Gallaudet Easter Campers of 1903 « Deaf Soup

When I attended Gallaudet in the late 80’s and early 90’s, whenever we’d get a long weekend, some of us boys would get a convoy of trucks and vans filled up with camping gear and head up to the mountains at Deep Creek Lake or Sugar Mountain, or attend Timberfest camping festivals in Pennsylvania or even just take a overnight trek to one of the local state parks such as the one in Green Belt, Maryland, where my sleeping bag once lit up in smoldering flames as I snuggled too close to the fire. But that’s another story. Today I have a real treat for you: a story from the April 26, 1903 Washington Times titled SPRINGTIME CAMP OF THE GALLAUDET COLLEGIANS. Camping has a long tradition at Gallaudet, going back to the 1860’s. If today’s Gallaudet students are not camping together, they’re missing out on some good times and losing a long honored tradition!

I’m including a .pdf of the entire article, with photos and headline, plus snippets of the whole article and individual photos to make it easier to read. Enjoy!

whole article in .pdf:

SPRINGTIME CAMP OF THE GALLAUDET COLLEGIANS

photos:

1903 Gallaudet campers

campers sawing wood

campers making pie for the lady visitors

article in snippets to read:

[click to expand, then click again to get a larger view]

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