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Windswept – Summer 1999, Volume 40 Number 2

Windswept is Mount Washington Observatory's quarterly member magazine. Offering an exclusive look at all things Mount Washington, each edition features stories about the mountain's weather, personalities, news and special events.

As a member benefit, many editions of Windswept are now available online! If you are a current Observatory member, please sign into your MWO Web Account to access the online page reader tool. If you are not a member, we invite you to join us.


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Features

Joe Dodge and the New Hampshire Academy of Science: The Observatory's First Development Coup
The story of how it all started to come together.
By Guy Gosselin
Development Over the Years
How an organiaztion with a lot of character and a few resources managed to survive and grow.
By Guy Gosselin
Supporting Today's Programs, Planning for Tommorow's Needs
What a difference a development department can make.
By Linda Gray
The Three Legs of the Farmer's Stool
By Tim Scott
Sergeant Theodore Smith
From information supplied by Justine Davis Randers-Pehrson.
Early Recreational Recommendations of the National Park Service
From a 1935 NPS report.

Plus

Kozlow photoMember Profile: Robert Kozlow

You could easily find him atop a snowy crag near Mount Washington's summit in January, his trusty Minolta at the ready. Even though he started life as a flatlander in Michigan, Bob Kozlow is now a dedicated mountain lover, and happily living and working in the Lincoln, New Hampshire area.

Bob has generously given the Observatory many of his incredible slides, taken from on and around Mount Washington. Readers of Windswept have had several opportunities to enjoy Bob's work on our covers.

 
Morrison photoMike Morrison, Another Observatory Asset

The Observatory has always been fortunate in having extraordinary people representing it at its museum and sales counters. Michael Morrison, who together with Sandy Hatch tends the sales desk at the Weather Discovery Center, is a case in point.

Originally from Virginia, Mike held many positions before moving to the valley in 1978. These ranged from serving a three-year stint in the U.S. Army, and being the first male public school kindergarten teacher in Virginia, to being an instructor at Ohio State University.

When he first took up residence in the Mount Washington valley, Mike divided his time between the local cross-country ski indeustry and the Pacific Salmon fleet in California. He also spent some time on the Great Lakes as a merchant mariner. He currently holds two degrees in elementary education and is certified to teach in both New Hampshire and Maine.

In response to many requests from children working on school reports, Mike is researching the possibility of creating a "Kids Guide to Mount Washington" aimed at the primary grades. Ha has adopted the little school on Cliff Island in Casco Bay, Maine, and has purchased many science books from the museum shop for the children there. He is looking forward to the Discovery Center fully opening its doors to visitors and the possibility of an expanded role in the Observatory.

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