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Voice of the Wapack – Spring 2024

President’s Note Signs of spring are showing more and more every day now. It will be nice to have it warmer. Last year at this time, Rick was working hard preparing for an eventful year. For the Voice, he didn’t have a “President’s Note”, he just wrote the whole newsletter. Thanks again Rick for all you did last year to make it memorable. This year is looking more like a typical FOW year, with trail work continuing and a few hikes. From reports so far, there has been some winter damage on the trail, with cleanup underway. Workdays will be…

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Annual Meeting Recap

We’d like to extend a thank you to all who came to the 2023 Annual Meeting! We had a great time seeing everyone and hope you did as well. Many thanks to our speaker Al Jenks and others who contributed their own stories and memories. Marion’s Book of Spring During Al Jenk’s talk he recounted a memento of Marion’s that she had given to him. A small book containing sketches of wildflowers from the region. Marion would have been nearly 20 at the time of writing. The full book is included below, thanks to Tom Stoddart for photographing them.

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Marion Davis and the Wapack Lodge

We hope you’ll enjoy the following excerpt by Marion and memories from friends and family as a peek into Marion’s life and the origins of the Wapack Trail and Lodge. Making the Wapack Trail and Lodge Shortly before her death in 1986, Marion Davis recorded her memories at the encouragement of her brother, Walter Buck. The following is an excerpt from the 43 page transcript of that recording. In 1922 Albert Annette came over to the farm [in Rindge]. Frank and I were haying down in the field. He wanted to talk with us so we came up and sat…

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