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|-|Story for the formation of the Cochran Wildlife Sanctuary can be found in [http://188.8.131.52/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=115I4L8855376.41336&menu=search&aspect=subtab783&npp=25&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=man&ri=1&source=%7E%21horizon&index=. ET&term=independent+schoolmaster&aspect=subtab783&x=13&y=7#focus The Independent Schoolmaster], by Claude M. Fuess beginning on page 155. |+|
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|-|Tom Cochran, a Phillips Academy graduate, was a benefactor to Phillips Academy and Andover. The idea for a wildlife sanctuary began when he and some colleagues decided that the Rabbit Pond on the Philips property would be a great stopping place for migratory birds. |+|
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In 1921, with the guidance of NY architect Charles Adams Platt and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Thomas Cochran, a Phillips Academy graduate and benefactor, began a historic expansion and beautification program at the school. The idea for a wildlife (bird) sanctuary began when he and some colleagues decided that Rabbit Pond (on the campus) would be a great stopping place for migratory birds.
Today, the sanctuary, located at the end of Chapel Avenue, is open daily from 6am to 6pm.
- "Part I: Andover's enchanted forest created by Thomas Cochran," Andover Townsman, December 20, 2012, page 5.
- "Enchanted Forest, Part II: How a dream sanctuary took wing," Andover Townsman, December 27, 2012, page 7.
- The Independent Schoolmaster, by Claude M. Fuess, page 155+. (Andover Room R B FUESS, CL)
--Eleanor 10:44, June 16, 2006 (EDT)
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