The Grand Pitch lean-to on the East Branch of the Penobscot was constructed in October, 2005. On May 6th, 2006, the Maine Chapter of the IAT named the lean-to after geologist Robert Neuman in recognition of his research work in the region and his significant contributions to the understanding of Appalachian geology. Here are some photos from the dedication.

Convoy of vehicles get ready to head to the lean-to. Back then, you could drive most of the way there.
Maine IAT President Dick Anderson (R) and board member Thomas Urquhart (L) join others in back of pickup for the drive.
Dave Rand (L) and Torrey Sylvester (R) unload a new “used” picnic table for the lean-to.
A crowd of IAT board members along with family and friends of Bob Neuman gather for the lean-to dedication.
Geologist Bob Neuman drives the first bolt on the dedication sign while Dick gives a thumb's up.
L – R: Dick Anderson, Torrey Sylvester, Dave Rand, Walter Anderson, Earl Raymond and Bob Neuman pose for a commemorative photo.

To learn more about Bob Neuman and the contributions of other geologist to our understanding of the plate tectonics and the formation of the Appalachian Mountains visit the Geologic Pioneer page.

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