Highpointers Museum Plans Proceeding

Highpointers Museum Plans Proceeding

Roger
Roger

December 28th, 1998, 5:30 am #1

Information on joining club and getting the newsletter is available
on the highpointers.com <A HREF="http://www.highpointers.com/contact.shtml">web
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Jack Longacre, founder of the Highpointers Club, reports in the Fourth
Quarter 1998&nbsp; Highpointers Club newsletter "Apex to Zenith" that plans
are proceeding on setting up a Highpointers Museum on Taum Sauk Mountain
in Missouri.&nbsp; They hope to have the parking lot ready to host the
1999 Highpointers Club Convention on September 7-11.

Jack is looking for all kinds of volunteer help for every aspect of
this.&nbsp; You can write him

Jack Longacre
PO Box 70
Arcadia, MO&nbsp;&nbsp; 63621&nbsp;&nbsp; 573-546-JAKK.
Information on joining club and getting the newsletter is available
on the highpointers.com <A HREF="http://www.highpointers.com/contact.shtml">web
site</A>.
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Roger
Roger

December 28th, 1998, 5:32 am #2

The next Highpointers Club Convention will be Sept. 7-11 at Taum Sauk,
Missouri.&nbsp; Contact Nikki Hemphill
for more details.

This information appeared in the Fourth Quarter 1998&nbsp; Highpointers
Club newsletter "Apex to Zenith."

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on the highpointers.com <A HREF="http://www.highpointers.com/contact.shtml">web
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Bill Stempek
Bill Stempek

December 28th, 1998, 4:00 pm #3

Information on joining club and getting the newsletter is available
on the highpointers.com <A HREF="http://www.highpointers.com/contact.shtml">web
site</A>.

Jack Longacre, founder of the Highpointers Club, reports in the Fourth
Quarter 1998&nbsp; Highpointers Club newsletter "Apex to Zenith" that plans
are proceeding on setting up a Highpointers Museum on Taum Sauk Mountain
in Missouri.&nbsp; They hope to have the parking lot ready to host the
1999 Highpointers Club Convention on September 7-11.

Jack is looking for all kinds of volunteer help for every aspect of
this.&nbsp; You can write him

Jack Longacre
PO Box 70
Arcadia, MO&nbsp;&nbsp; 63621&nbsp;&nbsp; 573-546-JAKK.
Information on joining club and getting the newsletter is available
on the highpointers.com <A HREF="http://www.highpointers.com/contact.shtml">web
site</A>.
OK....so I've only been a member for three years. To some of the founding fathers and people who have nutured this club for a decade, it may seem timely.
But I still have to maintain the idea that a club with explosive new growth, no by-laws, no organized committees(at least none that I'm aware of....I've volunteered for several) is putting the cart before the horse in proceeding with the museum.
What's the rush? Can someone help me out here?
My two cents is that money could go to folks like Lillian and Gene Elliott and others out there on the front lines. Or possibly a Lillian and Gene Fund to support and encourage other HPer's to do the same with their local HP's. Otherwise, I see highpoints like Mississippi and Louisiana going the same route as Maryland, but with no one to stem the tide.
Rhode Island has become "stand in the road, over there". Maryland probably would be also, if not for the Elliott's efforts. Illinois is not the true highpoint but no one squaks about it( the neighbors tell me the true HP is the front porch). We don't have the kind of numbers yet to seriously influence the Black Mountain issue. Even if EVERYONE in the club wrote in.
Let's face it, what people and agencies respond to is money and action....not museums. I'd rather that the members that come after me have access to all fifty rather than an altar on one of them.
Maybe a compromise? Could we have a choice as to where a dues increase would be spent?
"No son, you can only go to 27 highpoints. The rest you can kinda stand next to. But...but...there's this really neat one in Missouri"
Sincerely,
Bill Stempek
PS I AM pro museum....when we've done something to warrant it. I know from personal experience that newletters and conventions ARE very hard work, and I don't mean to demean the efforts that have gone into the club. But rushing ahead with bulldozers in Missouri while the same equipment is warming up on Black Mountain's summit? I need some enlightenment here.
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Rocky Marino
Rocky Marino

March 5th, 1999, 9:41 pm #4

"Rhode Island has become 'stand in the road, over there'." --Perhaps, but the name of the game is not "Climb Mt. Richardson." No extra points scored for cheesing-off the locals. No one wants to get involved in a lawsuit over twenty vertical feet.

"Illinois is not the true highpoint." -- Probably right. Would you build your farmhouse anywhere but the high ground? If the guidebooks are inaccurate, they could be easily corrected in the next edition.

It is the high peaks of the western states, all on public land, that have everyone convinced that highpointing is only a question of physical endurance and hiking ability. The subtler highpoints of the east require different skills to attain--such as diplomacy, for instance. Rhode Island's just a different kind of test. It's unlikely that somebody in a wheelchair could get to the top of Granite; on the other hand, perhaps that same person COULD get past "the fool on the hill." Has anybody in a wheelchair even tried? Point is, they're not all the same kind of points, and it would be boring if they were.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

May 14th, 2010, 1:22 am #5

Information on joining club and getting the newsletter is available
on the highpointers.com <A HREF="http://www.highpointers.com/contact.shtml">web
site</A>.

Jack Longacre, founder of the Highpointers Club, reports in the Fourth
Quarter 1998&nbsp; Highpointers Club newsletter "Apex to Zenith" that plans
are proceeding on setting up a Highpointers Museum on Taum Sauk Mountain
in Missouri.&nbsp; They hope to have the parking lot ready to host the
1999 Highpointers Club Convention on September 7-11.

Jack is looking for all kinds of volunteer help for every aspect of
this.&nbsp; You can write him

Jack Longacre
PO Box 70
Arcadia, MO&nbsp;&nbsp; 63621&nbsp;&nbsp; 573-546-JAKK.
Information on joining club and getting the newsletter is available
on the highpointers.com <A HREF="http://www.highpointers.com/contact.shtml">web
site</A>.
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