View Full Version : PBS Video - "Our New Hampshire - Mt Washington Valley"

01-18-2011, 09:33 PM
Not sure how long ago this video was made, but the TV station was still on the summit and they had a summit cat named Pushka (actually two of them, Pushka was apparently the TV station cat). The cars in the footage of North Conway give some clue. While the video is titled Mt Washington Valley it's more about the history of the summit and has a lot of good footage of the OBS. If anyone knows when this was made or who the summit folks in the video are that would be interesting.


01-18-2011, 10:09 PM
Nice find, Mark! I saw this earlier this week on the MWOBS Facebook page and really enjoyed watching it...a lot of very interesting history.

01-19-2011, 04:54 PM
Most of the summit video is pre 1979 when construction started on the new summit building. I'll bet Peter Crane can give us all the details of the exact time frame and people shown

01-19-2011, 05:12 PM
From what I can find out Pushka was an offspring of George (Darn Foolish Cat) in 1974 with three others so I would think the time period was 1974-1978

01-19-2011, 06:05 PM
The first time I climbed Mt Washington was in the summer of 1959. I remember the big old hotel with the huge lobby.

Snow Miser
01-20-2011, 06:51 AM
That's a really nice video Mark. It's cool to see what things looked like back then, even though it wasn't too long ago. Thanks for posting it!

01-20-2011, 09:30 PM
Great video Mark! Thanks for posting it. It has a lot of good info about White Mountain history in general, which I love learning about. The Willey Slide and E.A. Crawford's contributions fascinate me! Again, thanks for posting.