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Growing Up Wauwepex – a personal account of a sacred scout camp

Editor’s Note: The following account of life at Camp Wauwepex on Long Island is from Walter Lamb, an old scout who has stumbled upon the stories shared here by others describing how special this land has been to so many … Continue reading

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Wauwepex Revisited – An old camp staffer returns after 50 years

By Bruce A. Smith Just got back from camp. Sweet time. Those of us old camp staffers who disregarded the twice aborted 100th Reunion set for today, netted seven of us in total: Cliff Jones and his wife Linda – … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – An Interview with former case agent, Larry Carr

By Bruce A. Smith Larry Carr was the DB Cooper case agent from 2007-2010, and is perhaps the best-known case agent in the history of Norjak – the FBI’s designation for the Cooper investigation. During his tenure, Carr was instrumental … Continue reading

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Recent post is postponed

By Bruce A. Smith Regarding the recent post that has been postponed, it refers to a recent book review that I posted here at the Mountain News. The folks at Principia Publishing would like me to publicly admit that I … Continue reading

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DB Cooper and me are swimming upstream at Amazon

Bruce A. Smith A favor; a request to you all. I need some help sorting out the confusion at Amazon concerning my new books – DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, 3rd … Continue reading

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Hundreds Gather in Cooper Country to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary

By Bruce A. Smith This conference was the best one, yet. CooperCon 2021 was held this past weekend in Vancouver, Washington, and over 200 people attended the festivities. This year’s Thanksgiving Eve, November 24, is the 50th Anniversary date of … Continue reading

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DB Cooper and the FBI – 3rd Edition – now available

By Bruce A. Smith I am pleased to announce that the 3rd Edition of DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking has been published. It is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and … Continue reading

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DB Cooper World prepares for the 50th Anniversary of this iconic skyjacking

By Bruce A. Smith The legendary DB Cooper- the personage responsible for the only unsolved skyjacking in the history of the United States – will be celebrated and his exploits assessed at the CooperCon 21 to be held November 20-21 … Continue reading

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Remembering Jo Weber

by Bruce A. Smith Editor’s Note: Iconic DB Cooper researcher Jo Weber has died. Full details of her passing are unknown at this time, but she had entered a long-term healthcare facility in Pensacola, Florida in 2020. Nevertheless, Jo was … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – FBI documentation on the parachutes gets another review

By Bruce A. Smith I’m developing a timeline to better understand what the FBI knew about the parachutes and when they knew it. Much of the following information comes through the hard work and courtesy of DB Cooper researcher “Fly … Continue reading

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