Camping Grounds

appeared in GAR Memorial Day tributes to those who have “bivouaced [sic] on fame's eternal camping ground.” Near the end of the century, graying veterans were told: “You will soon cross over theriver to theeternalcamping ground,butyour ...

Author: Phoebe S.K. Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190093570

Category: History

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An exploration of the hidden history of camping in American life that connects a familiar recreational pastime to camps for functional needs and political purposes. Camping appears to be a simple proposition, a time-honored way of getting away from it all. Pack up the car and hit the road in search of a shady spot in the great outdoors. For a modest fee, reserve the basic infrastructure--a picnic table, a parking spot, and a place to build a fire. Pitch the tent and unroll the sleeping bags. Sit under the stars with friends or family and roast some marshmallows. This book reveals that, for all its appeal, the simplicity of camping is deceptive, its history and meanings far from obvious. Why do some Americans find pleasure in sleeping outside, particularly when so many others, past and present, have had to do so for reasons other than recreation? Never only a vacation choice, camping has been something people do out of dire necessity and as a tactic of political protest. Yet the dominant interpretation of camping as a modern recreational ideal has obscured the connections to these other roles. A closer look at the history of camping since the Civil War reveals a deeper significance of this American tradition and its links to core beliefs about nature and national belonging. Camping Grounds rediscovers unexpected and interwoven histories of sleeping outside. It uses extensive research to trace surprising links between veterans, tramps, John Muir, African American freedpeople, Indian communities, and early leisure campers in the nineteenth century; tin-can tourists, federal campground designers, Depression-era transients, family campers, backpacking enthusiasts, and political activists in the twentieth century; and the crisis of the unsheltered and the tent-based Occupy Movement in the twenty-first. These entwined stories show how Americans camp to claim a place in the American republic and why the outdoors is critical to how we relate to nature, the nation, and each other.
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Journal of the Scientific Laboratories Denison University

Free municipal camping places were instituted to take care of a threatened nuisance. Private individuals, seeing their golden opportunity in this same nuisance, opened their own camping grounds and began to bid for the business.

Author: Denison University

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ISBN: UOM:39015031385647

Category: Science

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Ryukyus Today

!Je and the Japanese 3oy ocouts who also participated in the summer camp in the United States, ... Tanahara and I for Sacramento, Our camping ground was located in a forest of pine trees and in a good natural neighborhood in which wild ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133463328

Category: Ryukyu Islands

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The Rotarian

And what camping grounds! Everywhere they were spotlessly clean, with running water, flush toilets, grocery stores, and fine restaurants. Europeans love to camp, and their sites were, in all instances that we found, better than our ...

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
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Boy Scouts A Guide to Building Running a Scout Troop

Patrol Leaders sufficient confidence to carry on with their own Patrols in the Troop camp. ... An increasing number of permanent camping grounds are being obtained throughout the country, and these can become excellent training grounds ...

Author: Gilcraft

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447492856

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Originally published in 1930, this book is an exhaustively detailed manual of instruction and advice on how to build a scout troop. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include The Architects Training: How Scouting Began. the Architects Designs: What Scouting Means. The Foundations of the Building: Scout Law. Beginning to Build: Tools ''Opened or Controlled''. Materials to Use: Practices. Beams and Girders: Individuality, Discipline. Assistance in Building: Parents, Church, School. Laying the First Courses: Tender Foot Tests, Investiture. Working to Plan: Outdoor Atmosphere. Adding Another Storey: Second-Class Tests. Roofing the Building: First Class Tests. Decorating: Badges, Handcrafts. Housekeeping: Records, Finance. The Domestic Staff: Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop Leader. The Family: Individual Scouts, Boy Nature. The Family Grows up: Looking Ahead, Employment. Annual Repairs: Troop Headquarters, Furnishing Gear. Entertainment: Rallies, Concerts. The Garden: Scouting and Religion, Church Parades. The Out-Of-Doors: Open-air-Scouting. Summer Holidays: Camping. Town and Country: Town Troops. The View from the Windows: Scouter's, Training, Brotherhood
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Radio Free Europe Research

Recently a decision was made to urge private persons to take over tourist homes and camping grounds. A very interesting professional discussion has also taken place on the forms and term under which private persons could be actively ...

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ISBN: UVA:X000461026

Category: Europe, Eastern

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Travels in Central Asia by Meer Izzut oollah in the Years 1812 13

Every here and there are open places suitable for camping grounds . The word “ Ook ” signifies an arrow and “ Saloor " an archer . DOWAN - I - MUZAR . W. slightly N. 2 hours ' journey . - Also called Dowan - i - Ook - Saloor .

Author: ʿIzzat Allāh (Mīr.)

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ISBN: OXFORD:N13214068

Category: Asia, Central

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

C6 ) BT Counselors Camp Creek Wilderness ( Or . ) ( Not Subd Geog ) UF Camp Creek Wilderness Study Area ( Or . ) BT ... L37 UF Camp layouts Camp maintenance Campgrounds Camping grounds BT Camps Recreation areas - Law and legislation ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435065917098

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