Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Photos from the 1970's Continue. Growing Up in Rapid City and the Black Hills.

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
It is another beautiful fall afternoon here at the Fortress. In today's digital family gathering last week's theme continues with more photos of family and friends taken in the mid 1970's in Rapid City, South Dakota and the surrounding Black Hills.

Kevin's Basketball Team, 1972 / 73

 Kevin is on the far left of the front row, number 11.  This looks like the city rec Canyon Lake basketball team.  Kevin can supply the names.

Pictures from our hike to the top of Harney Peak.  1975

I'm already in the fire lookout tower looking down at the family as they arrive.  Charles Williamson leads them onward followed by Jilane, Lisa, Janice, and Luella holding Annette.

Luella, Lisa, Janice, and Jilane at the base of the fire looking tower at the top of Harney Peak.

Cary Gillies will with us that day.  A shot of him at the top of Harney Peak.

Spearfish Park, 1975

This picture of Lisa has been floating around for years.  We're at the Williamson family reunion.  Lisa is either three or four years old and enjoying Spearfish Creek.

A Brothers Day Out.  The Black Hills.  1975

 One day Kevin, Jon, Brad Haugen, and I went on a road trip through the Black Hills.

 We played frisbee.  Kevin's going up for the catch.  Gotta love the 1970's short shorts for guys and white knee socks.

Brad Haugen, Kevin and Jon.

The Gillies Sisters Stop By.  1975

Janice with Allison Gillies in our driveway at 2214 38th Street, Rapid City.  Of course the beat up station wagon is ours.  What did you expect?  I think Janice is showing a bit too much leg for a girl of her age and religious persuasion.  It's trash pickup day.  Our can sits waiting at the curb.

Celeste Gillies and Lisa on the front lawn.  Lisa is on her wheeled inchworm.  Jon and Kevin's 10 speed bikes are in the driveway along with an old school skate board.

 The Mormon Elders 

Our final picture shows Charles Williamson (second in from the left) standing with the other leaders of the Rapid City LDS District.  Dad was in the District / Stake presidency at the time.  

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