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    Cyburbian Plus Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    Name that place!

    More specific than name that city! Pick a "place" for others to identify. A college, tourist attraction, natural wonder, world-famous restaurant, etc.

    If I can get this pic to download, it is a college in New England with a tradition known as "Mountain Day".

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    Elmira College.



    You forget the *power* of Google!


    BEWWWHAAAAHAAAAHHAA!

    A quote from their web page:

    "Dean Anstice Harris instituted the Mountain Day tradition at Elmira College in October of 1918. The day is not a designated holiday, but rather a day in which classes are cancelled allowing students, faculty, and administrators to relate to each other in memorable and less formal ways. To persuade the President to grant Mountain Day, students gather during a period of several nights in front of the Presidentís Home singing various Mountain Day songs."

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    Originally posted by bturk
    Elmira College.



    You forget the *power* of Google!


    BEWWWHAAAAHAAAAHHAA!

    A quote from their web page:

    "Dean Anstice Harris instituted the Mountain Day tradition at Elmira College in October of 1918. The day is not a designated holiday, but rather a day in which classes are cancelled allowing students, faculty, and administrators to relate to each other in memorable and less formal ways. To persuade the President to grant Mountain Day, students gather during a period of several nights in front of the Presidentís Home singing various Mountain Day songs."
    Whoops. Nope. Wrong state, entirely...

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    Another hint: this is a dorm.

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    More for the FL natives or old-time tourists to the state:

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    Mount Holyoke College

    Damn who knew there were Soooo many Mountian Days

    (BTW -- where Mike D went to school, it was "Mountain Daze")

    From the Holyoke website:

    "The fall holiday dates back to 1838, only one year after Mount Holyoke Seminary opened! The tradition, believed to be unique to Mount Holyoke and Smith College (which adopted it in the 1870s), was interrupted only by the Civil War and an on-campus fire. Even during World War II, students took to the great outdoors during Mountain Day, though in those years many picked apples or potatoes to help farmers cope with the wartime shortage of laborers. "

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    Or its Colby-Sawyer in New Hampshire...


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    Could it be Dartmouth? It's right on the Appalachian Trail. Or Middlebury College in VT?

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    Smith College in Northampton, MA?
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    I'm guessing it's mount holyoke too.

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    Yes, it's Mt Holyoke; I spent my first 3 years of college there, then transferred to U of FL. I'm surprised that the Mountain Day reference would identify it!

    So, what's the other one?? If you've been to Central FL in the last 30 years, you should know this!

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    BTW, even tho it was "Mountain Day", we used to go to Quabbin Reservior, a man-made lake which included at least one flooded-over town. Kind of creepy at the time, but maybe an indicator of my future as a planner.

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