Category Archives: Jakk Longacre

Jack Longacre Award

The Jack Longacre Award (the award was earlier named the “Highpointer Cum Laude Award”) is the highest award the club has. It is devoted to a lifetime of service to the club.

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Longacre Memorial in Jack’s Glade on Taum Sauk

The club-owned Longacre Memorial is in Longacre Glade on Russell Mountain on the approach to Taum Sauk in Missouri. The site is on property formerly belonging to club-founder Jakk Longacre and where he wanted a highpointing museum. It is across … Continue reading

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Don Holmes Wins Jack Longacre Award

Don Holmes received the highest award the club can give — the Jack Longacre Award at the 2005 convention. Don gave structure to the club that Jack founded, writing its bylaws and establishing a board that cleared the way for … Continue reading

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Jakk Longacre Plaque Unveiled for Missouri Memorial

A bronze plaque honoring club founder Jakk Longacre was unveiled at the 2005 convention in New Hampshire.

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Jack Longacre’s last convention – OK 2002

Jakk was able to attend the 2002 Highpointers Konvention in Black Mesa, Oklahoma in late September, less than one month before he died. You can read an excerpt from Brendan Leonard’s thesis “Because it is there” (page 24) for more … Continue reading

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The Birth of the Highpointers Club

The Highpointers Club is comprised of people from all walks of life who share a common interest in attaining the highpoint of each of the 50 states. The club had it’s beginnings in 1986 when our founder – Jack Longacre … Continue reading

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National Highpoint Museum

The Highpointers Club is attempting to raise funds for the National Highpoint Museum to be built on the flank of Taum Sauk, Missouri. The museum will house memorabilia from the 50 state highpoints. The funding effort is still being formulated. … Continue reading

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