Monday, December 5, 2016

1971 - 1973 Tom W travels developing openness to new ideas - Wo' wa cin tanka - Confidence and Fearlessness - Keeping the blocks Clear

Here in the winter of 1971-72, on the wooden snowshoes at the back door of the Palmer Main Cabin on Pelican Lake -  Shede Zaaga’iganing in Anishinabeg , during my 'hippie' phase as a second year medical student at the U of Minnesota on the East Bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis - Likely taken by Terrie Leonard, teenage daughter of Winnie and Dave Leonard, with whom I eventually lived in their basement in S Minneapolis, for a year in med school at 49th and Russell, just a block south of Lake Harriet ----  
Photo by Winnie Leonard, with the red, yellow and black knit stocking cap, she knit me for me while I was a med student, that I continue to wear for fun - Here I am  carrying  a jack pine log, with the 1953 Studebaker I purchased in Faribault that had been used on a farm to carry grain - I was able to keep this flat head 6 pick up going for many years, from the early 70's through the late 90's when I was led to sell my interest in the Pelican Lake property and find a buyer at an auction with my good friend Gary Engler near St Cloud -  

1971, Terrie Leonard, on wooden snow shoes in front of a wooden shed, with green painted doors - on the Jenkins, Pinkham, Leonard Property?
 Terrie Leonard with wooden snow shoes, in fresh newly fallen snow, winter 1970-71
Shed on the Leonard- Weaver shared property line in the mid 1970's after I, Tom , had purchased a windmill off of a farm near Kilkenny Minnesota in Rice County, with dreams of having a wind powered source for water, and sustainability in Crow Wing County - the windmill was never erected here at Weaver Nature Cabins and was sold to a Crow Wing County Farmer when I liquidated my holdings in the late 1990's  --- Photo by Rus Hurt, who had a dark room in our duplex at 1716 East Fifth St in Duluth from 1975- 78

 According to Winnie Leonard, this shed was  built by Faribault Shattuck and St James faculty and real estate developers, Fredrick Jenkins, and Fredrick Haeberle before 1920 - and the property line went through the center of the building until Tom Weaver negotiated a trade of property with Winnie where she could build a garage on the hill behind her house- cabin  -----

1953 Studebaker Pick up, in the early 70's with Jack Hinds, an elder who lived on Lougee Lake and whom I helped clear up his cabin and take loads to the Mission Township Dump and to recycle back in the day - Jack and Jan Hinds had a winter home near Eureka Springs Arkansas, and I hitch hiked to their place when I took 6 weeks off from med school to visit Arkansas, and hitch hike through Oklahoma to New Mexico and Arizona, then down to Mexico, Hermosillo, Mazatlan, to Mexico City back in the day   

Roots in Southern Minnesota, the land of the Wakpecute Dakota Oyate ----Faribault, Northfield 
Early 1970's view from farmland south of the Twin Cities with haze of the big city to the north - a time I worked with folks  in Faribault founding FACE-Q "the Faribault Area Committee for Environmental Quality  that I helped create along with Betty and Tom Kaul, which eventually turned into River Bend Nature Center "The history of River Bend began with the creation of the Faribault Area Committee for Environmental Quality (FACE-Q), which was organized to “preserve and protect the natural resources of the Faribault area.” In 1973 FACE-Q was reorganized as the Faribault Naturalist Club, members of which became the core River Bend Nature Center membership.

Castle Rock as I knew it as a college student at Carleton where i found Selaginella a spore bearing plant I was introduced to by Professor Bill Muir - taken in the 1970's north of Northfield when I could drive easily to the site, honored by the Dakhota People as a rock, inyan, landmark

Me in 2003 visiting the Black Dog Cafe with misun Don Roden and hankashi Jane Newell, pointing out how tall the formation once was and it name Inyan (rock stone) Bosdatu (standing) Wakpa (river)
Like our own "Standing Rock River" to the Dakhota, named by the whites as Cannon River from wiki "Evidence of human activity along Inyan Bosndata (Or "Standing Rock River" as the Cannon is named in the Dakota Indian language) goes back at least 12,000 years. An important part of the yearly cycle was the hunting of buffalo west of the Mississippi and the Big Woods. The Cannon served as a primary route from the Mississippi River valley to the plains of western Minnesota where bison were common. The Dakota were forced to surrender the area in the 1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux and most Dakota (except for a small group south of Faribault) left the area after the Dakota War of 1862. The "Standing Rock" of the Dakota language name is Castle Rock, located two miles east of the unincorporated community of Castle Rock.
The mouth of the Cannon River was a major center of this culture. In historic times Indians and traders frequently hid their canoes near the river's mouth, and so French fur traders called the stream La Riviere aux Canots, "the river of canoes." In 1877 there were 15 flour mills along the stretch of river between Faribault and Northfield alone. At Dundas, travelers still can see the aging limestone walls of the Archibald Mill. The Cannon River also flows through the Science Center at the Maltby Nature Preserve in Randolph, Minnesota.


1971 - Living at U of Minnesota, Centennial Hall, where I  met Keith M Kubasch, founder of Anglo- American Society while he attended St John's College in the late 1960's ----As we both were in  medical school and I was interested in learning about travel, ----we arranged to take a charter flight organized through the U of M - to Malaga on the Costa del Sol of Spain in March of 1971, the first time I left North America to visit Spain and Morocco - ----On the flight was WCCO TV's well known newsman, Dave Moore --

A postcard with a jet DC 8 by Trans International Airlines with a note from Algeciras in the South of Spain to my parents in Faribault when I used the familiar address to my parents, Mom and Dad - Mops and Daps - something Greg Larsen and I started as a shared language - I traveled with Kieth M Kubusch to Morocco during spring break  -----March 1971

My post card home to my parents, in March 1971, from the south of Spain, just before taking the ferry to Africa --and Morocco with Keith M Kubasch - First foreign travel outside of N America, Europe and Africa  ----

I worked for Shell at a service station in Faribault and collected maps back then and charted our drive from Ceuta, to Casablanca, Ma

 Message from Marrakech from me and Keith below to my parents the backside of the card below
Palm Trees by Merrakech with Atlas Mountains in the distance ----

I went on this trip to get in integrity to get hired by Keith and the Anglo- American Society to co lead a trip later in 1971, to get some real experience in Europe and Africa traveling on our own!

Tony Hellenberg and Kevin Kubasch at the Times Square Motor Hotel Hospitality Desk, where we first met our clients, "Trippers" as Keith refers to them in his marketing brochure ---

Brochure of the 1971 Trip, printed in Winsted MN, note "tripper" is the word used for a traveler here -
Group photo for 1971, as printed in the 1972 brochure for the European Odyssey -
At the Tower of London one of the first days -

Windsor Castle with the black cars  carrying the Queen and others to the Ascot Horse Event --

Kevin Kubasch in front orange collars with 3 female trippers, and Tony Hellenberg mustache middle behind in London --
  Our two coaches stopped in the Welsh country side on the way north --

My Passport coming into the DDR, East Germany Landing in Berlin June 29 1971 Schonefeld airport, and leaving to Poland at Frankfurt am Oder ----

Keith purchased a new VW Camper Van, in Wolfsburg Germany, while I visited Sweden - We met up at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, and then drove east  ----

VW Camper at a camping place in he USSR
Red Square in Moscow, with lines for Lenin's Tomb --

Postcard from my mom, in June 1971 that I picked up in Moscow - later on the trip

Oberems, Switzerland, where Tony and Zachary knew of some Benedictines to visit- As they are members of the St John's Benedictine Order where they have been teachers ---
Tony Hellenberg, Kevin Kubasch, Zachary Williams, Tom Weaver and Kieth Kubasch sharing a bier in Oberems --

I hitch hiked back to Minnesota, going north to Canada, and got one ride from near Montreal, with Pete Lanman from Warren PA right to Pelican Lake MN around the top of Lake Superior --

Pete Lanman's van with Penzoil lined up for an oil change at the Weaver Pelican Lake Cabins

The 1970's with the cold war, and Richard Nixon with Mao, with ping pong diplomacy 

1971 Time Magazine with Ping Pong Players in April - 

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