Saturday, July 19, 2008
Wingnut: Brownington Prospect Hill Observatory Quest
We did this quest on Wednesday, July 16 — a very short quest, appropriate for our schedule that day. I've been to Prospect Hill many times and always am astounded at the views. Wingnut didn't take any photographs of the mountains and lakes. But these photos give you a feeling for the area of the quest.
William Barstow Strong. The present day observatory is a replica of the original and was built in 1976 as a Town Bicentennial project. Strong had attended the Orleans County Grammar School and gone on to become a prominent railroad builder. He also paid for extensive remodeling of the Brownington Congregational Church's interior and furnished a large bell and spire for the belfry.
A gentleman from Massachusetts was able to reach the treasure box in the rafters for us and he took this photo of me and Wingnut.
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