Wednesday, September 19, 2012

1972 Philmont - Tuesday July 25

Last postcards from Philmont 1972 sent to MV and Mrs. CJU. Transcriptions follow.
Philmont Scount Ranch Flag Ceremony postcard
Captioned: INDIVIDUAL TRAINING CENTER Flag Ceremony - New Mexico’s history is portrayed in flags to Scouts taking advanced leadership training at Rayado settlement founded in 1847 and the one-time home of Kit Carson. The Philmont area has been under the flags of the Conquistadores, Mexico, American Cavalry, Confederacy and now the State of New Mexico. Philmont Photo by Howard Dunham.
1972 HH postcard to MV from Philmont - July 25

7/25/72 Hi -

Had our daily rain but no hail. Supper was vegetable stew, lemon pie & malted milk. The boys tried their luck at fishing today. There is shower here but you cut the wood for the heater & a 1/2 hour later it is HOT. Did the laundry and bet you too are busy helping your Mother and John. Do you recall other flag ceremony?
"Beaubien" Philmont Scount Ranch postcard mailed 1972
Captioned: “Beaubien” - One of many beautiful camps at Philmont. Beaubien is located in the lush, green Bonita Valley in the southwestern section of the 214-square mile national camping area of the Boy Scouts of America. Philmont Photo by Mark Clayton.
1972 HH postcard to GHU from Philmont - July 25

[Addressed to GHU] 7/25/72 - 5 months to Christmas

Hi - We keep the axe and saw busy cutting fire wood. It is cool at night, particularly in the mountains - we were over 10,000 feet today and some beautiful sights - doubley so when you get there by your own power. The boys are talking about that home cooked food next week - but we are doing well in getting food for 12 (packed in units of 4) for the 10 of us. Supper is always a cooked meal. –Harold

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