Monday, April 28, 2014
Winifred Riley, Ina Shephard, Grace Davy, Rose Hincher, Lovina Maud Ackerson 1903, Elsie Jesson 1902, Mary _____, Grace Hardenbrook, Florence Bidwell 1900, Gertrude Whipple, Lena Pease 1900, Minnie Jordan, Sarah Pledger 1901, Blanche Hill 1900, Bertha Ames 1900, Bertha Brown 1900, Blanche Lee 1900.
There is no yearbook for those years to look them up in either. There was a one time yearbook for 1899, then it wasn't until the June 1914 Stylus that class photos and a yearbook of sorts was done again. The establishment of a yearbook as a separate, distinct publication did not take place until the Saga was launched in 1929. (The Saga is online now, 1899/1914-1951. More will be added as time permits.) Anyone able to identify any of these women and connect them with a name in the list is invited to comment here or contact the college archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Then a woman in the audience volunteered that when her sister in law, Peg Hare Brown, went to the camp in Canada ca1950, she went up to visit her there, and believed that the camp was called "Camp New Moon." Googling that name turned up a website for a camp of that name, in Dorset Ontario, that says it has been there for many years. The archivist has contacted them, hoping to find out more certainly if this is the camp that the college used to rent, but if any readers of this blog know anything more about it please comment here, or email Charlie Cowling at email@example.com.
(Update: the current camp owners responded to an email and said that while their records only went back to the '60s they thought it very possible that New Moon was the camp in question.)
Pictured here are campers at Totem in the 1950s. Totem was located eight miles east of Harrisville NY.