Summer of '04 brought a hearty group of Old Sequoyans and Friends of Sequoyah for a weekend of work, brain storming, camping and good times at beautiful Sequoyah.
Mark Wilde-Ramsing, David Glasgow and Jack Rice came early, to do some weed whacking with Barry Durand. In particular, David attacked the vines that were strangling Chief's house. He succeeded in restoring Chief's handiwork to much of its splendor.
Seventy Sequoyans and Friends of Sequoyah attended, many accompanied by their families. Inclement weather threatened throughout, but the anti-rain dances worked, and we were spared. (Excepting once, when stouthearted men took on the Craggy Gardens loop and encountered Murphy's Law in the form of a squall line.)
Saturday brought a wonderful barbecue spread, with all the trimmings. Afterwards, led by Barry, we engaged in a thorough and thoughtful discussion of Sequoyah's present and future, reported here by John Andrews:
Sifting through the memories, the emotions, and the various points-of-view, some good points were made. Mark and Glen talked about the preservation effort, from an Archeologist’s perspective. Jack stressed the importance of getting/keeping Sequoyans involved via the website. Both are worthy efforts. Chuck McGrady made an excellent presentation, depicting the difficulties of running a modern-day summer camp. In general, it seemed that everyone was willing to contribute to the preservation effort in some form.
Sunday fittingly closed the reunion with a morning visit to Inspiration Point.
Roster of Attendees
who heeded the "Come to Sequoyah" call spontaneously
and showed up on their own, to the surprise and delight of all
Ann Wallen, Chief's secretary, was also in attendance.
attacking the rapids
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