Re: Philmont trivia
Cyndi Castro (ccastro@UTEP.EDU)
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 16:40:22 -0700
<snip> <from Mike Walton>
>Waite Phillips (of Phillips Petroleum fame --Phillips 66) donated
>the initial land at the foot of one of the offshoots of the Rocky
>Mountains in New Mexico to the Boy Scouts of America well over 50
>years ago. The BSA has been developing that land and more land
>that it has bought as the premiere outdoor adventure ("high
>adventure") base in the United States. Philmont Scout Ranch.
A bit of trivia, it was originally called Philturn before it became
Philmont. How do I know, my dad, then a poor youth, was given the
opportunity to work there back in the 40's and his first to patches say
Philturn, the last two say Philmont. Also, he has a 1945 map and some post
cards of Philturn/Philmont. When I showed these to some of the scouters
here, a comments were so that is what ___ originally looked like. I guess
my husband, son and I are lucky, we will finally be able to see Philmont (or
at least a portion of it) next week, our OA section is being being held there.
Gila Lodge #378
El Paso, TX
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