Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tribute to a Great Person - Pete Seeger

In 1972 I was privileged to take Pete on a whitewater raft trip for several days on the Snake River in Hells Canyon on the Idaho/Oregon border. We were still fighting to preserve the canyon and river from a major dam proposal. Pete was supporting us and, while there, wrote a song about Hells Canyon. I'm saddened by his death. He was one of the great humanitarians of this century and last. And a great conservationist as well. Rest well, Pete.

 Pete 'n me in a calm section of the Snake River
 Serenading the Snake River
 A duet.
 Evening songs for our gang.
With Jimmy Collier
With Jimmy Collier
 Pete at the oars in white water.
The lettering on Pete's banjo read: This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces it to Surrender."

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