Patt Olson was born in Mobile, Alabama. Her father was in the USA Corps of Engineers. As a result, the family moved many times in and out of the country, and Patt attended twelve grade schools and seven high schools. She attended Pomona College for two years, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in English and Folklore.
Homestead at Fairbanks, Winter 1948
When May's Gentle Breeze Isn't