Who is NeVar and NeVara?

Nevar© and his mate NeVara© are a not so common raven pair. Together, they have become the mascots and narrators for this website.

Ravens were chosen for their intelligence, sociability and adaptability. They have been companions to humankind for all of recorded history and are a rich part of our folklore. To some ravens are evil. To others they are revered as noble spirits. And so ravens were chosen to tell the story of Mount Tom and why the ridge that makes up the spine of Holyoke should be preserved largely as undeveloped open space.

Should you have skills in animation, graphic arts, audio and video recording, photography, voice-overs, research, law, and would like to help tell the story of the Mt. Tom Range, please leave a comment under Recent Posts.

Stone Crusher

StoneCrusherA relic, the Stone Crusher located off Christopher Clark Road pulverized basalt rock that erosion flaked off the mountain’s near vertical west face. Power for the crusher’s driving wheels came from belts connected to a raised truck’s drive wheels. The back-breaking job was shoveling the loose basalt from those nearby steep slopes onto conveyers leading to the crusher’s hopper. Basalt is an construction aggregate. Better sources ended the operation. For a shocking image of mining Mount Tom, hike into the quarry. See Quarry page.

 For NeVar’s take on the stone crusher, click below:

http://vimeo.com/114933263