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Norman Clyde in the Wall Street Journal............Imagine!

Postby bearflag » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:52 am

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Re: Norman Clyde in the Wall Street Journal............Imagi

Postby Dan Shorb » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:26 am

bearflag wrote:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203863204574345003001544422.html


sweet find. Good on them.
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Postby Bozly » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:44 am

Nice

What a man!
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Postby johnm » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:33 am

Nice Article on a real Sierra legend. I believe the author is SP's own MichaelJ. If so congratulations Michael.
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Postby granite4brains » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:43 pm

"Clyde climbed 36 mountains in 36 days"

looks like the Sierra Challenge is 26 days too short :shock:
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Postby Bob Burd » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:53 pm

1000Pks wrote:The article states he fired a shot "into" a car of young people. By my faint and sometimes bad recollection, the shot was fired into the air. I think if he had fired the shot into the car, he'd have been arrested and most all of his subsequent mountain career would have never happened.


The accounts vary because peoples' memory tends to fog after years go by. But the story presented at the museum says the kids drove to the police station where they showed the bullet hole to the police chief. And it was this version that Michael was referencing for the article, so the journalism was accurate, even if the details of the actual events are unknowable.

It's also possible the kids were in fact MLC SC members and fabricated the bullet hole and story to discredit Clyde. I've heard they done far worse things, so I wouldn't put it past them.
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Postby Climber Dave » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:53 pm

Great article.

Have been meaning to buy biography that was recently published.
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Postby MoapaPk » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:12 am

1000Pks wrote:Just now put up a couple photos of Clyde's Mt Williamson sign-ins. More of what the MLC SC hates--summit registers, and all.

PTP>Peaks Archives>Various Past Peaks Archives>Mt. Williamson Sept 1979>entries


http://www.petesthousandpeaks.com/Capti ... sreg2.html

Very cool.
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Postby ridgeline » Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:15 am

Awesome Pete! got any more?
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Postby Diggler » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:52 pm

How could the article omit a mention of the MLC SC??!! :?
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Postby Bob Burd » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:51 am

1000Pks wrote:
The accounts vary because peoples' memory tends to fog after years go by. But the story presented at the museum says the kids drove to the police station where they showed the bullet hole to the police chief. And it was this version that Michael was referencing for the article, so the journalism was accurate, even if the details of the actual events are unknowable.


Yes, this sounds like MLC SC. One source journalism. I wouldn't call it accurate if somewhat a complete fabrication to keep the thugs out of jail. Clyde used a different term, but I guess that is conveniently ignored. He put it on some woman to remove him from his position at that school.


Pete, there is no question that the event took place. Even Clyde admits it happened, but he maintained in later years that he merely fired into the air. Other sources say the bullet went through the car (Pavlik, "Norman Clyde") or left fragments of lead on the car (Benti, "Close Ups of the High Sierra"). There is no question either that he was dismissed from his job as principal a few days later as a result of the incident. A complete fabrication? Your comment about "some woman" is a new one on me. Do you have a source for that one?
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