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Alumni Essays and Articles

Through the years alumni and friends have composed essays of their adventures and memories of their times at Northern Tier and beyond.  Essays recalls the impact of the program, past gatherings, influencers of the program such as Joe Seliga, and celebrations of life including the late Clyde "Sandy" Bridges. 
Essay/Article TitleAuthor
A Charlie Guide Can Make the DifferenceJohn LeBlanc
Bissett: Boom and Bust in the Manitoba BushChuck Rose
Book report on the book "Last Child In The Woods"David Hyink
Canoe base leader ...Outdoorsman Sandy BridgesDuluth News Tribune
Clyde "Sandy" Bridges: 1939 - 1997 
Good Memories and GridlockJohn Thurston
Joe Seliga's CanoeDave Greenlee
More Things I learned in the WoodsMike Bingley
Night PaddlingDave Greenlee
Okpik: An Advisor's StoryDave Greenlee
Real Berard: The Map MakerChuck Rose
Reflections of Rendezvous '98Toni Nemanick
Remembrances of Red RennerButch Diesslin, Dave Greenlee, and Larry Whitmore
Rendezvous 2000 - Part I: The ReunionDave Greenlee
Rendezvous 2000 - Part II: Sandy's Mission Dave Greenlee
Sandy's Last PortageCherie Bridges Sawinski and friends
Sandy's Mission: A Letter from John to DaveJohn Thurston
Staff Training Pictorial - 1997Dave Greenlee
The Home of the Northern WoodsmenSandy Bridges
The Life of Chris BreenChris Breen's parents
Third Day in Minnesota, First Day on the TrailChris Thurman
To my Dad on Father's DayDave Greenlee
What I've learned in the WoodsMike Bingley
Wilderness CastleChuck Rose
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