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weeks state park

History with a View: Weeks State Park

Posted on by Tom Howe

Weeks State Park in Lancaster, NH is a little park with a lot of great attractions, and a lot of history. The park sits atop Mount Prospect and includes several hiking trails as well as a 1.5 mile scenic auto … Continue reading

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Home of Great Spirit

Home of Great Spirit

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

“I see the stanzas rise around me, verse upon verse, far and near, like the mountains from Agiocochook…” – Henry David Thoreau, 1841   1841 was one of many Mt. Washington trips for Thoreau, who knew of the mountain’s previous … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report. 08.22.13.

Monadnock Weekly Report. 08.22.13.

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

08.22.13. “Comes the morning when I can feel that there’s nothing left to be concealed. Moving on, a scene surreal. Know my heart will never, never be far from here. Sure as I’m leaving, sure as I’m sad, I’ll keep … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 08.16.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 08.16.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

08.16.13 “The waving of a pine tree on the top of a mountain-a magic wand in Nature’s hand-every devout mountaineer knows its power.” – John Muir     I think I could read John Muir’s writings all day if they … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 08.02.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 08.02.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

08.02.13 “Not a few painters and poets of renown have been inspired by the mountain’s stalwart beauty, and it is chiefly through this physical charm that it holds the affection of a multitude of devotees.” -Allen Chamberlain, Annals Of The … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 07.26.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 07.26.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

07.26.13 “That [Willa Cather] chose for her final resting place a plot in Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire, with a view of Mt. Monadnock, and that it is here she wished to rest under the inscription, ‘That Is Happiness; to Be Disolved into … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 07.19.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 07.19.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

 07.19.13 “We sometimes hear, half waked from sleep A nearer hoof, a phantom neigh Till breezes from Monadnock sweep And bear the magic sounds away.” – Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson.     The brutally hot weather blanketing much of the … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 07.12.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 07.12.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

07.12.13 “Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new … Continue reading

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Frost Farm: History Hitting Home

Frost Farm: History Hitting Home

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

At the turn of the 19th Century, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet, Robert Frost, lived on 23 acres in rural Derry, NH for 11 years. The Robert Frost Farm has seen many transitions over its 130-odd years, but the decade it held … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 07.05.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 07.05.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

07.05.13 “White light goin’ messin’ up my brain White light is gonna drive me insane White heat, it tickle me down to my toes White light, I said now goodness knows.” – The Velvet Underground, White Light/White Heat, 1968   The brilliance … Continue reading

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