Ten Years on the Rock Pile: A Collection of Stories, Some Hilarious, Some Tragic, about Life at the Summit of Mount Washington

A Collection of Stories, Some Hilarious, Some Tragic, about Life at the Summit of Mount Washington
 
 
Bison Books (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 1. Juli 2011
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 296 Seiten
978-0-8032-3413-0 (ISBN)
 
Lee Vincent (1935¿77) built and operated a TV station in Litchfield, Maine, before his job with WMTW-TV, where he hosted a short TV clip five days a week noting the weather atop the ¿rock pile.¿ Guy Gosselin, who worked for the Mount Washington Observatory in a variety of roles, is now a life trustee of the observatory.
  • Englisch
  • Nebraska
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  • USA
University of Nebraska Press
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Broschur/Paperback
38 illustrations
  • Höhe: 213 mm
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  • Breite: 137 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 363 gr
978-0-8032-3413-0 (9780803234130)
Lee Vincent (1935-77) built and operated a TV station in Litchfield, Maine, before his job with WMTW-TV, where he hosted a short TV clip five days a week noting the weather atop the "rock pile." Guy Gosselin, who worked for the Mount Washington Observatory in a variety of roles, is now a life trustee of the observatory.
Foreword

Acknowledgments

A Slice of Life on the Mountain

Mite O' Crabbin'

Tales and Put-Ons

Points along the Auto Road

Aliens and Other Mountain Mysteries

Freeman's Folly or Reconstruction or the Auto Road Accident

A Close Call

The Sunset Put-On

Electricity and Lightning at the Summit

Preparations for the Deep Freeze of Winter

Why Don't You Guys Go Fly a Kite?

Speakers' Corner

Winter Sports

Feminine Wiles

The Dedicated Obs Men

Achtung!

Blackbirds and Dark Times Ahead

The Great Ghost Hunt

Beavers in Springtime

One Man's Poison . . .

Boys Will Be Boys

Terra-Rocs

Donny Disconnect

Bent Out of Shape

Trick or Treat

Looking for Mount Rushmore?

Annual Cookout

Awaiting a Winter Thaw

Mountain Softball

Escalator Service

Hoorah!

The Fearless Leader

Poor Judgment

Dump Digging

A Monstrous Tale

Paint Job

State Waste

One Big Gripe

There Ain't No Me!

On a Clear Day

Whole Lot of . . .

A Dark Mass

Days of Distinctive Beauty

Arctic Ice Storm

Birth of a New Day

Gooferology in Action

Bombs and Favors

The Presence

Green Stripes Running Wild

Monty Montgomery

Mugwumps

Old Lady Killer Ramp

Obs-Erving History

Spring Has Sprung

"Siggy" Analyzes tv Crew

Rime Ice and Paper Hat Award

Side Hill Gougers

The Very Zenith of My Outlook

This Is a "Hoorah"!

You Say You Want Facts?

Cog Train Dedication Ceremony in Hail and Pet Peeves

Staging Hoorahs

The Pack Boys

The First Christmas on Top of New England

Beating the Record

Snowmobiling

Miles per Hour

Static

Nitpicking

Frozen Hot Water

Phil's Lakes of the Clouds

Breezeway Amour

Party

Rose Riff

Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Saucey-Mae

Garbage Rock

Initiation Rites

Rough Riding

The Thrill of Being High

Final Comment
"With his weekly reports, musings and observations from the peak during the 1960's and early 1970's, transmitter supervisor Lee Vincent became a household name. . . . This collection of Vincent's work will bring back fond memories for anyone who grew up with his entertaining columns or the evening weather reports from Mt. Washington."--Sandy Amazeen, "Monsters and Critics"--Sandy Amazeen "Monsters and Critics "

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