Dedication of Charley Thornton’s bench at Catalina State Park

The dedication of Charley Thornton’s bench took place on Sunday, March 1 at 11 a.m. at Catalina State Park, located off Oracle Road north of Tucson in the Catalina Mountains.  Charley’s bench is located one mile in on the Sutherland Trail.  Background on Charley and the gift of the bench located here.

Pictured in the slide show’s last photograph: standing left to right are Beth Woodin, Arizona Heritage Alliance and friend of Charley Thornton; Vic Thornton, Charley’s nephew; and Bob Wallace, friend and Catalina State Park volunteer.  Seated left to right are Paul Montoya, friend, member of Charley’s ASDB wrestling team, and Grand Canyon hiker 1958-59; Lois Thornton, Vic’s wife; and Phyllis Wallace, Bob’s wife, friend, and Catalina State Park volunteer.