During his senior year at Humboldt High, Dick Foster was a janitor at City Hall. Duties included sweeping the city streets on Friday nights. He even hand-dug a couple of graves at Mount Hope Cemetery.
When he graduated in 1953, a full-time job awaited.
He expected to be drafted anytime ? which came four years later. After his two-year obligation, including one in Korea, Dick returned to city employment. Dick worked for the City of Humboldt for 47 years, rising to the rank of superintendent of the water plant.