Dr. H. A. Tolliver Scholarship
Dr. Tolliver had many interests. He was a licensed gun dealer and collector and had a fine diverse collection that included Parkers, L.C. Smiths, Winchesters, and a Purdy. He enjoyed taking these guns to shows around the nation, and he also did some hunting—mainly for pheasant. In addition, he was a woodworker and made furniture and grandfather clocks, preferring to use walnut wood.
Doc played the violin and always had one or two to play. In fact, he even bought and sold a genuine Stradivarius, among others.
His appreciation for classics extended to cars as well. He enjoyed fine automobiles and traded about every six months. He bought the first 1966 Olds Tornado with front-wheel drive, and he put snow tires and chains on the front so he could get around in the country to see his patients. He also owned a Rolls Royce and a Jaguar.
Doc was a prospector as well. He tramped around the mountains collecting ore samples and owned two gold mines and a copper mine, which he sold. However, he still owned a silver mine at the time of his death.
Not only did Doc love walking in the mountains, but he also loved walking the golf course, pulling his golf bag and clubs with him. After he moved to Hawaii, he shot two holes-in-one. At age 94, he passed away on the third hole of the golf course, which was where he shot his first hole-in-one. It was a fitting way to go for a man who got such joy from his hobbies.
Congratulations on receiving the Dr. H. A. Tolliver Scholarship