and Family Papers document one of the largest lumber operations in the Upper Midwest and its gradual expansion into the Pacific Northwest from Minnesota. Bartnett, vice president and general counsel, Western Pacific Railway Company (San Francisco); Hilda (Mrs. The letters document the winding-down of operations at Akeley and the shift of activity to Westwood, which was taking place around 1914. Esterly, president (to circa 1894) of the Minneapolis Esterly Harvester Company; Ell Torrance (Minneapolis), attorney for A. Allen, vice president and treasurer of the Harvester Company and its assignee in bankruptcy after 1894; Frank J. Many of these letters were written by Willis at Minneapolis to T. Walker on occasions when the elder Walker was away from home.
Lane, Leon Lane, Butler, and Walker), which dissolved in 1871; and in turn was succeeded by a reestablished Butler & Walker (1871-1872). Camp established the Camp & Walker partnership in 1877, and that same year purchased the Pacific Mill in Minneapolis. By 1915 his gallery reportedly consisted of 14 rooms, and was visited by about 100,000 people annually. Walker served as president of the Flour City National Bank (Minneapolis) from 1887 to 1894. Harriet died in New York on January 13, 1917, while accompanying her husband on a business trip there. Jesse W.) Shuman; a nephew, John Rogers Shuman; and a niece, Susan Mary Shuman (Mrs. Julia Anstis Walker Smith (circa 1865-circa 1951) was the second child and the eldest daughter of T. Archie's Minneapolis civic involvements included membership in the Minneapolis Civic and Commerce Association and the Hennepin Avenue Improvement Association; president of the city library board; chairman of the board of trustees of Hennepin Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (1955-1958); president of the Walker Methodist Home; and trustee and president of the T. Several episodes of strife between the two rival unions followed, most notably in July, 1938, when the company enacted a 17.5% wage cut, conducted a lockout at the Westwood plant, and carried out or supported the expulsion of IWA organizers and sympathizers from the town. Failing to get a settlement, he sued for an accounting in October 1915, in the district court of Beltrami County, Minnesota. The bulk of the evidence was finished in 1921, four years after the suit was commenced; further evidence was taken in August 1922, and a small amount of evidence at a still later time. Christian; the same men also comprised the first board of directors. (The papers of Ell Torrance, also at the Minnesota Historical Society, also contain more information about the Walkers' involvement in the affairs of this company.) The remaining eight volumes of letters (1908-1925) were written by Willis as a vice president of the Red River Lumber Company, and concern his administration and supervision of routine logging and milling operations in both Minnesota and in California; real estate purchases and sales; and Red River Lumber Company finances, accounting, and bookkeeping. The earlier files (1899-1915) primarily relate to Red River Lumber Company activities in Minnesota; a few letters concern company activities in California.The liquidating distribution was made to stockholders as of the Effective Date (including trades through the Effective Date that settled after the Effective Date).In connection with the initial liquidating distribution, the Company’s trading symbol on the OTCQB was deleted, the CUSIP for the common stock suspended and the Company’s transfer agent closed the transfer books as of the Effective Date (including trades through the Effective Date that settled after the Effective Date).Personal papers and business records of a Minnesota lumber magnate and art collector, and of his descendants. Wright, who was beginning a survey of a large tract of federally owned land. Walker was involved in several lumber business partnerships. It built and operated lumber mills at Crookston, Minnesota (1883-1897), and at Grand Forks, Dakota Territory (1885-1888). The first log was sawed at the Akeley mill in 1899; the last in 1915. Walker's California holdings eventually totaled a reported 900,000 acres. He was a member of the executive committee of the See America League, a president of Walker Galleries, Inc., president of the library board of the City of Minneapolis from 1885 to 1928, a president and a trustee of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, president of the Minnesota Academy of Natural Sciences and its successor, the Minnesota Academy of Science, and a trustee of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of the City of Minneapolis. She was the daughter of Fletcher Hulet (1803-1882). Hulet Wheeler, Gilbert Hulet (circa 1836-1854), Margaret Hulet, Marshal F. She was associated with the Bethany Home Association, a Minneapolis home for unwed mothers and their children, from 1874 until her death; for several years she was its president. He served as vice president of the Red River Lumber Company from around 1887 until his death in 1928, making his home in Minneapolis. Finally, in May 1941, Local 2836 was certified as legal bargaining agent for Westwood workers in another NLRB-sponsored election. One large claim was allowed against the intervenor in favor of the partnership, but in general the plaintiff and intervenor prevailed in the action. At about the same time, Menage's Northwestern Guaranty Loan Company (Minneapolis) also failed, and Menage fled to South America. The records also relate directly to other important land and lumbering collections at the Minnesota Historical Society, most notably those of the Weyerhaeuser and the Winton families and their companies. This series consists of a unit of general correspondence, letters exchanged with various family members, letters written by T. Walker to Harriet, expressions of sympathy received at the time of Harriet's death (1917), birthday greetings, and a file of personal business correspondence and miscellaneous papers. Recipients of Willis' Red River Lumber Company letters include his father and his brothers, particularly Clinton; Oliver W. A few letters contain information about preparations for the establishment of the Westwood mill (1913) and about operations there (circa 1915).Includes records of the Red River Lumber Company, a family-owned corporation that operated in both Minnesota and California. The family moved to Berea, Ohio (thirteen miles west of Cleveland) in 1855, where T. Walker and his sister Helen attended Baldwin University, a Methodist-affiliated institution. When this survey was completed, Wright conducted a survey for the St. Employment with Wright was a fortunate move for Walker, as his work acquainted him with the locations of choice pine tracts in northern Minnesota--tracts which he later purchased as the basis for his fortune in the lumber business. The Walker owned company town known as Westwood, California, was constructed in 1912-1913. The Bethany Home was succeeded by the Walker Methodist [nursing] Home, circa 1945. Walker's other involvements included the Women's Council of the City of Minneapolis, the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (Minneapolis), the Nonpartisan National Women's Christian Temperance Union, and the Minneapolis Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women. Information in the papers suggests that Gilbert suffered a nervous breakdown in 1899, and that he was subsequently relatively uninvolved in Red River affairs until 1914 or later. (Hanft, pages 234-239.) Willis Walker died in 1943, Clinton Walker in 1944. A motion for a new trial was heard November 1, 1924; the court issued an order in December 1924, denying the new trial. Florence Akeley Patterson filed two appeals, one from the order denying a new trial, and one from the judgment; she lost both appeals, which were argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court in December 1925 (see Supreme Court case file 24779, in the State Archives). The Walkers apparently gained control of several of the failed St. The Red River Lumber Company was also the "home" of the legendary Paul Bunyan. Barnes; the Red River Lumber Company offices at Akeley, Chicago, Westwood, and San Francisco; H. There is also some discussion about Walker and Akeley partnership matters.His father died in 1849 at Westport, Missouri, while on the way to the California gold fields in search of fortune. Besides the mill and the company-owned town, the transaction included about 11,000 acres of timber land in the Light's Creek Tract (Plumas County), and about 85,000 acres of the Burney Tract (Shasta County). Fruit Growers operated the Westwood mill until 1956, when it was closed down and both it and the town sold. Unsold cutover lands in Minnesota were deeded to the Barlow Realty Company in the 1940s. Each stockholder then held an undivided interest in these properties and, in order to liquidate his or her interest, disposed of them either independently or through an agent. Barlow eventually came to assume many of the functions of a holding company, overseeing most of the family's surviving Minneapolis-based corporations and partnerships, particularly after the liquidation of the Red River Lumber Company in the late 1940s. (Mary Place, a street in downtown Minneapolis, was later renamed La Salle Avenue.) Another Pacific subsidiary was the Minneapolis Land & Investment Company, which was incorporated in 1890 to promote the development of St. Pacific purchased the remaining assets of the Minneapolis Land & Investment Company, especially vacant land at St. Osborn, president; Dorothy Pence, vice president; Archie D. Walker, treasurer; in 1950, Archie Walker was president and Bertha Walker secretary. Paul Bunyan became a nationally known advertising character, identifying Red River Lumber Company products wherever they were marketed. Miss Kane persisted in her efforts, and in 1965 the Society received the first increment of papers from Archie D. Accessions continued over the next two decades, and more were yet anticipated in the fall of 1988. These files include photocopies of selected documents from the Ell Torrance papers at the Minnesota Historical Society. There are carbons of letters to other family members; to officials of various railroad companies; to assorted lumbermen and lumber companies (including Long Bell, Mc Cloud, and Pickering lumber companies, the New Mexico Lumber and Timber Company, and the Fruit Growers Supply Company); and to bankers and financial backers in San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis.