Photo of the Week, September 9, 2012

This week’s photo comes from the Collection of Lori Locke, the daughter of former ranger Willie Claude.  It is a rare image of Council Executive Ward Akers with his dogs.  Unknown to many, Akers had ponds built on the reservation for dog trials–training his dogs to hunt birds!  Thus, these dogs were an important part of Akers’ legacy!

Ward Akers

Ward Akers and his dogs, late 1960s/early 1970s. Collection of Lori Locke, daughter of former ranger Willie Claude.

Photo of the Week, September 2, 2012

One of the features we hoped to add to VirtualBoxwell was a weekly photo update.  The idea was to scour our archives and come up with some random photo that would be a gem–something most people had not seen.  Honestly, it is hard to say whether or not we will maintain this as a weekly item! It may be far more infrequent than a weekly post!  Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy what we come up with.

This week’s image is from the Cooper-Ragsdale Collection.  It is a photo of the original showerhouse at Camp Murrey.  All of the Murrey showerhouses were torn down and removed when CubWorld was built in 1994, but for many years these showerhouses were not only important to the families and married staff members who stayed at Murrey, but to the staff who need clothes washed.  For decades, Camp Murrey’s Showerhouses contained the Reservation’s only working washer and dryers!

Camp Murrey Showerhouse

Camp Murrey Showerhouse