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Picture taken by J. Sterling Bird near Haines Falls, NY
਀☀渀戀猀瀀

Scouting in 1918

਀㰀栀㌀㸀䈀礀㨀 䠀攀氀攀渀 䴀礀攀爀猀㰀⼀栀㌀㸀

It must have been quite an expedition, that first camping trip of the Hyde Park Boy Scouts 33 years ago. A dozen boys and three adults spent about two weeks in the Catskills, dragging a 900-pound wagonload of equipment up and down mountains from camp site to camp site.

਀㰀瀀㸀䈀礀 琀栀攀 琀椀洀攀 琀栀攀礀 最漀琀 栀漀洀攀 愀最愀椀渀 琀栀攀礀 栀愀搀 搀爀愀最最攀搀 琀栀愀琀 眀愀最漀渀 愀琀 氀攀愀猀琀 ㄀   洀椀氀攀猀⸀ 䔀瘀攀爀礀 漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 ㄀㔀 眀愀猀 昀漀漀琀猀漀爀攀 愀渀搀 眀攀愀爀礀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 渀漀琀 漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀洀 栀愀搀 猀甀昀昀攀爀攀搀 昀爀漀洀 猀漀 洀甀挀栀 愀猀 愀 挀甀琀 昀椀渀最攀爀 漀爀 愀 挀愀猀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 猀渀椀昀昀氀攀猀⸀ 䄀渀搀 愀氀氀 栀愀搀 愀 眀栀愀氀攀 漀昀 愀 琀椀洀攀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

Grant Dickinson of Hyde Park was one of the three adults who made the trip. Scouting was then new, he recalls. He believes the Hyde Park troop had been organized ealier that year, 1918. It certainly couldn't have been organized very long for the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1910.

਀㰀瀀㸀㰀椀㸀∀吀栀攀爀攀 眀愀猀 焀甀椀琀攀 愀 氀漀琀 漀昀 漀瀀瀀漀猀椀琀椀漀渀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀挀漀甀琀猀 愀琀 昀椀爀猀琀Ⰰ∀㰀⼀椀㸀䴀爀⸀ 䐀椀挀欀椀渀猀漀渀 猀愀椀搀⸀ 㰀椀㸀∀倀攀漀瀀氀攀 琀栀漀甀最栀琀 椀琀 眀愀猀 愀 洀椀氀椀琀愀爀礀 漀爀最愀渀椀稀愀琀椀漀渀⸀ 吀栀攀爀攀 眀愀猀 愀 瀀攀挀甀氀椀愀爀 猀椀琀甀愀琀椀漀渀⸀ 䄀 眀攀愀氀琀栀礀 洀愀渀 眀栀漀 氀椀瘀攀搀 椀渀 琀栀攀 瘀椀挀椀渀椀琀礀 漀昀 刀攀搀 䠀漀漀欀Ⰰ 倀愀甀氀 刀攀搀洀漀渀搀Ⰰ 猀攀渀琀 䴀愀砀 瘀漀渀 搀攀爀 䠀愀搀攀渀 琀漀 䠀礀搀攀 倀愀爀欀 琀漀 漀爀最愀渀椀稀攀 愀 琀爀漀漀瀀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

What his reasons were I don't know. I do know he paid Mr. von der Haden, $80 a month I think it was, to organize the troop and serve as scoutmaster. It seems to me Mr. von der Haden was here for over a year."

਀㰀挀攀渀琀攀爀㸀⨀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀⨀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀⨀㰀⼀挀攀渀琀攀爀㸀

James Bayles, who was one of the boys of that early troop, doesn't remember the financial arrangements with the scoutmaster. he does remember that Mr. Redmond gave the troop "a darn nice set of brass bugles." He remembers that because he played one.

਀㰀瀀㸀䴀爀⸀ 䐀椀挀欀椀渀猀漀渀 眀愀猀 愀 洀攀洀戀攀爀 漀昀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 琀爀漀漀瀀 挀漀洀洀椀琀琀攀攀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 猀漀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 刀攀瘀⸀ 䔀搀眀愀爀搀 倀愀爀猀漀渀猀 一攀眀琀漀渀Ⰰ 爀攀挀琀漀爀 漀昀 匀琀⸀ 䨀愀洀攀猀✀ 䔀瀀椀猀挀漀瀀愀氀 挀栀甀爀挀栀⸀ 䐀爀⸀ 一攀眀琀漀渀 栀愀搀 挀漀洀攀 琀漀 䠀礀搀攀 倀愀爀欀 椀渀 ㄀㤀㄀㄀ 愀昀琀攀爀 猀攀瘀攀爀愀氀 礀攀愀爀猀 愀猀 愀 洀椀猀猀椀漀渀愀爀礀 椀渀 䄀氀愀猀欀愀 愀渀搀 眀愀猀 漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 氀椀瘀攀氀椀攀猀琀 挀氀攀爀最洀攀渀 眀栀漀 攀瘀攀爀 猀攀爀瘀攀搀 琀栀攀 瘀椀氀氀愀最攀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀
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਀㰀瀀㸀䴀爀⸀ 䐀椀挀欀椀渀猀漀渀 戀攀氀椀攀瘀攀猀 琀栀愀琀 䔀搀眀愀爀搀 刀攀椀猀猀 眀愀猀 愀氀猀漀 愀 洀攀洀戀攀爀 漀昀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 琀爀漀漀瀀 挀漀洀洀椀琀琀攀攀⸀ 䠀攀 欀渀漀眀猀 琀栀愀琀 䴀爀⸀ 刀攀椀猀猀 眀愀猀 愀渀 攀愀爀氀礀 愀渀搀 瘀愀氀甀愀戀氀攀 漀渀攀⸀ 䴀爀⸀ 刀攀椀猀猀 眀愀猀 氀漀挀愀氀氀礀 欀渀漀眀渀 愀猀 愀 洀愀渀 眀栀漀 眀愀猀 愀氀眀愀礀猀 椀渀栀攀爀椀琀椀渀最 氀愀爀最攀 猀甀洀猀 漀昀 洀漀渀攀礀⸀ 䠀攀 氀椀瘀攀搀 攀愀猀琀 漀昀 䔀愀猀琀 倀愀爀欀 漀渀 琀栀攀 瀀爀漀瀀攀爀琀礀 琀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 氀愀琀攀爀 琀栀攀 栀漀洀攀 漀昀 䠀攀渀爀礀 圀椀挀欀攀爀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

That first troop held its meetings in the old gymnasium, now the Florence Walsh dress factory on Park Place. This building, which was built as a Baptist church, was purchased by John S. Huyler around the turn of the century and converted into a gymnasium for members of the Methodist Church. "The candy man" then lived on an estate north of the village.

਀㰀挀攀渀琀攀爀㸀⨀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀⨀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀⨀㰀⼀挀攀渀琀攀爀㸀

After his death the gymnasium was purchased from his heirs by the Hyde Park association. This was a social group, composed of men of the three Protestant churches of the village. The association loaned the building and its facilities to the Scouts.

਀㰀瀀㸀䔀愀爀氀礀 椀渀 ㄀㤀㄀㠀 琀栀攀 戀漀礀猀 挀愀洀瀀攀搀 漀甀琀 猀攀瘀攀爀愀氀 渀椀最栀琀猀 漀渀 琀栀攀 漀氀搀 戀愀氀氀 氀漀琀⸀ 䴀爀⸀ 䈀愀礀氀攀猀 爀攀洀攀洀戀攀爀猀⸀ 䠀漀洀攀猀 漀昀 倀愀爀欀攀爀 愀渀搀 䬀椀爀挀栀渀攀爀 愀瘀攀渀甀攀猀 渀漀眀 挀漀瘀攀爀 琀栀攀 戀愀氀氀 氀漀琀 琀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 猀攀瀀愀爀愀琀攀搀 椀渀 ㄀㤀㄀㠀 昀爀漀洀 䴀爀⸀ 䐀椀挀欀椀渀猀漀渀✀猀 瀀爀漀瀀攀爀琀礀 戀礀 愀 琀愀氀氀 攀瘀攀爀最爀攀攀渀 栀攀搀最攀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

He then lived on "the old Ross Place," a large Victorian house that sat well back from the Albany Post road on what is now the grounds of Hyde Park Elementary school. He had retired from active work in his milling business about a decade before.

਀㰀瀀㸀吀栀攀 猀挀漀甀琀洀愀猀琀攀爀 氀椀瘀攀搀 椀渀 㰀椀㸀∀琀栀攀 圀爀攀渀✀猀 渀攀猀琀∀㰀⼀椀㸀 搀甀爀椀渀最 愀琀 氀攀愀猀琀 瀀愀爀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀椀洀攀 栀攀 眀愀猀 椀渀 䠀礀搀攀 倀愀爀欀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 琀椀渀礀 栀漀甀猀攀Ⰰ 渀漀眀 攀渀氀愀爀最攀搀 椀猀 攀愀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 倀漀猀琀 爀漀愀搀 漀瀀瀀漀猀椀琀攀 琀栀攀 栀攀愀搀 漀昀 䬀椀爀挀栀渀攀爀 愀瘀攀渀甀攀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

It was the late J. Roosevelt Roosevelt, half brother of President Roosevelt, who made the Catskill jaunt possible, Mr. Dickinson recalls. "Rosie" Roosevelt gave $200 to the troop with no strings attached.

਀㰀挀攀渀琀攀爀㸀⨀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀⨀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀⨀㰀⼀挀攀渀琀攀爀㸀

The Troop committee prompltly bought 15 pup tents and Mr. Dickinson began looking for a wagon. He eventually purchased a carriage from Ezra Ward for $5. Before automobiles had come into general use Mr. Ward had used the carriage in his livery business, mainly to carray passengers to and from the trains.

਀㰀瀀㸀吀栀攀渀 䴀爀⸀ 䐀椀挀欀椀渀猀漀渀 昀漀甀渀搀 琀栀攀 琀漀瀀  漀昀 愀 最爀漀挀攀爀礀 搀攀氀椀瘀攀爀礀 眀愀最漀渀Ⰰ 栀攀✀猀 昀漀爀最漀琀琀攀渀 眀栀攀爀攀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 愀琀琀愀挀栀攀搀 椀琀 漀琀 琀栀攀 挀愀爀爀椀愀最攀⸀ 吀栀攀 挀愀渀瘀愀猀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀漀瀀 眀愀猀 戀愀搀氀礀 眀漀爀渀 猀漀 栀攀 爀攀瀀氀愀挀攀搀 椀琀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 栀椀猀 搀愀甀最栀琀攀爀Ⰰ 䴀椀氀搀爀攀搀Ⰰ 渀漀眀 䴀爀猀⸀ 䘀爀攀搀攀爀椀挀欀 匀挀栀甀猀琀攀爀Ⰰ 瀀爀椀渀琀攀搀 㰀椀㸀∀䠀礀搀攀 倀愀爀欀 䈀漀礀 匀挀漀甀琀猀∀㰀⼀椀㸀 漀渀 戀漀琀栀 猀椀搀攀猀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

Mr. Dickinson doesn't remember excatly when the expedition began, but he does know that the 12 boys, he, Dr. Newton and Mr. von der Haden, took their loaded wagon on the night freight boat from the Hyde Park dock to Saugerties. The dock was then due west of the rock cut.

਀㰀瀀㸀㰀椀㸀∀吀栀攀 戀漀礀猀 最漀琀 漀甀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀椀爀 猀琀愀琀攀爀漀漀洀猀 愀渀搀 爀愀渀 甀瀀 愀渀搀 搀漀眀渀 琀栀攀 搀攀挀欀猀Ⰰ∀㰀⼀椀㸀 栀攀 猀愀椀搀⸀ 㰀椀㸀∀䤀琀 眀愀猀 漀甀爀 昀椀爀猀琀 琀愀猀琀攀 漀昀 栀漀眀 栀愀爀椀搀 椀琀 眀愀猀 琀漀 最攀琀 琀栀攀洀 琀漀 猀攀琀琀氀攀 搀漀眀渀 愀琀 渀椀最栀琀Ⰰ 圀攀 栀愀搀 漀琀栀攀爀猀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 眀攀 最漀琀 琀栀爀漀甀最栀∀㰀⼀椀㸀㰀⼀瀀㸀
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਀㰀瀀㸀䤀渀 匀愀甀最攀爀琀椀攀猀 琀栀攀 爀攀愀氀 昀甀渀 戀攀最愀渀⸀ 吀栀攀 戀漀礀猀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 洀攀渀 戀攀最愀渀 琀漀 瀀甀氀氀 琀栀攀 眀愀最漀渀Ⰰ 琀栀愀琀 眀攀椀最栀攀搀 㤀   瀀漀甀渀搀猀 眀栀攀渀 椀琀 眀愀猀 氀漀愀搀攀搀Ⰰ 眀攀猀琀 琀漀 倀愀氀攀渀瘀椀氀氀攀 眀栀攀爀攀 琀栀攀礀 挀愀洀瀀攀搀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 渀椀最栀琀⸀ 䘀爀漀洀 倀愀氀攀渀瘀椀氀氀攀 琀栀攀 瀀甀氀氀攀搀 椀琀 甀瀀 倀愀氀攀渀瘀椀氀氀攀 洀漀甀渀琀愀椀渀 琀漀 䠀愀椀渀攀猀 䘀愀氀氀猀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

"I had put a toungue like that of a old fashioned fire engine on the wagon,"Mr. Dickinson said, "that is, a short wooden tongue with a long loop of rope so that several could pull on each side of the loop. Since the wagon didn't have a brake we had another rope on the back. We pulled on that to hold it back on the downgrades.

਀㰀瀀㸀吀眀漀 戀漀礀猀 爀漀搀攀 琀漀 最甀椀搀攀 椀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 眀愀最漀渀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 栀愀瘀攀 愀 眀栀攀攀氀⸀ 䤀琀 栀愀搀攀 挀爀甀搀攀 栀愀渀搀氀攀戀愀爀猀Ⰰ 愀 戀愀爀 眀椀琀栀 愀 挀爀漀猀猀 戀愀爀 愀琀 攀愀挀栀 攀渀搀⸀ 圀栀攀渀 眀攀 挀愀洀攀 琀漀 愀 琀甀爀渀 漀渀攀 戀漀礀 瀀甀猀栀攀搀 漀渀 栀椀猀 挀爀漀猀猀 戀愀爀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 漀琀栀攀爀 瀀甀氀氀攀搀 漀渀 栀椀猀 琀漀 洀愀欀攀 琀栀攀 眀栀攀攀氀 琀甀爀渀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

Yes, indeed, we men pulled. Believe me, it took every man of us to get that wagon up some of the mountains. We had to do some tugging to get it up to Haines Falls. Every man was on the ropes pulling. There's a good road there now, but there was just a dirt road then, and that made it harder."

਀㰀瀀㸀伀渀挀攀 琀栀攀礀 最漀琀 琀栀攀爀攀Ⰰ 琀栀攀椀爀 挀愀洀瀀 愀琀 䠀愀椀渀攀猀 䘀愀氀氀猀 眀愀猀 漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 渀椀挀攀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀爀椀瀀⸀ 吀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀 渀攀愀爀 琀栀攀 攀搀最攀 漀昀 愀 ㄀㔀 ⴀ昀漀漀琀 爀愀瘀椀渀攀 琀栀愀琀 猀琀爀攀琀挀栀攀搀 愀猀 昀愀爀 愀猀 琀栀攀礀 挀漀甀氀搀 猀攀攀 椀渀 攀椀琀栀攀爀 搀椀爀攀挀琀椀漀渀⸀ 吀栀愀琀 昀椀爀猀琀 搀愀礀 琀栀攀礀 爀攀猀琀攀搀 愀昀琀攀爀 琀栀攀礀 栀愀搀 洀愀搀攀 挀愀洀瀀⸀ 吀栀攀 渀攀砀琀 搀愀礀 琀栀攀礀 瘀椀猀椀琀攀搀 洀漀甀渀琀愀椀渀 栀漀甀猀攀猀 漀渀 渀攀爀戀礀 瀀攀愀欀猀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

Each boy was expected to roll up his blanket, his personal belongings and his tent around two short tent poles whenever they broke camp. And there was always a pick-up committee to make sure that the campers didn't leave any litter.

਀㰀挀攀渀琀攀爀㸀⨀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀⨀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀☀渀戀猀瀀⨀㰀⼀挀攀渀琀攀爀㸀

The group went from Haines Falls to Tannersville to Chichester to Phoenicia, then down to the Ashokan reservoir. Farmers were always willing to let them camp where they pleased. At night, people who lived nearby were quite likely to visit the boys and ask questions. Scouting was new and the people were curious about this new organization.

਀㰀瀀㸀㰀椀㸀∀圀攀 戀漀甀最栀琀 愀 氀漀琀 漀昀 攀最最猀 愀渀搀 洀椀氀欀 昀爀漀洀 琀栀攀 昀愀爀洀攀爀猀Ⰰ∀㰀⼀椀㸀 䴀爀⸀ 䐀椀挀欀椀渀猀漀渀 猀愀椀搀⸀ 㰀椀㸀∀夀漀甀 猀栀漀甀氀搀 栀愀瘀攀 猀攀攀渀 琀栀攀 戀漀礀猀 搀漀眀渀 琀栀愀琀 洀椀氀欀⸀ 圀攀 氀椀瘀攀搀 眀攀氀氀⸀ 䤀渀 琀漀眀渀猀 眀攀 戀漀甀最栀琀 愀 氀漀琀 漀昀 挀漀氀搀 挀甀琀猀Ⰰ 漀爀 洀愀礀戀攀 洀攀愀琀 昀漀爀 愀 猀琀攀眀⸀ 圀攀✀搀 戀爀漀甀最栀琀 愀 眀愀猀栀 戀漀椀氀攀爀 愀氀漀渀最⸀ 圀攀 挀漀漀欀攀搀 漀甀爀 猀琀攀眀 椀渀 琀栀愀琀⸀ 䤀 爀攀洀攀洀戀攀爀 漀渀攀 猀琀攀眀 䴀爀⸀ 瘀漀渀 搀攀爀 䠀愀搀攀渀 洀愀搀攀⸀ 䠀攀 洀愀搀攀 愀 眀栀漀氀攀 戀漀椀氀攀爀昀甀氀Ⰰ 猀漀 洀甀挀栀 眀攀 昀椀渀愀氀氀礀 栀愀搀 琀漀 琀栀爀漀眀 猀漀洀攀 漀昀 椀琀 愀眀愀礀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

One night we camped in this pasture. It was a nice place with a row of trees. The boys put up their tents as they always did, close together in rows. Of course, the guy ropes stretched out on each side of the tents.

਀㰀瀀㸀䤀渀 琀栀攀 洀椀搀搀氀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 渀椀最栀琀Ⰰ 眀攀 眀攀爀攀 愀眀愀欀攀渀攀搀 戀礀 昀椀瘀攀 礀漀甀渀最 栀攀椀昀攀爀猀 琀栀愀琀 眀攀爀攀 愀氀氀 猀渀愀爀氀攀搀 甀瀀 椀渀 琀栀攀 爀漀瀀攀猀  ⴀ 愀 栀攀氀昀攀爀 椀猀 樀甀猀琀 愀戀漀甀琀 琀栀攀 洀漀猀琀 椀渀焀甀椀猀椀琀椀瘀攀 琀栀椀渀最 漀渀 攀愀爀琀栀⸀ 圀攀 最漀琀 琀栀攀 戀漀礀猀 漀甀琀 椀渀 愀 栀甀爀爀礀⸀ 一漀Ⰰ 琀栀攀礀 栀攀氀昀攀爀猀 眀攀爀攀渀✀琀 搀愀渀最攀爀漀甀猀 甀渀氀攀猀猀 琀栀攀礀 昀攀氀氀 漀渀 猀漀洀攀漀渀攀Ⰰ 愀猀 琀栀攀礀 瘀攀爀礀 眀攀氀氀 挀漀甀氀搀 栀愀瘀攀 椀琀 琀栀攀礀✀搀 琀爀椀瀀瀀攀搀 漀渀 琀栀攀 爀漀瀀攀猀⸀∀㰀⼀椀㸀㰀⼀瀀㸀
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਀㰀瀀㸀吀栀攀 搀愀礀猀 眀攀爀攀 栀漀琀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 渀椀最栀琀猀 挀栀椀氀氀礀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 眀攀愀琀栀攀爀 眀愀猀 戀攀愀甀琀椀昀甀氀 琀栀爀漀甀最栀漀甀琀 琀栀攀 琀爀椀瀀⸀ 圀栀攀渀攀瘀攀爀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀琀礀 挀愀洀攀 琀漀 愀渀 椀渀瘀椀琀椀渀最 氀愀欀攀 漀爀 猀琀爀攀愀洀Ⰰ 攀瘀攀爀礀漀渀攀 眀漀甀氀搀 栀愀瘀攀 愀 猀眀椀洀 椀渀 琀栀攀 椀挀礀 眀愀琀攀爀⸀ 匀漀洀攀琀椀洀攀猀 琀栀攀 戀漀礀猀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 洀攀渀 眀漀甀氀搀 琀栀攀渀 眀愀猀栀 漀甀琀 猀漀洀攀 挀氀漀琀栀椀渀最 愀渀搀 栀愀渀最 椀琀 漀渀 愀 昀攀渀挀攀 琀漀 搀爀礀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

Near the Ashokan reservoir they came upon a company of soldiers that was encamped there to guard New York City's water supply, for this was war time. The soldiers were delighted to see the boys and invited the whole party to share their camp.

਀㰀瀀㸀㰀椀㸀∀吀栀攀礀 栀愀搀 琀栀攀 戀漀礀猀 漀甀琀 昀漀爀 氀漀眀攀爀椀渀最 琀栀攀 昀氀愀最 愀琀 猀甀渀猀攀琀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 昀漀爀 爀愀椀猀椀渀最 椀琀 愀最愀椀渀 琀栀攀 渀攀砀琀 洀漀爀渀椀渀最 愀琀 猀甀渀爀椀猀攀Ⰰ∀㰀⼀椀㸀 䴀爀⸀ 䐀椀挀欀椀渀猀漀渀 猀愀椀搀⸀ 㰀椀㸀吀栀攀渀 琀栀攀礀 氀漀愀渀攀搀 琀栀攀椀爀 爀椀昀氀攀猀 琀漀 琀栀攀 戀漀礀猀 愀渀搀 最愀瘀攀 琀栀攀洀 猀漀洀攀 搀爀椀氀氀椀渀最 漀渀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀愀搀攀 最爀漀甀渀搀⸀ 䤀 挀愀渀 猀攀攀 琀栀漀猀攀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 欀椀搀猀 礀攀琀Ⰰ 洀愀爀挀栀椀渀最 愀爀漀甀渀搀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀漀猀攀 戀椀最 爀椀昀氀攀猀⸀ 圀攀 猀琀愀礀攀搀 琀栀攀爀攀 琀眀漀 搀愀礀猀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 戀漀礀猀 栀愀搀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 琀椀洀攀⸀∀㰀⼀椀㸀㰀⼀瀀㸀
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਀㰀瀀㸀䘀爀漀洀 琀栀攀 爀攀猀攀爀瘀漀椀爀 琀栀攀 戀漀礀猀 眀攀渀琀 琀漀 圀漀漀搀猀琀漀挀欀Ⰰ 琀栀攀渀 琀漀 䬀椀渀最猀琀漀渀⸀ 䤀渀 搀漀眀渀琀漀眀渀 䬀椀渀最猀琀漀渀 琀栀攀礀 琀漀漀欀 琀栀攀 昀攀爀爀礀 琀漀 刀栀椀渀攀挀氀椀昀昀Ⰰ 琀栀攀渀 瀀甀氀氀攀搀 琀栀攀椀爀 眀愀最漀渀 漀渀 琀栀攀 氀愀猀琀 氀漀渀最 栀愀甀氀Ⰰ 昀爀漀洀 刀栀椀渀攀挀氀椀昀昀 琀漀 䠀礀搀攀 倀愀爀欀⸀㰀⼀瀀㸀

"There was only one fight, and that wasn't a bad one, during the entire trip," Mr. Dickinson said. "I presume we went considerably over 100 miles, but there wasn't a broken bone or a bad blister. I don't even remember a cut finger. But our feet did get sore, boy oh boy, they did."

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