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To complement the essays included in Where the Mountain Stands Alone, the Monadnock Institute conducted a day-long site tour of three locations described in the volume. These site tours are narrated by anthology contributors and edited and organized into the following tracks:

1. Introduction and project description

2. Archaeologist Dr. Robert Goodby tours an Abenaki site associated with the Swanzey fish dam

3. Stone mason Kevin Gardner explores a nineteenth century economic utopia in East Rindge

4. Ecologist Tom Wessels leads a hike up Gap Mountain in Troy with attention to sheep fever

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Support for the anthology site tour was provided by the New Hampshire Humanities Council

Stories provide the glue that holds a community together. The task of rediscovering, celebrating, and preserving communal memories—through the voices of local seniors, professional writers, and interested college and high school students-- forms the goal of this electronic anthology. Since 1998 the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce College, in collaboration with Keene and Conant High Schools and the Historical Society of Cheshire County, has been engaged in collecting reminiscences and anecdotes about the places, people, and events that characterize and help define our Monadnock region.

According to author and Monadnock Institute advisory board member Howard Mansfield, “The stories project will help save the memories that define the Monadnock region. I think of it as mapmaking: charting the stories, the landmark memories, that constitute this land in sight of Monadnock.” Support for the Monadnock stories project has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and through individual gifts and donations.


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