Re: Federal Shut Down: a 900 mile snipe hunt.
Maj Jon Danner (dannerjm@C17MIS.WPAFB.AF.MIL)
Mon, 20 Nov 1995 09:39:09 -0500
Cliff Golden wrote:
>I just came back from a 900 mile snipe hunt.
>I know I should have realized it before I left for the trip, the U.S. Air
>Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio *might* not be open.
>The gates were locked and a big sign said "Museum Closed". Due to the Federal
>Shut Down the museum was all locked up.
[snip the rest]
I am saddened that Cliff did not get in contact with Scouters here in
Dayton. Dayton is rich with the aviation heritage and offers a lot more
than the Air Force Museum. Granted, the Museum is a wonderful place for
We have in addition, the Aviation Trail which is a self-guided tour of many
historic sites, including Huffman Prairie [the site of the Wright Brothers
early test flights] and the Bicycle Shop that the brothers operated in
Carillon Park. There is a replica of the Wright B Flyer owned and operated
by the Wright B Flyer Inc. available for tours in Springboro, just south of
Dayton. About an hour north of Dayton is the Neil Armstrong Space Museum [I
may have the name wrong, but this is the theme] in Wapokeneta.
Expanding on the Science theme, we have the Dayton Museum of Natural History
and the Sunwatch Village, both of which specialize in archeaology.
I am glad his trip turned out well. Next time anyone wants more info on
Dayton, please contact me. If I don't know the answer, I'll make it up. I
mean I'll LOOK it up.
Yours in Scouting,
Jon Danner, SM
Wright Brothers District
Miami Valley Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City