“The Welcome Gazebo” in downtown Oakland, Maryland. These folks greeted the visitors all week. Seated are Joe and Mary Howard from Maryland. Standing are Bill and Lee Strickland from Oklahoma.
No gathering was complete without a song from this lovely trio of grandaughters of the Elliotts.
Highpointers were always singing. Strangely in the words provided in a sheet by the Elliotts the Maryland state song has references to Backbone Mountain. From left are Lillian and Gene Elliott, Mary and Joe Howard, and the Mayor of Oakland.
Jean Trousdale was hard at work selling Highpointer goods at the HP Merc. Jean and the Stricklands will be hosting the 2002 Convention at Black Mesa, Oklahoma.
A Maryland Public TV camera crew was on hand for the entire convention. Here they are interviewing the Elliotts on the Backbone summit.
No photo album would be complete with a photo of the Chairman/Webmaster Roger Rowlett and the hosts Lillian and Gene Elliott.