Postmark Pursuit
Received Items

Here's a list of the cities that have replied so far:


Grace, Idaho - 83241
Population: 973
Postmarked: 8/19/99
Received: 8/23/99??
Notes: I got an anonymous card from Grace, Idaho, home of the original prank call meal. This wasn't really the seed, although the writing does look familiar - the actual seed was the big list of cities "named" after Winter Campers, which was much older.


Fults, Illinois - 62244
Population: 635
Postmarked: 4/27/01
Received: 4/30/01
Campers: Scott Fults: 8 nights at 3 Winter Camps from 1985 to 1996


Hancock, Maryland - 21750
Population: 4,275
Postmarked: 4/27/01
Received: 4/30/01
Notes: Postmaster had president of local historical society send us a page on the history of Hancock and mentioned that she had been a Girl Scout..
Campers: Jordan Hancock: 1 nights at 1 Winter Camps in 1994


Warren, Indiana - 46792
Population: 2,404
Postmarked: 4/27/01
Received: 4/30/01
Notes: Postmaster added some info about attractions in Warren to the card..
Campers: Chris Warren: 9 nights at 3 Winter Camps from 1981 to 1986
Jim Warren: 19 nights at 5 Winter Camps from 1978 to 1982


Calhoun, Georgia - 30701
Population: 22,017
Postmarked: 4/28/01
Received: 4/30/01
Campers: Jerry Calhoun: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1987


Yakima, Washington - 98901
Population: 54,827
Postmarked: 4/27/2001
Received: 5/1/2001
Notes: Postmaster included a typed letter including some interesting facts about Yakima, WA.
Campers: Mike Yakima: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camps in 1996


Thompson, Connecticut - 06277
Population: 2,960
Postmarked: 4/28/01
Received: 5/1/01
Campers: Jared Thompson: 8 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1996 to 1997


Rand, Colorado - 80473
Population: Unknown
Postmarked: 4/28/01
Received: 5/1/01
Notes: For some reason, neither the town of Rand, CO nor the zip code 80473 shows up on the census data I'm using..
Campers: Jeff Rand: 91 nights at 24 Winter Camps from 1977 to 2000


Beaver Creek, Minnesota - 56116
Population: 694
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/2/2001
Notes: Beaver Creek subcamp has been used at every Winter Camp since 1977. Beaver Creek Cabin has been used since 1978..


Forsyth, Missouri - 65653
Population: 3,870
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/2/2001
Campers: Dwayne Forsyth: 12 nights at 3 Winter Camps from 1980 to 1982


Smith, Nevada - 89430
Population: 70
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/2/2001
Notes: Postmaster included a form letter addressed to (blank) Smith, a pictorial cancellation from 1999 and a picture of the post office. Pictorial cancellations are avidly collected and it is kind of unusual to get on outdated one like this one, from 1999, because most post offices will stop issuing them as soon as possible..
Campers: Bill Smith: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1987
Jonathon Smith: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camps in 1995


Lowry, Virginia - 24570
Population: 1,342
Postmarked: 4/28/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Mike Lowry: 8 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1987 to 1989


Patrick, South Carolina - 29584
Population: 3,800
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Notes: Postmaster sent along several newspaper clippings and a South Carolina Stamp Pin.
Campers: Dale Patrick: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1981


Allen, Kansas - 66833
Population: 88
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Notes: Postmaster enclosed a note praising Scouting and talking about how it helped her two sons..
Campers: Carl Allen: 8 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1981 to 1982
Gary Allen: 15 nights at 5 Winter Camps from 1979 to 1996


Hancock, Vermont - 05748
Population: 98
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Jordan Hancock: 1 night at 1 Winter Camp in 1994


Hall, Montana - 59837
Population: 276
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Notes: Postmaster included a letter about their town.
Campers: Joe Hall: 18 nights at 5 Winter Camps from 1991 to 1997


Johnson, New York - 10933
Population: Unknown
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Notes: For some reason, neither the town nor the zip code showed up on the census data I'm using..
Campers: Steven Johnson: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1980


Harvey, Louisiana - 70058
Population: 36,824
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Craig Harvey: 2 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1996


Caldwell, New Jersey - 07007
Population: 7,549
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Josh Caldwell: 12 nights at 3 Winter Camp from 1992 to 1994


Chapman, Nebraska - 68827
Population: 1,503
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Joseph Chapman: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1988


Lambert, Montana - 59243
Population: 655
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Emil Lambert: 1 night at 1 Winter Camp in 1997
Paul Lambert: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1997


Howey in the Hills, Florida - 34737
Population: 1,370
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: John Howey: 65 nights at 18 Winter Camps from 1983 to 2000
Kyle Howey: 1 night at 1 Winter Camp in 1995


Oakley, California - 94561
Population: 20,920
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Dave Oakley: 9 nights at 4 Winter Camps 1979 to 1999


Walters, Oklahoma - 13572
Population: 2,519
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Mike Walters: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 2000


Thompson, North Dakota - 58278
Population: 1,705
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Jared Thompson: 8 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1996 to 1997


Shannon, Mississippi - 38868
Population: 4,454
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Reed Shannon: 19 nights at 5 Winter Camps from 1978 to 1982


Ryan, Iowa - 52330
Population: 1,201
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Notes: Postmaster included a note about the town and a flyer about Father Ryan, the town's namesake..
Campers: Sean Ryan: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1996


Booth, West Virginia - 26522
Population:
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Notes: Postmark is for Clarksburg. This is our first failure so far..
Campers: Geoff Booth: 8 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1998 to 1999
Dave Booth: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1999


Conroy, Iowa - 52220
Population: 21
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Tom Conroy: 3 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1977


Wright, Wyoming - 82732
Population: 2,132
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Richard Wright: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1977


Draper, Utah - 84020
Population: 5,602
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/3/2001
Campers: Gordon Draper: 8 nights at 5 Winter Camp from 1987 to 2000


Clark, New Jersey - 07066
Population: 14,973
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/4/2001
Campers: Tommy Clark: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1979
Steve Clark: 12 nights in 3 Winter Camps from 1998 to 2000


Dumas, Texas - 79029
Population: 15,902
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/4/2001
Campers: John Dumas: 3 nights at 3 Winter Camps from 1984 to 1986
Tim Dumas: 2 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1985 to 1986


Ray, North Dakota - 58849
Population: 603
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/4/2001
Campers: Tom Ray: 38 nights at 11 Winter Camps from 1988 to 2000


Walker, Missouri - 64790
Population: 544
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/4/2001
Campers: Bryan Walker: 7 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1996 to 1999


Davis, Oklahoma - 73030
Population: 4,823
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/4/2001
Campers: Josh Davis: 7 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1991 to 1995
Matt Davis: 3 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1991


Wilson, Wisconsin - 54027
Population: 1,415
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/4/2001
Campers: Mr. Wilson: 75 nights at 24 Winter Camps from 1977 to 2000


Lee, Massachusetts - 01238
Population: 6,916
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/4/2001
Campers: Tommy Lee: 15 nights at 5 Winter Camps from 1996 to 2000


Campbell, Missouri - 63933
Population: 4,358
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/5/2001
Campers: Jeff Campbell: 1 night at 1 Winter Camp in 1999


Roscoe, Texas - 79545
Population: 2,168
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/5/2001
Campers: Philip Roscoe: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 2000


High Point, North Carolina - 27260
Population: 36,887
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/5/2001
Notes: High Point Cabin was used for the first time in 2000.


Kennedy, Minnesota - 56733
Population: 673
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/5/2001
Notes: Postmaster include a tri-fold brochure on the town..
Campers: Bryan Kennedy: 10 nights at 3 Winter Camps from 1997 to 1999
Jon Kennedy: 6 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1996 to 1997


Lee, Maine - 04455
Population: 832
Postmarked: 5/2/2001
Received: 5/5/2001
Notes: Postmaster included a form letter and some personal comments. Town is named after Stephan Lee who brought a barrel of rum to the meeting where they decided to form a town..
Campers: Tommy Lee: 15 nights at 5 Winter Camps from 1996 to 2000


Stone, Kentucky - 41567
Population: 1,239
Postmarked:
Received: 5/5/2001
Notes: Received entire packet back - the office has been "suspended".


Holbrook, Idaho - 83243
Population:
Postmarked:
Received: 5/5/2001
Notes: Note from Postmaster that all mail is now handled by the Malan office. Not quite close enough to Milon to go for it..


Terry, Montana - 59349
Population: 912
Postmarked: 4/30/2001
Received: 5/7/2001
Notes: Postmaster included several historic pictorial cancellations, a brochure and a newspaper from the chamber of commerce.
Campers: Chris Terry: 8 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1979 to 1980


King City, California - 93930
Population:
Postmarked: 5/3/2001
Received: Denied!
Notes: Many postmarks but none from King City.


Rose, New York - 14542
Population: 2,424
Postmarked: 5/4/2001
Received: 5/7/2001
Campers: Eddie Rose: 12 nights at 3 Winter Camps from 1984 to 1986


Duran, New Mexico - 88319
Population:
Postmarked: 5/2/2001
Received: Denied!
Notes: Got a note from the Vaughan, NM postmaster explaining that Duran hasn't had a post office in many years and the mail is handled from Vaughan.


Seman, Alabama - 36073
Population:
Postmarked: None
Received: Denied!
Notes: Stamp is written on with a pen, but there's no sign of an actual postmark..


Britton, Michigan - 49229
Population: 2,553
Postmarked: 5/3/2001
Received: 5/7/2001
Notes: By far the fuzziest postmark in our collection.
Campers: Zach Britton: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1986


Warren, Rhode Island - 02885
Population: 11,385
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/9/2001
Notes: Postmaster included a lot of brochures on area attractions including two different summer event schedules..
Campers: Chris Warren: 9 nights at 3 Winter Camps from 1981 to 1986
Jim Warren: 19 nights at 5


Hammon, Oklahoma - 73650
Population: 873
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/9/2001
Campers: Dan Hammon: 16 nights at 4 Winter Camps from 1991 to 1994


Cook, Nebraska - 68329
Population: 592
Postmarked: 5/2/2001
Received: 5/9/2001
Campers: Keith Cook: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1981


George, North Carolina - 27833
Population:
Postmarked: 5/2/2001
Received: Denied!
Notes: Badly thrashed postcard is stamped for Woodland, NC..
Campers:


Harper, Oregon - 97906
Population: 326
Postmarked: 5/8/2001
Received: 5/11/2001
Notes: Postmaster notes that their school has 80 students and covers all thirteen grades..
Campers: Bill Harper, Jr: 12 nights at 3 Winter Camps from 1984 to 1987
J.D. Harper: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1996


Parsons, Tennessee - 38363
Population: 5,906
Postmarked: 5/7/2001
Received: 5/11/2001
Campers: Ed Parsons: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1995


Hill, New Hampshire - 03243
Population: 778
Postmarked: 5/11/2001
Received: Denied!
Notes: Card shows Manchester, NH although it was definitely in Hill, NH. Population is up to 868 and they still have no stoplights!.
Campers: Shawn Hill: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1983


Wiseman, Arkansas - 72587
Population: 26
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/8/2001
Notes: That'll teach me to complain about blurry zips - I think this one says Wiseman, but I can't be sure..
Campers: Ron Wiseman: 8 nights at 2 Winter Camps from 1981 to 1982


Callison, South Carolina - 29820
Population:
Postmarked: 5/4/2001
Received: Denied!
Notes: Got a note from the Bradley, SC postmaster saying that Callison had been closed for several years..
Campers:


Calhoun, Missouri - 65323
Population: 795
Postmarked: 5/9/2001
Received: 5/12/2001
Notes: Postmaster enclosed a flier about the history of Calhoun and a note apologizing for the blurry postmark - she should see what Wiseman is dealing with..
Campers: Jerry Calhoun: 4 nights at 1 Winter Camp in 1987


Eclectic, Alabama - 36024
Population: 6,105
Postmarked: 5/7/2001
Received: 5/12/2001
Notes: Postmaster included some historical information and two O-A patches - her sons and husband were involved in Scouting and dad and one of the sons were Vigil members - first one to mention the O-A specifically..
Campers: No campers, but what is Winter Camp if not Eclectic?


Clearwater, Nebraska - 68726
Population:
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/11/2001
Notes: Clearwater Cabin was home to Winter Camp I and has been used every year since Winter Camp IV.


Clearwater, Nebraska - 68726
Population:
Postmarked: 5/1/2001
Received: 5/11/2001
Notes: Clearwater Cabin was home to Winter Camp I and has been used every year since Winter Camp IV.


Holbrook, Arizona - 86025
Population: 5,567
Postmarked: 5/5/01
Received: 5/10/01
Campers: Gary Holbrook: 3 days at 1 Winter Camp in 1979


Powell, Tennessee - 37849
Population: 14,646
Postmarked: 5/7/01
Received: 5/10/01
Campers: Carl Powell: 4 days at 1 Winter Camp in 1985


McGrath, Alaska - 99627
Population: 618
Postmarked: 5/10/01
Received: 5/17/01
Notes: Jerry McGrath never attended Winter Camp, but I added this one in hopes of getting all 50 states.


Gilmer, West Virginia - 26350
Population:
Postmarked: 5/17/01
Received: 5/20/01
Notes: Denied! Gilmer has been closed and Glenville is now their post office.
Campers: Rodney Gilmer: 4 days at 1 Winter Camp in 1983


Renner, South Dakota - 57055
Population: 1,444
Postmarked: 5/24/01
Received: 5/27/01
Campers: Charles Renner: 4 days at 1 Winter Camp in 1982
Matthew Renner: 4 days at 1 Winter Camp in 1983


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