Dutton's Dirty Diggers : Bertha P. Dutton and the Senior Girl Scout archaeological camps in the American Southwest, 1947-1957 / Catherine S. Fowler ; with contributions by Jo Tice Bloom, Susan S. Martin and Mary Anne Stein.Material type: TextPublisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 2020Description: pages cmISBN: 9781607817819; 9781607817833Subject(s): Dutton, Bertha P. (Bertha Pauline), 1903-1994 | Girl Scouts of the United States of America | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Southwest, New -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Dutton's dirty diggersDDC classification: 930.10979 LOC classification: CC101.U6 | F69 2021
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Getting started : the 1947 camp -- The archaeological mobile camps refined and developed : 1948-1951 -- Archaeological mobile camps continue : 1952-1957 -- "A dig of our own" : the Pueblo Largo excavation camps, 1951-1957 -- Transitions and changes : 1952-1958 -- Bert's final season and the demise of the program -- Continuing along the trail : the Galisteo Basin again -- Honoring their mentor : reunion and memorial -- Bertha Dutton's legacy : "I have over 200 daughters" -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. Roster of Dutton's Dirty Diggers and staff, archaeological mobile camps and excavation camps, 1947-1957 / compiled by Susan S. Martin -- Appendix B. Basic qualifications (GSUSA) for national camping events and personal equipment list, Senior Girl Scout archaeological mobile camps -- Appendix C. The singing diggers / compiled by Jo Tice Bloom, Mary Anne Stein, and Susan S. Martin -- Appendix D. Senior Girl Scout archaeological mobile camp routes and itineraries, 1947-1957 -- Appendix E. Senior Girl Scout archaeological mobile camp and dig camp speakers list, 1947-1957 -- Appendix F. Job descriptions, archaeological mobile camp for Senior Girl Scouts.
"The book traces the beginnings, development, and demise of a unique program of mobile camps for Senior Girl Scouts in the American Southwest between the years 1947 and 1957. In addition to a history of the program, it features trip itineraries and selected memories from the nearly 300 girls who went through the program of two week caravan camps, each covering roughly 1200 miles of the northern Southwest. Girl Scouts visited National Parks and Monuments,and many other points of scientific and scenic interest,and often they returned for several seasons to see and learn yet more. The camps were led by Dr. Bertha Dutton, curator at the Museum of New Mexico and Associate in Archaeology at the School of American Research (now the School for Advanced Research), Santa Fe. They were jointly sponsored by Girl Scouts of the United States of America and the Museum and the School. Dutton was well versed in the Indigenous, Hispanic, and American heritages in the Southwest, as well as in the region's scenic and natural wonders. While on the road, Dutton and other experts in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, geology, natural history, history, and more, helped the campers appreciate what they were seeing and learning. At the request of the campers,and to further their experiences, Dutton also held two week excavation camps for six seasons at an archaeological site (Pueblo Largo) in the Galisteo Basin south of Santa Fe"--
Author is an alumna of the School for Advanced Research (SAR), William Y. and Nettie K. Adams Summer Fellowship