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Hanover in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

“Senior Fence”

 
 
"Senior Fence" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 16, 2017
1. "Senior Fence" Marker
Inscription. The College first erected a fence specifically designated as a gathering place for Seniors in 1897 on the east side of the Green in front of Dartmouth Hall. Three years later the College moved the fence across the Green, where it remained for over a century. Exclusive Senior lounging privileges, never popular with underclassmen, began to erode during World War II and had disappeared by the end of the 1950s. The label "Senior Fence", however, remained in use. The Class of 1923 was the first to take responsibility for maintenance of the fence. In the spring of 2000 the Class of 1947 repaired the fence. In 2003, the generous support of the Class of 1956 made possible the move to the present location.
 
Location. 43° 42.154′ N, 72° 17.354′ W. Marker is in Hanover, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is at the intersection of East Wheelock Street and North Main Street (New Hampshire Route 10), on the right when traveling west on East Wheelock Street. Touch for map. The marker is on a section of the Senior Fence in the southwest corner of the Green. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover NH 03755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanover World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away);
"Senior Fence" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 16, 2017
2. "Senior Fence" Marker
The Green and Baker Library are in the background.
Early Settlers & Allen R. Foley (approx. 0.6 miles away in Vermont); American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away in Vermont); Theta Chi Fraternity (approx. 1.2 miles away in Vermont); Town of Norwich (approx. 1.2 miles away in Vermont); Alden Partridge (approx. 1.2 miles away in Vermont); First Public Grammar School (approx. 1.2 miles away in Vermont); Vermont (approx. 4 miles away in Vermont).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2017, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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