Country Club Living

Undated and Unsourced. Royce & Dora Knight’s back yard?

This picture is undated and I don’t remember where I got it. I’m guessing it’s 1962-ish, based on the height of the dam and the fact it’s not visible yet. It gets pretty grainy when you zoom in, so I can’t make out any of the faces. But I think the guy in the white shirt standing in the back on the left could be Royce Knight. Just a guess. How about you? Do you recognize anyone? Check out the chaise lounge chairs. And that poor tree needs to be staked before the Page winds rip it out of the ground!


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  1. That could be Royce Kinsman Knight OR Gordon H. Stanwaity (probably Royce).
    White shirt left of grill looks like W. L. “Bud” Rusho of USBR (1958-1988).
    Bud’s oral history is at this link:,W.L.(BUD).pdf and memorials for Bud, Royce & Gordon are at these links:


      • That’s odd. That link is complete when I send it to you, but incomplete when it appears on your site! Anyone interested will just have to type the whole thing in their browser, I guess! I tend to agree with the guess that this photo is now somebody’s back yard (and may have been in 1962). If that IS Bud Russo, that’s just what he would do–stage a photo with Glen Canyon Dam in the background. I’ve been reading his oral history. He was pressured to join the Country Club, but was resistant to the idea, even though it was unclear if he gave in. Was there any evidence on the photo that it was connected to the Country Club? I’ll try that link one more time:,W.L.(BUD).pdf


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