Turtle Derby 1969(4:06) Billy Radcliffe, John Schmick, Dutch Master, Mike prowda, Peter Black
Ohio Gorge, West Canada Creek Dutch Master, Mike "Pooh Bear" Prowda.
Tom Lynn writing - 08/26/2011 - The sound for the whole thing was generic stuff added by the company that tranferred the 8mm film to video cassette many years ago.
Tom Lynn writing - 08/26/2011 - Dutch Master & I met Mike "Pooh Bear" Prowda in Coopertown the summer of 1970 to see the camp one last time as it was being torn down.
John Mercer writing - 08-27-2011 - These are not the Trenton Falls; instead, they are the falls at Ohio Gorge. So the trip to Ohio Gorge was part of the Trenton Falls Trip, but Trenton Falls was the other place - with the hot and cold running showers and one set of falls, then the other set much higher, with the old water line running above it. We stayed the night at Ohio Gorge, but never at Trenton Gorge.
Tom Lynn writing - 08/27/2011 - In my lone T-Falls trip (perhaps it was an abbreviated/shortened one around '68 or '69) we didn't spend the night at Ohio Gorge; but spent the night(s?) at "Iwo Hinckley" the "island" in Hinckley Reservoir. I remember also visiting "The Pot Hole" but for some reason I'm not sure if we actually went to the Trenton Falls! Maybe my mind is just a bit too deficient these days...
View of Lake Otsego from Lookout and a Drive Through Cooperstown Circa 1970
Tom Lynn writing - 08/26/2011 - I think you can see that the saplings had already started to encroach on the view as Mouldy had not cut them back that year. Not sure if this made me bring the chain saw the next year or if that was a couple of years later when I decided to be Mr. Lumberjack.
Hyde Bay Camp Buildings 1970
Tom Lynn writing - 08/26/2011 - I took some shots of the buildings still at camp (i.e, to be demolished) and those that had been moved to Beaver Valley.
Turtle Derby 1969 Billy Radcliffe, John Schmick, Dutch Master, Mike prowda, Peter Black,
Tom Lynn writing - 08/26/2011 - The Turtle Derby footage, when it's not jumping around too much, is a good opportunity to identify a lot of people that the "last generation" of HBC knows/knew. It's good to catch a brief glimpse of the late Billy Radcliffe.