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I've always wondered how the 10th Mountain Division got the panda mascot. Our favorite campground is at Camp Hale, and my daughter even has a topographical map of the area tattooed on her arm. Thanks for the history tidbits!

Hi Dana, it's so cool that you go camping up at Camp Hale, and what a fun idea for a tattoo! I'd love to see a picture of it, if your daughter would like to share one. My email address is kschmid@denverlibrary.org.

Look on page 46 of Flint Wwhitlock's book "Soldiers on Skis." The map is pretty busy but for the serious tatoo candidate one might considered the leg or back.


Who knew such awesome stuff was in the archives??

Isn't it great? There are such treasures here, and you are welcome to come in anytime the library is open to view items from the archives. If you have a specific interest, relation, or research focus, or if you are just interested in the 10th Mountain Division in general, I am happy to help you find what you need.

Can't help but wonder if the malaria pamphlet had something to do with subsequently being called "doctor."

Thanks for your comment! That's a really good guess, but he actually published his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, in 1937, about seven years before he was illustrating the exploits of Ann.

Check out the demolition order for Camp Hale. The Army Corp of Engineers tore down the wrong Camp Hale after the war. Great piece! Tom

Oh no! I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time, but it makes for a good story now!

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