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Massawepie History Documents from 1948-1951 (Site Purchase)

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New March, 2002: "Boy Scout Camp Needed" flyer issued in 1948 at the start of the site search process, spelling out the desired property characteristics (size, distance from Rochester, terrain, etc.) New April, 2002: 7/15/48 Letter from Fred Wellington to W. Clyde Sykes expressing interest in Massawepie
New April, 2002: "Report of a 7-person "Road Trip" July 17-18, 1948 visiting various Adirondack properties, including Massawepie, which seems to be the group's favorite. New March, 2002: Summary Site Description for Massawepie, prepared for the Camp Search Committee on 10/6/48:   Page 1   Page 2
New April, 2002: Report of 1/26/51 meeting to begin planning a Fall, 1951 capital campaign:   Page 1   Page 2 New April, 2002: Report of 2/6/51 meeting at the Rochester Club to finalize plans for purchasing Massawepie   Page 1   Page 2
February, 1951, letter from Otetiana Council president Carey Brown to the Community Chest, requesting final permission for the capital campaign:   Page 1   Page 2   Page 3 New March, 2002: March 14, 1951, letter from Richard Miller (Manager, Rochester Community Chest) to Carey Brown (President, Otetiana Council) approving a Fall, 1951, capital campaign for $408,000 to purchase and develop Massawepie
Detailed breakdown of preliminary camp development budget for 1951 Capital Campaign Summary of camp development budget for 1951 Capital Campaign
September, 1951 press release announcing the hiring of Harley L. Burgdorf as Otetiana Council's first Massawepie Property Superintendent   Page 1   Page 2   Page 3 New March, 2002: "Scouting Council Names Overseer of Mountain Camp" article in Rochester Democrat & Chonicle 9/30/51
"Scouts Get Huge Camp Tract" Newspaper Article 9/30/51 New March, 2002: "Pilot in Crash Landing Escapes Serious Injury" Newspaper Article 10/6/51 describing crash at Massawepie of a Piper Cub from Albany
"Plans for 4 Camps" Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Article 10/26/51 New March, 2002: "3000 Seek $100,000 for Scout Camps" Newspaper Article 10/28/51 describing the Capital Campaign General Phase
1951 Camp Expansion Fund Brochure:   Page 1   Page 2   Page 3   Page 4   Page 5   Page 6   Page 7   Page 8 1951 Camp Expansion Fund Tribute Brochure:   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   Page 14   Page 15   Page 16
Letter of thanks to Carey Brown, who chaired the camp search committee and 1951 capital campaign Summary of 1951 Capital Campaign (written in 1957):   Page 1   Page 2   Page 3   Page 4   Page 5   Page 6
New March, 2002: Legal Notice 1951 or 1952 (?) of the posting of the Massawepie property
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The information on this page was gathered as part of a Massawepie History project in preparation for Massawepie's 50th Anniversary in 2002. This information is as complete and accurate as is currently known. Any corrections or additions are welcome, as are other tidbits of Massawepie History. Send them to Peter Collinge (see below, or mail to 77 Tall Oak Lane, Pittsford, NY 14534).

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