The Field Trials
As we’ve mentioned before, Old Hickory Boxwell was used for Field Trials (dog hunting) in the first few years. The abandoned ponds are still on site, though you have to go look for them.
The article this week is about those trials. Indeed, the Tennessean Archives for the 1960s is littered with notifications of these trials. You will likely find more articles on the trials than on camp itself! This particular trial is for Saturday, March 13, 1965. There had been a trial just the week before in Memphis and Ward Akers had participated with his dog, Tar, who came in fourth! Unfortunately, we were unable to find an article that revealed how Tar did the next week…
“Trials Slated,” The Tennessean, March 11, 1965, pg. 53