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Born: Yakima, Washington
Graduated from public school in 1931.
sign painter and designer by profession his entire life, Karr
was also an ardent and successful fisherman and hunter, especially
of geese. Combining his talents and interests, he designed gear
to help him with his hobby, including decoys, pit covers, and
a stake hole punch.
1933, he built a self-designed kayak for hunting, fishing, and
other outdoor activities.
1954, Karr patented two-dimensional goose decoys (U.S. Pat # 2,746,196).
He did not renew his patent after its initial term, and after
it expired his basic design was pirated.
from the following sources:
- Hargrove, Charles. Leonard Karr Collection, 2001, Archives Center,
National Museum of American History. http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/d8762.htm