U-Haul and the Mount Washington Observatory to Unveil SuperGraphic(R)

NORTH CONWAY, N.H., July 19 /PRNewswire/ — Phoenix-based U-Haul, the leader in the do-it-yourself moving industry, in partnership with the Mount Washington Observatory, announced today the release of 600 new 26-foot moving trucks with the vibrant image of the Mount Washington Anemometer promoting the state of New Hampshire. This astonishing instrument, which measures wind speed, made history in 1934 by recording the world record wind speed of 231 mph, atop Mount Washington, site of some of the worst weather in the world.

This week, U-Haul will officially unveil the New Hampshire SuperGraphic, as its “Venture Across America” Campaign visits the Mount Washington Observatory’s annual summer fundraiser, Seek the Peak, a hike up Mount Washington.

U-Haul Company of New Hampshire would like to thank the residents of New Hampshire for their continued support and invite them to attend the official unveiling of the New Hampshire SuperGraphic. “This is a multimillion dollar advertising campaign donated by U-Haul to New Hampshire,” stated Jon Hynes, president of U-Haul Company New Hampshire. “This program has and will continue to have a positive impact on tourism and our economy.”

The ceremony will be conducted during the Seek the Peak Barbeque at the Wildcat Ski Lodge in Pinkham Notch on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 5:30 p.m.

For more information or to register to participate in Seek the Peak and/or to attend the barbeque, log on to www.mountwashington.org.

This tribute to New Hampshire is part of the U-Haul “Venture Across America” Campaign, an extension of the highly successful “Salute to America” Campaign, which began in 1988. The new “Venture Across America” generation of SuperGraphics features vibrant, modern images designed to recognize little-known facts about each state. For more information about the Mount Washington Observatory and that windy day in April 1934, log on to www.uhaul.com/supergraphics.

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