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Massawepie History Documents from 1952-1959 (Camp Development)

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Expanded January, 2005: "Building Massawepie" (1951 - 1957): Excerpts from diaries of Harley Burgdorf, first Massawepie Property Superintendent (thanks to Harley's son, Chuck Burgdorf, for providing these) "Famous Childwold Park to be Boy Scout Haven", Watertown Daily Times, 1/25/52
March, 1952, Massawepie Update Letter to units:
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April, 1952, Letter with list of Massawepie Development Committee Members
1952 Individual Scout Camp Registration Form (Front/Back) 1952 Camp Promotion Brochure: Page 1   Page 2   Page 3   Page 4
1952 Report to 1951 Camp Expansion Fund Contributors:
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List of proposed outpost names, 1952
1952 Camp Schedule "First Massawepie Campers Vote Enthusiastic Approval" 1952 Rochester Times-Union article
11/52 Unit Questionnaire for the 1953 season "Work Progresses at Camp B; Mild Winter Helps Builders" Winter, 1952-53 Newspaper article
1953 Camp Schedule Austin Bleyler's talk at 8/1/53 Dedication Day ceremony:   Page 1   Page 2
Scout Thomas Babe's Dedication Day Speech accepting Massawepie for the Scouts "Moore Dedicates Adirondacks Camp for Monroe Scouts", Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 8/2/53
1954 "Camp Information for Parents" Brochure:
Front side Reverse side
"Scouts Sell Eagle Island for Vacationer Use, Rochester Times Union, 4/14/54
1954 Area IIE OA Conclave Information:
Cover    Schedule & Map
New August, 2002: Early 1950's Trail Camping & Outpost Information
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1955 Massawepie Scout/Scouter Application Forms 1955 Massawepie Unit Application Form
"New Unit being Constructed at Boy Scout Camp in Adirondacks" Spring, 1956 Newspaper article describing construction of Camp Voyageur and Staff Cabins 4/18/56 Davenport-Hatch Foundation Letter awarding $4000 grant to build Cabin #1
Roy Warren Memorial Office dedication program, 8/4/56 8/6/56 News Clipping about new Roy Warren Central Office
"Fireplace is Cause of Blaze; Other Camp Buildings Saved" 9/10/56 Newspaper article about fire that destroyed an old hotel cottages in the Voyageur area 9/27/56 Newspaper article about Harley Burgdorf, Massawepie Superintendent
"Boy, Girl Scouts Plan Million Dollar Drive For Camp Expansion", Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 2/20/58 "Scouts Seek $1 1/2 Million In Drive", Rochester Times Union, 6/20/58
"Scout Drive Spurred By Camp Enrollment", Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 11/19/58 1958 Joint Capital Campaign Brochure - Boy Scout Pages:   Cover   Page 1   Page 2   Page 3   Page 4   Page 5   Page 6   Page 7   Page 8   Page 9   Page 10   Page 11   Page 12   Page 13
1958 Joint Capital Campaign Brochure - Girl Scout Pages:   Cover   Page 1   Page 2   Page 3   Page 4   Page 5   Page 6   Page 7   Page 8   Page 9   Page 10   Page 11   Page 12   Page 13 1959(?) Camp Promotion Brochure for Parents:   Page 1   Page 2   Page 3
1959 Catholic Observance Schedule Camp Pioneer Song, 1950's
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