River/ Campus/ Walk

Friday, September 1, 2017
Leader: Janet Jacobsen
Hike: 3 miles (Easy)

The highlight of the 2 1/2 hour campus walk was meeting Quentin Holmes, president of the Friends of the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, at the D.A. R plot. He shared the history the tall, blue marble statue standing guard over the graves of penniless Civil War veterans. The next stop was The Family, a basalt sculpture near the Museum of Art. A plaque states that it is in honor of Karl Onthank, associate dean of students and also an Obsidian member. We had a friendly chat with the campus policeman about his new Duck car on its first day on the job. Cascade Charley, an outoor fountain and sculpture, was flowing as was the really large waterfall at Autzen Stadium. We finally found the Heisman trophy and then quickly walked to the Museum of Natural History and Culture to see the new Wolf Exhibit. Thanks to my three curious companions who were game to seek out new places.

Members: Janet Jacobsen, Steve Adey, Tom Rundle. Nonmembers: Joanna Alexander.

We give our opinions of the Duck Police car on its first day on campus.—photo by Janet Jacobsen
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