Friday Find

Another Briles newspaper article in the materials given to me by Mildred Barby was about a hunting trip taken by Lon and Glen Briles, Cecil Potter, Lewis Wall and Berkey Wehmeier.

Contrast Hunt With One Taken 49 Years Ago

Lon and Glen Briles, Cecil Potter, Lewis Wall and Berkey Wehmeir of Turping, Okla. returned Tuesday from a few days deer at turkey hunt at Folsom, N. M. Their trip was both successful and enjoyable since they returned with their limit of game.

Forty-nine years ago Lon Briles and his brother J. M. Briles, now of Albany, Ore., hunted in these same mountains, killing their first deer.

Their trip then was made by covered wagon, their only means of transportation, which was quite a contrast to their going this time in a pick-up, pulling house trailer, also a jeep used for hauling game back to camp.

While I haven’t been able to locate this article in a digital newspaper, I found a different article about the trip in the 6 November 1958 issue of The Hooker Advance.

Leave on Hunting Trip

A group of men left Friday morning for a hunting trip around Folsum, N. Mex. Those going on the trip were: Lewis Wall, Glen Briles, Cecil Potter, Burkey Wehmeier and Lon Briles. They will return when they get the [?nes], turkey, and bear.