Great history..............nice to seewhat all of our collective hard work is protecting!
Jeepers Jamboree: The First Thirty Years, by Peg PresbaDID I miss something????what book is this? ans where can you get a copy?
you are a lucky man! not to many old timers left to share history like that with us-i would have loved to have been there with you listening to his tales from the past.Dave, your continued support for the trail by 'wheeling it, repairing folks on it, working on it, fundraising for it, and talking about it sets a fine example, and a high bar indeed. I'll share beers with you and Tim any time, but it'll be a battle to see who can slap the cash down fast enough to buy! :beer:
I have been lucky enough to meet Dick Wentworth and his mom, and talk with them about the old days. Dick essentially grew up in Wentworth Springs and spent his youth and teens on the trail (lucky!) and had some great stories about Vic Wikander and the islands and the Rubicon in general. I spent an afternoon with them just listening to tales from the past -- it was a GREAT day! There's some more discussion about Wikander on www.GerleCreek.com and here: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=611550&highlight=wikander -- I'd sure LOVE to have Mr. Wikander show me the highlights of his island, back in the day!
This is a fun thread -- thanks again Tim and Dave!
your right dave, you are my trail mother:flipoff2: annual week long trail(s) vacation deal is still on..we can invite eddie and vova instead since jons truck is defunctalways enjoyed wheeling with you paul-but i thought oops was your 1st adopted father and i am supposed to be a surrogate father when he is to busy to accompany you on a trail run!!!! missed wheeling with you this year paul. next summer for sure........
Earliest maps show four lakes: Loon, Pleasant, Mary, and Bixby. Those merged into two lakes (Loon and Pleasant) and then finally into one: Loon Lake. I have a timeline I put together for another project...
i have not seen a example of book 2 but i would like to own one some day. book 1 is titled the first 30 years and is 400+ pages. published in 1984 i believe. any chance you could scan and share some pics with everybody mark?very interesting. I have 'Book II' from Ms. Presba. It's a total 178 pages but the pages and pix in my book do not correspond with the above pix. Still, a very cool, retro read. The Book II says "The first 40 years..." and is hardcover published in 1992.
Here's a link for one: mine is missing the cool dust cover...
thanks for the offer mark-but i managed to purchase book #2 on line thanks to you. hope to meet you on a trail next summer!!!SSD: I don't have a scanner, but nevertheless, i'm hesitant to do so with copyrighted material. hummmmm....... gotta think about this, but likely not. Sorry... Now, if I loaned it out i cannot control what happens... so PM me.
Wow...All I can say is Thank you for putting together such a wonderful jewel of a book that displays the history of "our" Trail in such a beautiful way. It truly has been a pleasure to read and a great way to share such wonderful history with all fellow "wheelers".Was doing research on my husband's family and googled Presba and found this way cool and interesting thread on the Jamboree Books.
Two of the biggest thrills in my life included compiling these two books. If you will look hard, you will see that it is a compilation of many people's thoughts and experiences on the trail. I quoted everyone who I could find, from first hand interviews, to the 4x4 magazines that recorded the event through the years and every other source I could contact.
The Jamboree story belongs to every Jeeper who ever had the awe inspiring experience of hitting the Rubicon Trail. Our forefathers' stories ring with the thrill they found in its pristine beauty and challenge of crossingt , the same thrill we still find today, and not just on the first trip, but everytime we get the opportunity to run the route.
The book is copyrighted by the Jeepers Jamboree, but as long as you don't copy the entire book in one place, you should be able to do as you are doing. Copyright law says you can only copy small portions and always site the source...
I would like to thank you for all the very nice comments you made on the book. It really made my evening to see how much this book is still appreciated.
Anytime you need help on compiling a new one (book), look me up in Oakley, Idaho. My heart will always belong to the Rubicon Trail and I will support any venture in preserving its history!!!