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Cimarron

On August 2, the Inter girls and Freshman boys mounted a bus headed for Cimarron City, outside of Monticello.

We arrived at high noon and saw a replica of a small western town, complete with the Crystal Palace Saloon, numerous stores, the town bank and post office and the trading post.

Each camper had three rides to enjoy. We went on the old-fashioned stage coach, the Ferryboat and the Transcontinental Railroad. Along the route of the latter ride we saw the Boot Hill graveyard, stockades, the dreaded hangman's noose and colorful vistas of the wild and wooly west.

Later in the day we attended a fascinating and lively rodeo which included bucking broncos, thrilling steer roping and of course trick horseback riding. Activity was continuous. The bank was held up and the robbers were shot down and caught by the sheriff and his posse. An Indian show was put on. At the trading post our Ranger cowhands were continuously buying up all the pioneer-type souvenirs, from marshall badges to Indian hatchets and tomahawks.

Finally at sunset we hit the trail homeward, still quite alive in spirit but physically exhausted. With several wa-hoos and an occasional yippee-ki-ay, we faded slowly off into the dust.

The Ranger campers had experienced a very enjoyable day.

Maxine Goldstein

Stagecoach

Thousand Islands

As the sun slowly crept over the horizon on the morning of July 26, twenty Senior boys and a number of Teener girls were anxiously preparing to depart from Camp Ranger. Their destination - the Thousand Islands.

After a bus ride of approximately nine hours, the tired campers reached the Hotel Monticello where they were to stay for the coming three days. When all were set in the lodgings the touring group went for a swim in the immense St. Lawrence River. When we returned to the hotel they sat down to a luscious. Shopping was the activity which followed. At about 8:30 the bus left for the bowling alley.

Shortly after breakfast the next day, the bus traveled to the St. Lawrence where the campers boarded a launch which took them on a wonderful tour of the Thousand Islands. many fascinating facts concerning the islands were explained to us by our guide.

Following lunch, a new experience was in store for us. We were to enter Canada. After some sightseeing in Kingston, the group visited Old Fort Henry, which was used primarily during the War of 1812. The guide showed us the old monuments in the fort including guns, cabins, dining rooms, and other replicas. Upon leaving Fort Henry, the Ranger campers found that they now had a broader picture of the olden days.

After dinner back in the U.S.A., "Sergeant Rutledge", a Civil War film, was next on the agenda. A tired bunch of campers returned at midnight. On the trip home we lunched at Syracuse University.

We arrived back at Camp Ranger with wonderful memories of the trip.

Ira Leibowitz