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Rough riders?

Who are these students and steeds?  When and where?  Were you ever involved with horses while at Skidmore? If you have an answer, tell us the story at 518-580-5747,, or Scope c/o Skidmore College. We’ll report answers, and run a new quiz, in the upcoming Scope.


Street theater? “I believe that was freshman hazing day, and we all had to dress a certain way and carry a wastebasket,” recalls Sally VanderWolk Miller ’50. “Whenever we saw an upperclassman, we had to put the wastebasket over our head and repeat, “I’m a pea-green freshman and humble in your presence.” Miller thinks the student at far right may be Betsy Dickson Henn ’50, and the one front and center may be Carol Johnson Gentner ’50. But other alumni think they
see their own classmates. Elinor Brodley Garry ’55 says, “The girl at the front of the picture is Nancy Dreyer Burroughs ’55. I don’t know what they’re doing, but I know that’s Nancy.” Meanwhile, Nancy Howard O’Hara ’60 believes the third person from the right to be her classmate Suzanne Adessa Smith. And Jessica Waldron Spacil ’48 recalls the group as “mainly nursing majors. I recognize Dreta Sheldon Pape ’48, Barbara Bettelheim Routh ’48, Pat Devault Vickers ’48, Joan “Poner” McPherson Blankinship ’48, Joan Kirwan Schroeder ’48… I don’t know what they were doing with their waste-paper baskets, but it was fun to see.”