Friday, May 30, 2008

Founder of Thousand Trails campgrounds, Milton Kuolt, dies at 79

SEATTLE -- Milton Kuolt, a driven Washington state entrepreneur who founded Horizon Air, died Friday from complications related to emphysema. He was 79.

Kuolt, who was born in India to missionary parents, graduated in 1951 from the then-Central Washington College of Education. He worked his way up from janitor to manager at The Boeing Co., founded the Thousand Trails campground company and started Horizon Air, a regional carrier that was later bought by Alaska Airlines.
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