Photo Album – Dreams Can Come True

“I have only two [hobbies]. I am an ardent fly fisherman and hunter. I wouldn’t trade a good bedroll by a blue mountain stream for the best bed in the Waldorf Astoria.” -W. Wilson Rawls
Portrait Wedding picture Picture the couple together
Portrait of Wilson Rawls* 1958 wedding portrait of Wilson and Sophie Rawls Wilson and Sophie Rawls together in Idaho Falls
Fishing alone Fishing with dogs Book signing
Fishing and hunting were some of Wilson Rawl’s favorite pasttimes Wilson fishing with his dogs Wilson at a book signing
Rawls candid Commemorative statue Rawls portrait
Wilson Rawls in Idaho Falls The Wilson Rawls commemorative statue in front of the Idaho Falls Public Library Wilson Rawls
“The sweetest music I have ever heard is the snake-like buzz of a busy reel, and there is no feeling like the feel of a trusted rod bent in a rainbow arch by a fighting trout on the end of a line.” -W. Wilson Rawls

Next: Rawls and “Where the Red Fern Grows” (the movie)

*Information on this page comes from materials collected by Madelaine Love in 1997 for the Woodrow Wilson Rawls: Dreams Can Come True research project. This project was funded by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council and the Idaho Falls Public Library. The original interview recordings and transcripts can be found in the Idaho Falls Public Library’s Idaho Room.