Author Topic: 20 years ago  (Read 146 times)

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20 years ago
« on: January 24, 2002, 08:42:56 AM »
20 years ago Albert Dow died on Mt. Washington trying to save another person's life.  See the series of articles in the Union Leader.  Now when you walk by the first aid cache on your way into Huntington Ravine, you will know why they named it after him.  Maybe stop a think a moment next time.

part 1:
http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_show.html?article=8269

part 2:
http://www.theunionleader.com/articles_show.html?article=8251

part 3:
http://www.theunionleader.com/Articles_show.html?article=8277

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Re: 20 years ago
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2002, 09:45:17 AM »
That is great of you to remember Albert like that and give others a way to learn of his sacrifice.  

Albert graduated from the same high school as I, Kingswood Regional in Wolfeboro, where they give out an annual scholarship in his name.  It goes to a student who not only achieves high grades, but shows a willingness and a desire to help others.  A fitting legacy, I'd say...

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Re: 20 years ago
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2002, 12:28:59 PM »
the interesting thing about this article and a similar one publisher here in the Conway Sun is the lack of any interview with Michael Hartrich! I'll have to ask him if it's because he doesn't want to talk, or they didn't ask. of course he doesn't have a phone so they would actually have to go by his house...
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Re: 20 years ago
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2002, 08:14:12 PM »
Twenty years later this tragedy still cuts deep. Al and I were the same age and competed occasionally as collegiate skiers. The Union Leader series brought some closure ,however, Herr referring to Dow's death as caused by "the chaotic randomness of actual events" reveals the same attitude that started things in motion in '82... Bottom line: Albert will never be forgottten - a true hero of the MRS.  
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