Edsel Colvin

As a youth, Edsel Colvin said he gained an education by hanging out in the back room of his father’s candy store in Curry County, Ore.  In 1921, when Colvin was 8 years old, Frank Colvin bought the store, the Gold Beach Confectionary.  Besides candy, the store offered newspapers, cosmetics, tobacco, ice cream, guns and ammunition, and root beer. But no real beer; prohibition was in full swing.