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Jack Ash Project – Florida

[Ed: This is an excerpt (pages 26) from Brendan Leonard’s thesis “Because it is there“. You can read his full article on the “Jack Ash Project” (pages 19-33) for more information.]

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Jack Ash Project – Alaska

[Ed: This is an excerpt (pages 29-30) from Brendan Leonard’s thesis “Because it is there“. You can read his full article on the “Jack Ash Project” (pages 19-33) for more information.]

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Highpointers Club Motto “Keep Klimbin'”

The Club motto is “Keep Klimbin’” It was how Club Founder Jakk Longacre (he liked those k’s) signed all his correspondence.

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Jack Ash Project – Big Apple Adventure

Highpointer Club Founder Jack Longacre’s wish to have his ashes scattered atop the highest point of each state started auspiciously with his August 14, 2003, arrival in New York City just as the power went off from New York to … Continue reading

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Jack Longacre Memorial Services – Nov. 16, 2002, Taum Sauk, Missouri

On Nov. 16, 40 Highpointers met at the Fort Davidson Motel & Restaurant in Ironton, MO, for a memorial service titled “A Celebration of Jack’s Life.” Club chairman Roger Rowlett read a proclamation from Missouri Gov. Bob Holden, declaring Nov. … Continue reading

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Jack Longacre – Highpointers Club Founder and President (1938-2002)

ARCADIA, MO — Jack Longacre, 64, founder and president of the national Highpointers Club died on Oct. 15, 2002, near his home on Taum Sauk highest point of Missouri after a long bout with cancer. Jack made the claim that … Continue reading

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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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Jakk’s High Notes from Issue #52

[Published in Apex to Zenith #52 – First Quarter 2001] “If they don’t have highpoints in Heaven, I’m not going.” Well, here we are already a whole year into our brand new century, for that matter a whole new millennium. … 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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