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Reunited!

So, it’s true.  I killed another computer at the end of January and have been left to my own devices here in local history, using a laptop.  Not a problem really, as the backlog of cataloging is always there and people continue to bring in wonderful items to share.  [Kathy Heicher, ECHS president, Angela Beck, Theodore Beck and Bob Riggle have all brought in treasures during the last three weeks.] This break in routine has also given me time to go through files, eliminate duplicate photocopies, dust, whatever.  Imagine my horror when I found an unlabeled envelope full of photographs from the first and second pilgrimages to the Mount of the Holy Cross in a folder labeled “Miscellaneous.”  What a useful label.  It was accompanied by the realization that all the photographs that accompanied Dr. Randall’s scrap book [see blog Mt. of the Holy Cross Scrapbook] had been separated from the scrapbook at some point in the past.  So much for the concept of keeping collection parts together [not evening mentioning fonds: a fonds is the aggregation of documents that originate from the same source]. This does give me an opportunity to share some magnificent photos from 1924 to 1933, some captioned by Dr. Randall, that have now been reunited with the accompanying scrapbook.  

CCC Camp on O.W. Randall’s ranch.  Gilman is visible in the distance.  “Two companies of CCC boys were on the Holy Cross Project—parts of three years.” CCC Camp on O.W. Randall’s ranch. Gilman is visible in the distance. “Two companies of CCC boys were on the Holy Cross Project—parts of three years.”

 

Dr. O. W. Randall standing near the spot where the Tigiwon Post Office was to be built in 1928 [marked with an X]. Dr. O. W. Randall standing near the spot where the Tigiwon Post Office was to be built in 1928 [marked with an X].

 

Campfire at night at Tigiwon sometime after the post office was completed. Campfire at night at Tigiwon sometime after the post office was completed.

 

A relief map of the Mt. of the Holy Cross area with Dr. Randall’s notes written on the photo. A relief map of the Mt. of the Holy Cross area with Dr. Randall’s notes written on the photo.

 

The verso of the relief map photo with Dr. Randall’s notes. The verso of the relief map photo with Dr. Randall’s notes.

 

 

A service during the pilgrimage with Mt. of the Holy Cross in the background. A service during a pilgrimage with Mt. of the Holy Cross in the background.

 

The new computer arrives Thursday and I hope to be back in business shortly thereafter.        

Comments

Jaci, always wonderful pictures. than you Anne

Jaci - you ALWAYS make the history come alive! Thank you!

Thank you...they actually pay me to do this. Amazing!

These are wonderful! Glad you killed your PC! ;)

Glad you appreciate my adding to your diminishing budget!

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