Hillis Howie Jr. & Margaret Shaklee (2011)

Summary: HHJr discusses how physical focus of the Gulch has changed from the springhouse to the Mess Hall. Design of cabins by Kurt Vonnegut Sr. Use of cots before bunks. How trekkers would get water, cool food using springhouse. Gas refrigeration. Root cellars at Base Camp. Past as sawmill. Land purchased from bank in foreclosure. Start of Foundation. Introduction of land by Burton Staples. Navajo involvement in construction at Base Camp. Account of lightning strike near Native Arts Workshop: welded two pieces of metal together, after Navajo blessing metal fell apart. Special rocks in cabin chimneys.

Key Words: Kurt Vonnegut, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Crafts de la Navajo, Coolidge, 66, Tom Henio, Hogan

Hillis Howie Jr.
Prairie Trek 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951
Prairie Trek, staff, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
Base Camp staff, 1960
Family Trek 1978, 2005

Margaret Shaklee
Family Trek 2005

See also:
Hillis Howie Jr., Lucy Kluckhohn Jones & Margaret Shaklee
Michael Hays & Hillis Howie Jr.