September Meeting

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August 3, 2017 by rochesterhistoricalnh

On Thursday, September 14, at 7 PM at the Rochester Historical Society Museum on Hanson Street, Raymond Turmelle will present a multimedia presentation Sandstone Country.
On October 15, 1956 in Washington, D.C. President Dwight Eisenhower pushed a button and 2100 miles away blasted the first rock from the walls of a canyon in Arizona. This began the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam which took ten years to build. The damming of the Colorado River at this point created the magnificent Lake Powell. A huge 163,000 acre body of water 186 miles in length, it took 17 years to completely fill after the dam was built. The lake has over 95 water filled canyons that are completely navigable.
Mother Nature worked a lifetime to create the beauty and splendor of Glen Canyon, including the impressive Rainbow Bridge, a natural stone arch bridge spanning 270 feet across and 290 feet high, as well as the ruins of the ancient Anasazi Indians who lived high on the canyon walls.
Ray Turmelle is well known for his years leading the Graniteer Drum and Bugle Corps. An experienced hiker and photographer, he has hiked on five continents and taken wonderful photographs of beautiful scenery that he has gladly shown to those who only dream of such adventure.
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow the meeting.
For more information please call 330-3099 or e-mail rochesterhistorical@metrocast.net.

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