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Kesey's status as a cultural rebel was in contrast to his wholesome upbringing. He was born Ken Elton Kesey on September 17, 1935, the older of two sons born to Fred and Geneva Kesey. Both of his parents came from farming and ranching families. Kesey spent the first ten years of his life in Colorado. For five of those years, from 1941 to 1945, his father served with the U.S. Navy in World War II (1939–45). When Kesey's father returned, the family packed up and moved to an area near Eugene, Oregon. Fred began working in dairy farming and before too long had become a successful and well-liked leader in the industry. In fact, he started a dairy marketing cooperative, called the Eugene Farmers Cooperative, that eventually marketed its products under the name Darigold.

Kesey's father taught both of his sons how to hunt, fish, and camp in the...

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