In the fall of 2010, some of the Springfield Telescope
Makers were reviewing older photos. Upon seeing a photo showing the
woods coming right up to the back of the clubhouse, Alan Rohwer exclaimed
about "missing those trees".
Most current visitors to Stellafane don't realize
that prior to 1982, most of Breezy Hill was forested, with just a very
small area around and in front of the clubhouse having been cleared.
Dennis diCicco, who was part of the photo review, took it upon himself
to to provide the images below documenting the changes that occurred
in November 1982.
Needing more space for convention activities, the
club hired a professional logging company to remove the trees. Dennis
recalls that they kept the logs as payment for their services. And after
they were done, Breezy Hill was transformed from a typical New England
forest to a rocky Vermont field.
Photos below by Dennis diCicco, STM.
The four photos center and right were taken from the steel tower seen on
the right in the photo above.