From the Archives, October 7, 2018

Council Professionals at the Crab

Seen here is one of those rare jewels that you run across every now and then. Not a whole lot of history to give here except that this is the Middle Tennessee Council Professional staff in the early 1960s.

If the photo looks familiar, it might be because you’ve seen a smaller version of it in Wilbur Creighton’s _Boys Will Be Men_. Creighton claims the photo was the 1963 staff, while the owner, Archie Crain, says 1960. We’re fairly certain the Crab wasn’t completed in 1960, so it is conceivably possible both men are wrong!

Nevertheless, according to Creighton, here are the names of the staff. Some should sound quite familar!

Kneeling, left to right: James Wright, Charles Biederman, Jim Johnson, Joe Gafford, Ward Akers, Richard Parks, Bill Jennings, Frank Lwrence, Bobby Chaffin, Ronnie Oakes.
Standing, left to right: Tom Atkinson, Cal Oravetz, Ralph Manus, All Wood, Bob HOlt, Ken Young, Archie Crain, Bruce Atkins, Bob Nash, unidentified, Don Coleman, John Scoble, Gene Hensley.

Professional staff

Middle Tennessee Council Professionals at the Cripple Crab, ca. 1963

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