Museum of Northwest Colorado: Help identify folks in Gillam photo |

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Help identify folks in Gillam photo

Mary Pat Dunn, Museum of Northwest Colorado Registrar
Two unidentified young men display their hard-earned badges on their Boy Scout uniforms. The Museum of Northwest Colorado would love to hear from anyone who knows who these three people are and when the photo was taken.

Participation in various scouting programs long has been a part of Craig’s rites of passage for many boys and girls growing up in this rural community. The different clubs offer youth a chance to learn and serve as they participate in various activities ranging from cultural events to outdoor challenges, as well as lessons that teach them different life skills.

Keith Gillam, a professional photographer in Craig, took the accompanying photograph. Gillam, who worked as a maintenance person at the Craig Middle School, also served as a photographer for the local newspaper during the 1970s and ’80s boom era. In addition to his two jobs, Gillam could be seen at all hours of the day around the community photographing events and people of the town he so loved.

There are thousands of images in the Gillam Collection that now is in the Museum of Northwest Colorado. Helping to identify some of the people in these photographs always is appreciated by the museum staff. If you know who any of these three people are, please call the museum at 970-824-6360.

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