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  • The Great Camps - White Pine Camp off Osgood Pond

    Hello all ;

    Anyone ever been to that White Pine Camp Off Osgood Pond in the northern Section( at least I think it’s called that ) . I’ve driven past it hundreds of times and have fished the Osgood River since a kid but I’ve never been to the camp , which I understand used to be owned and frequented by former President Coolidge . Would love to start a discussion regarding this great camp 😊
    "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger."
    ~Herbert Hoover

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    I and 15 members of my family spent the night of Y2K there. My brother and his wife spent many other visits in one of the smaller cabins (the Hermits cabin was the favorite). He decided to rent both sides of the entire large Coolidge lodge for the family for a couple of days to celebrate the passing of the 20th century. it was great. The very nice caretaker at the time was extremely worried at what would happen with all the then hype of computer failures. She asked what GMT was, as that is the time most major systems were based from, such as the power grid. We were asked to fill the bath tubs with water in preparation. I discovered where the main power circuit breaker panel was in the basement. Always a prankster, especially with my brother and niece, at exactly 7:00 pm (0000 GMT 01 Jan 2000) I flipped the power off to hear the audible "oh no, it really happened" from my brother and everyone else above. My niece happened to be in the bathroom directly above me at the time, and I heard her immediately exclaim my name, as if she knew exactly what I had done.

    Other summertime visits were very nice as well, with my large voyageur canoe taking trips on the lake and river with family.

    Unfortunately there was a recent fire at WPC a few monhts ago, with damage to the maintenance facility building and what was once used as a dormitory. AFAIK, the rental lodges and camps were not affected.
    "Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth." -Walt Whitman

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    • #3
      Really , did you fish the pond ? Always wanted to , maybe this fall ��
      "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger."
      ~Herbert Hoover

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      • #4
        BTW, is there a way to always post a favorite quote automatically with each post you make ? I like your quote and would like to do that myself but don’t know how . You don’t have to repost the quote each time with every post do you ?
        "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger."
        ~Herbert Hoover

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Northcountryman View Post
          BTW, is there a way to always post a favorite quote automatically with each post you make ? I like your quote and would like to do that myself but don’t know how . You don’t have to repost the quote each time with every post do you ?
          click on user CP Top left of the screen. and select edit signature, you should be able to add words of your choice.
          Look up, and swear by the green of the spring that you’ll never forget.

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          • #6
            I think it belonged to Coolidge, and then he donated it to Paul Smiths College. It was the White Pine Campus. Paul’s Smith’s had the main campus, White Pine Campus and Gabriel’s Campus the Former TB sanitarium. When I was at PSC, 71-73, the White Piners were a privileged few and wore jackets that said White Piners.

            Most of us that were on the main and Gabriel’s Campuses , never cared much for the White Piners.

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            • #7
              Oh, so Coolidge owned the camp? Do you know who built it ?
              "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger."
              ~Herbert Hoover

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              • #8
                No, I do not know who built it.

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                • #9
                  Be interesting to find out ; I’m gonna look into it
                  "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger."
                  ~Herbert Hoover

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                  • #10
                    Never owned by President Coolidge

                    https://www.whitepinecamp.com/welcome.html

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                    • #11
                      Great link, thank you Sir
                      "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger."
                      ~Herbert Hoover

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