As a classmate of Jacques Istel ’49 and one who has visited his Museum of History in Granite, I want to protest Mark Bernstein’s casual treatment of the site. Much as I enjoyed Mark’s breezy style recounting his cross-country voyage, I found his brushoff of Istel’s project to be a gratuitous insult.
I was impressed with the amount of work put into the various history monuments, including that honoring our class. The museum deserves a visit from anyone heading toward Arizona or Southern California. And to fully appreciate its contents, plan to spend several hours and wear protective clothing against the sun!