Saint Gaudens National Historic Site
The Saint Gaudens National Historic Site preserves the home, studio and property of Augustus Saint Gaudens, one of the United States' greatest sculptors. It is located in Cornish, NH, which is about 20 miles south of Hanover, NH.
Hanover, Hew Hampshire and Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire is the home of Dartmouth College, one of the best colleges in the United States. Hanover is located on the Connecticut River, which serves as the border between New Hampshire and Vermont. Fans of the movie "Animal House" should know that Hanover served as the basis for the town of Faber in the movie. "Animal House" was written by an alumnus of Dartmouth, who loosely based the movie on his college experiences.
A New Home Town!
After nearly two years in Southern California I decided it was time to try something new, so am moving to New Hampshire. I am not yet sure what is in store for me there, but I am sure it will all come clear on the drive cross country!
I was amazed, and very happy, when TracyNew72 volunteered to make the drive with me - with both of us map-reading it shouldn't be too hard to keep going in the right direction - right?! We have planned the drive to take us six days, with stops in Denver, Chicago and Niagara (and a couple more along the way, but I can't remember what they are!)
I am sad to leave Southern California and all the great people I have met there (especially my VT friends!), but hey, this is a travel site, so I am sure they will all visit!!
Kai's Hanover Page
I visited the town of Hanover and Dartmouth College in January 2002. And I was amazed by the beautiful campus. Here are some general information from the official homepage of Dartmouth College (www.dartmouth.edu):
Dartmouth, a member of the Ivy League,
is a private, four-year, coeducational
undergraduate college with graduate
schools of business, engineering and
medicine and 16 graduate programs in the
arts and sciences.
Dartmouth is the nation's ninth-oldest
college, founded in 1769 by Rev. Eleazar
Wheelock for the education of "youth of the Indian Tribes ...
English Youth and others ..." Dartmouth became coeducational in
1972. Its colors are Dartmouth Green and white; its nickname is
"The Big Green."
Famous alumni of the college include Daniel Webster (1801),
poet Robert Frost (1896), Kanichi Asakawa, the founder of Asian
Studies in the United States (1899), pioneering biologist E.E. Just
(1907), Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel (1925), Vice President Nelson
Rockefeller (1930), former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
M.D. (1937), former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich (1968),
and writer Louise Erdrich (1976).
Dartmouth's unique blending of university resources with a
college's focus on undergraduate education offers small classes,
top-flight facilities, and an outstanding faculty. Professors here are
among the leaders in their fields yet remain committed to teaching.
Students have the opportunity to take advantage of faculty
accessibility throughout their Dartmouth careers.
A flexible academic schedule (the Dartmouth Plan) is possible
through the use of a year-round calendar consisting of four
ten-week academic terms (fall, winter, spring, and summer).
Students include terms of on-campus study, off-campus study in
Dartmouth programs or at other institutions, and vacation terms in
their individual Dartmouth Plans. Sixty-three percent of all
Dartmouth students participate in at least one of the
approximately 45 different off-campus options.
At the heart of the college is one of the oldest research libraries
in the United States — Baker Library. Dartmouth is also at the
forefront of educational computing; Dartmouth's high-speed
computer network links all dormitory rooms, administrative and
academic buildings, and mainframe computers on- and
off-campus. All Dartmouth undergraduates own a personal
computer; more than 9,000 PCs are in use campuswide.
Dartmouth undergraduates participate in more than 200
student-run organizations ranging from the Dartmouth Symphony
Orchestra to the college's student staffed and managed radio
stations and the Dartmouth Outing Club. Included are religious
organizations, affinity groups, numerous publications,
pre-professional societies, and political, economic, social, sports,
and recreational organizations. In keeping with Dartmouth's
encouragement of student-initiated projects, new organizations
and programs are constantly evolving to fill special needs and
kindle new enthusiasms. Many Dartmouth student organizations
are housed in the recently renovated Collis Center, the hub of
student activities at the college.
Community service is also a major part of the Dartmouth
experience. More than 20 percent of undergraduates volunteer,
through the Tucker Foundation, for some form of community
service to the surrounding Upper Valley community.
The arts at Dartmouth flourish in the two excellent facilities
designed to make artistic expression a vital part of community life:
the Hood Museum of Art and the Hopkins Center for the Creative
and Performing Arts.
Dartmouth's 34 intercollegiate teams are members of NCAA
Division I and compete largely within the Ivy League and the
ECAC. With a strong emphasis on equal opportunity, Dartmouth's
athletic opportunities include 16 women's programs, 16 men's
programs and two coed teams. In addition, nearly a dozen club
sports are available; 3,000 undergraduates annually take part in
nearly two-dozen intramural sports.
Mtnsport's Hiking Thru Hanover Page
Hanover strikes me as the quentessential New England town. Home to illustrious Dartmouth, this small town is pretty hip with the Appalachian Trail running right down Main Street. Grab your granola and your saddlebucks and load up the Volvo for Hanover.