You are exactly right. We had multiple guns of Howard’s and even had one of Gene,s actions. Also an old timer who dealt with Barr and Stroud rangefinders but forgot his name. He gave me a set of original instructions for it Richie Kepp also was one of mentors. The valley we met them was above Eatons and the Rankins were sure having a good time on that lookout point. My buddy and I walked down to 555 from there.That would have been Bill and D Rankin from Pittsburg.
They were very good friends of mine for many years.
Bill is gone, i spoke with D last fall on the phone, but he can no longer hunt.
Their camp is near Sterling run above May Hollow, they had numerous lookouts around the Masons Hill area.
The Colonel was a man by name of Eaton, who was a WW1 aviator and later owned a Ford car agency in Emporium.
His land and home were along 555 just west of Driftwood, some of it just opposite our camp on Mix Run Rd.
They probably gave you names like Howard Wolfe and Gene Graybil, both now gone also.