Summary: Howie discusses the use of shortwave radio for trek communications from 1947-1950. When cabin 3 burned down, the Howie group found out via radio. Early years of the trek, driving and then taking the train. The trek was abbreviated and then cancelled several years during World War II.

Key words: Olmstead, Walker Weston, George Letsko, Indianapolis, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Coolidge, Boy Scout Jamboree, Peabody Museum, World War II

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