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Vote for new Alton Central School mascot name

March 20, 2019
ALTON — During the last several months, research has been done by a town/school committee regarding Alton history in an effort to present new mascot names for Alton Central School. The committee has rested on three possibilities and would like input from the town. The choices are: The Baysiders the history is the original SS Mount Washington, the "Old Mount," was built and launched by B & M Railroad in Alton Bay in 1872; Alton Bay is a hub of transportation, community activity, and family recreation. The Engineers the history is there was a railroad in Alton from 1850-1935; the Alton Bay Railroad Station was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 22, 1983. The Mountaineers the history is Alton has many mountains that are used for recreation by Altonians and tourists such as Mt. Major, Straightback, Alton, and Prospect to name a few; In 1896, a monument was erected to the men of the 12th Regiment, "who bravely gave their lives that the nation might live." There is also a monument at Gettysburg to the 12th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment erected by the State of NH on Sept. 28, 1888 with the inscription "The New Hampshire Mountaineers. . ." You can vote for your choice either "The Baysiders," "The Engineers" or "The Mountaineers" at the survey located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACSMascot. The survey will be open until March 27.

Klumb Environmenta;
Varney Smith
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