Editor’s Note: As part of our year-long celebration of our 100th Year Anniversary (1922-2022), we’ll post a Throwback Thursday edition of our Alleghany Rattler Newspaper to give you a peek into life at camp across those 100 summers!
And this one makes us marvel at how campers — and their luggage — used to get here!
1962 Travel Plans
Camp Alleghany’s 41st season opens officially on June 28th, 1962. Those traveling by train from the east will come to camp on the afternoon of Wednesday, the 27th, arriving at White Sulphur at 4:10p.m. (Standard Time). Girls from Cincinnati, Louisville, Maysville, Kentucky will board a night train in Cincinnati on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway at 11:20 p.m. on June 27th and arrive in Ronceverte, W. Va. at 8:09 a.m. (Standard Time) on the morning of the 28th. They will be chaperoned by Phyllis Tabor; 87 Farragut Rd.; Cincinnati 18, Ohio.
Girls from Portsmouth, Ohio may wish to drive to Huntington to take a daytime train on the 27th, which originates there at 2:55 p.m. and arrives Ronceverte at 7:38 p.m., in time to reach camp by taxi before “taps.”
The group from Norfolk, Williamsburg, Richmond, and the Tidewater, Virginia area leave Norfolk by motor coach at 7:40 a.m. (EST). Richmonders will get on, chaperoned by Susan Gibb, at Main Street Station at 10:05 a.m. and arrive at Charlottesville at 12 noon (EST) to change to the Main Line C. and O. at 12:10 p.m. — and spend the rest of the trip with their friends from Washington, Wilmington, Baltimore, and New York, who will be chaperoned by Lynn Erskine.
Girls from north of Washington will need to rise early to be able to make connections in Washington at 9:20 a.m. (E.S.T.) 10:20 (Daylight Time). Mrs. John S. Waters (CL 2-0392) will be in charge of transportation for the Baltimore girls, and Mrs. Edward H. Porter, Jr. (OL 6-7575) will make arrangements for Philadelphia and Wilmington campers, who will be chaperoned to Washington by Mary Ruffner Bloomsburg, on the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Please meet Lynn Erskine in the Women’s Lounge, Washington Station, at 8:45 a.m. (Standard Time) 9:45 a.m. (Daylight) so your parents can meet the chaperone before boarding the train. Another group will get on in Alexandria at 9:38 a.m.
ALL CAMPERS FROM THE EAST SHOULD CHECK DUFFELS AND TRUNKS ON RETURN TRIP TICKETS TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA A WEEK IN ADVANCE OF DEPARTURE.
ALL CAMPERS FROM THE WEST SHOULD CHECK DUFFELS AND TRUNKS ON RETURN TRIP TICKETS TO RONCEVERTE, WEST VIRGINIA A WEEK IN ADVANCE OF DEPARTURE.
Please mail baggage stubs immediately to Camp Alleghany, W. Va. in an envelope, so that camp trucks may redeem your baggage at either Ronceverte or White Sulphur — and have your trunk and duffel in your tent when you arrive. The earlier you can send those stubs, the better for those hauling for you! Without these stubs — we cannot get your baggage, and it’s a little chilly in those beautiful mountains, when one does not have blankets.!
If you come in a car, it will probably be possible to bring your bedding and foot locker with you. If this is not possible, please ship (continued on page six)
1962 Travel Plans
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your duffel either by parcel post to Camp Alleghany, W. Va. — or by express to North Caldwell, W. Va a week in advance.
It is always well to have one camp outfit and low-heeled shoes in your overnight bag with you. We hope that there will be no delay in the arrival of baggage, but in case there is— you’ll need shorts, shirts and flats on arrival, as well as your toilet articles and night clothing. Dresses look a little out of place at camp!
Please be sure both duffel and trunk have your name on them.
See you on the banks of the Greenbrier— and good travelling to you!