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.

Summit House

Historically, the Mount Tom area is rich in places and events of note. Above is a image of the first hotel on the summit of Mount Tom, where President Mckinley and his wife dined after taking the Holyoke Street Railway’s cog rail train to the summit. For a more detailed historical record make an appointment to visit his library at Mount Tom State Reservation, and visit the history room at Holyoke City Library. The illustration below, is courtesy of the web.

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