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Legacies Project Oral History: Eunice Burns

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:02am

Eunice L. Burns was born in 1923 and grew up on a farm in Caledonia, Minnesota. She attended La Crosse State Teachers College and became a physical education teacher. She and her husband Carl Burns had four children, and the family enjoyed camping and other outdoor activities. They were married for fifteen years before his tragic death in a sailing accident. Burns (D) represented the First Ward on the Ann Arbor City Council for six years (1962-68). She championed the Fair Housing Ordinance and the establishment of the Huron River Watershed Council. She passed away on October 20, 2016.

Eunice Burns was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.

Aerial Photograph of the Boy Scout Camp at Bruin Lake, May 1956

Aerial Photograph of the Boy Scout Camp at Bruin Lake, May 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 19, 1956
Caption
Scouts in Action: Outdoor life was the order of the weekend for some 800 Scouts, leaders and parents of the Portage Trails Council. This aerial shows some of the campers at the council's Bruin Lake camp. The occasion was the spring camporee. It includes tree-planting, hiking and Sunday religious services. The camporee was highlights Saturday night with a huge all-camp bonfire. The program is a practice session prior to the regular summer program to start next month.

First Methodist Church Methodist Youth Fellowship Leaving For Canoe Trip, August 1972

First Methodist Church Methodist Youth Fellowship Leaving For Canoe Trip, August 1972 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 26, 1972
Caption
MYF Makes Canoe Trip Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) members prepare for a two-day canoe trip to Pine River in Cadillac. Bob Bignall, Graham Wilson, Leslie Degnon and Mary Nissen (left to right) load camp gear onto the church bus in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church, 120 S. State St. Some 30 junior and senior high schools students left Wednesday for the canoe and camping excursion and they returned Friday. (News photo by Cecil Lockard)

Jeanne and Bill Bender Enjoy Food for Easy Camping, June 1963

Jeanne and Bill Bender Enjoy Food for Easy Camping, June 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 27, 1963
Caption
A Camping We Will Go: Jeanne and Bill Bender of Cranbrook Drive are rechecking their lists for a three-week camping trip to New Mexico, where they will be part of an old-fashioned roundup on a friend's ranch. After 18 years of camping, the Benders know exactly what foods and supplies work best for simple living and easy travel. Two years ago they moved their camping from jungle hammocks to this compact "camper." Pug the boxer already has six years camping experience to his credit.

Tent's Moment

Tent's Moment image
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Day
25
Month
April
Year
1960
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Girl Scouts Spruce up Hilltop Lodge at Annual Summer Camp Cleanup at Camp Hilltop, January 1963

Girl Scouts Spruce up Hilltop Lodge at Annual Summer Camp Cleanup at Camp Hilltop, January 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 31, 1963
Caption
Icy Outing: In weather too cold for comfortable ice fishing, a group of 25 senior Girl Scouts from Ann Arbor embarked this weekend on their annual summer camp cleanup at Hilltop Lodge. Shown setting up a tent in near-zero temperatures are from left to right, Donna Noyes, Connie Bowler and Judy Snider. Enjoying the relative comfort of the summer lodge interior [this photo], are Anandi Teeuw (seated), Carol Johnston and Dian Crist. They also swept and vaccuumed the lodge.