Points of Pride

Two and a half centuries of Dartmouth achievements, turning points, contributions, and leadership

Dartmouth Milestones

Dartmouth Skiway Opens

1956
On December 15, 1956, Polly Case straddled a small disk attached to a cable—a "poma lift"—and rode to the top of Holt's Ledge in Lyme Center, N.H.

The First Dartmouth Powwow

1973
What was once a small gathering at Storrs Pond is now an event that attracts upwards of 1,500 people from all over the country.

Dartmouth's First Senior Society

1783
Started in 1783, The Society of Social Friends "Socials" maintained a student-funded and -managed library, circulating holdings to its members only.

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