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

Park History

 
 
Park History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 24, 2016
1. Park History Marker
Inscription. Polar Caves Park was discovered by a group of local teenagers playing in the boulders beneath Mt. Haycock in the year 1900. Twenty-two years later Edwin Collishaw, seeing the potential, opened the caves to the public. He chose the name Polar Caves due to the cold air currents issuing from the passageways. The perpetual cold air rises from glacial ice preserved for ages below the boulders. In 1935 the park was purchased by its present ownership, Resort Enterprises.
 
Erected by Polar Caves Park.
 
Location. 43° 46.836′ N, 71° 46.983′ W. Marker is in Rumney, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker can be reached from Mount Moosilauke Highway (New Hampshire Route 25). Touch for map. Marker is at the Discovery Shelter in Polar Caves Park; admission fee required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 705 New Hampshire 25, Rumney NH 03266, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Geological History of the Polar Caves (a few steps from this marker); The Granite State (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smith Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Baker River (approx.
Park History Marker at Discovery Shelter image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 24, 2016
2. Park History Marker at Discovery Shelter
4 miles away); The Common (approx. 5 miles away); Stream Gaging in New Hampshire (approx. 5 miles away); Rotary Amphitheater (approx. 5.1 miles away); Samuel Livermore (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rumney.
 
Also see . . .  Polar Caves Park. (Submitted on August 27, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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