Only in Small Towns: The Story of Pig and Wolf of Hanover, NH
Pig and Wolf Attacked!
Update: Caught on security cameras, vandals attack statures
If you can shed any light on who attacked Pig and Wolf, please contact the Hanover Police department so we can bring these jerks to justice.
Pig and Wolf Calendar Available
The Tale of Pig and Wolf
The scenic Upper Valley town of Hanover, NH is probably best known for being the home of Dartmouth Collage or perhaps as Money Magazine's pick for the best place to live in the country a few year back. It is the cultural hub of the Upper Connecticut River Valley including bordering Vermont towns such as Norwich and White River Junction.
But for the citizens of Hanover, not the passing through Appalachian Trail hikers, collage students, tourists or skiers on their way to the Dartmouth Ski Way, Hanover is a small town with a real since of community. That's why when it came to choosing a symbol to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Hanover, they looked no furture that to Pig and Wolf.
The Theft of the Original Pig and Wolf
"My wife asked for something whimsical for the garden"
Coming into Hanover, across from the COOP supermarket, one can't help noticing the dressed up Wolf and Pig statues in someone's front lawn. Its as if the classic fairy tale battle between canine and swine has been settled and they have become roommates in the small town of Hanover.
The wooden statues are in fact chain saw carvings created by Willy Black and reside on the lawn of Bill and Cristiana Hammond that is when they are not being stolen by the Frat Boys of Dartmouth Collage.
The Hammond's decorate the statues for all kinds of events and they've become the unofficial greeters for the town and indeed the unofficial mascots of Hanover. Sometimes they travel to local non-profits and sometimes they make unannounced travel plans like back in 2005 when the pair were kidnapped for six months as the breathless town waited for their return.
On a cold day in January, two shadowy figures were spotted off I91 having a cook out. Turns out it was none other than Pig and Wolf out on the lamb and having a weiner roast.
With no sign of sexual molestation, the case was closed the beloved pair returned to their rightful places in Hanover.
Photography by Edward Fielding
Pig and Wolf Today
Today Pig and Wolf have sired twenty offspring in the form of ten pig and ten wolf fiberglass replicas created by Raymond Paulin Fiberglass Creations of Berlin, NH, decorated local artist and sponsored by local businesses.
The street art will be on display until October when the pieces will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Of course being in close proximity to college students does have its downfall, as two of the statues have already been stolen on at least a few occasions only to have turned up in collage dorm rooms and at a local kegger.
Pig and Wolf
- Rosie the Pig fan page
- Home again, home again, jiggidy-jig | Concord Monitor
In the 1943 movie, Lassie came home.In the 1996 Shawn Colvin song, Sunny came home.And in Hanover yesterday, Pig and Wolf came home to 53 Lebanon St.