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laudizen
09-14-2011, 02:11 PM
For the greater part of the twentieth century, Ray Evans was a well known and highly regarded White Mountain historian and denizen of the mountains of New Hampshire. Windswept ran a piece about Ray following his death in 2001 and I wrote a brief story about him in 2007. He loved the White Mountains unconditionally, and his life shines a beacon on an integral part of their modern history.

I recently received an email from Courtney Evans Simpson, the granddaughter of Ray Evans. She had stumbled across my story about Ray on the Internet and she was grateful that I had taken the time to remember him. Because of her words, I thought I would share her letter and my original story with you here on the Forums as a way to remember Ray; perhaps bring a smile to the face of anyone that knew him or introduce a not long-departed legend to a new generation of hikers in the White Mountains.

Remembering Ray Evans
http://www.laudizen.com/white_mtns/ray_evans.htm

Letter from Courtney Evans Simpson
http://www.laudizen.com/Junctions/letter_ray_evans.htm

KD Talbot
09-16-2011, 01:34 PM
Great stuff, thanks for sharing!

KDT