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Gorham in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Mount Washington Summit

The Highest Wind Ever Observed

 
 
Mount Washington Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2006
1. Mount Washington Summit Marker
Inscription. The highest wind ever observed by man was recorded here. From 1932 to 1937 the Mt. Washington Conservatory was operated in the summit stage office then occupying this site in a great storm of April 12, 1934. The crew’s instruments measured a wind velocity of 231 miles per hour.
 
Location. 44° 16.218′ N, 71° 18.198′ W. Marker is in Gorham, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on Mt. Washington Auto Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gorham NH 03581, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northern Peaks of Presidential Range (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Hero (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mount Washington Cog Railway (approx. 2½ miles away); First Ascent of Mount Washington (approx. 2.9 miles away); Presidential Range (approx. 4.1 miles away); Crawford House (approx. 6.4 miles away); Crawford Depot (approx. 6½ miles away); The Ravine House (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gorham.
 
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Mount Washington Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 1990
2. Mount Washington Summit Marker
Mount Washington Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 1990
3. Mount Washington Summit Marker
White Mountain National Forest- Mt Washington-Elev 6288. Most of the mountainous area that can be seen from here, except 50 acres of private land and State Park at the summit, is part of the White Mountain National Forest. This 725,000 acre public property is managed for timber production, watershed protection, hunting and fishing, and outdoor recreation. Large tributaries of four major New England rivers rise here. This is you National Forest to use and enjoy
Mount Washington Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 1990
4. Mount Washington Summit Marker
Mount Washington Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 1990
5. Mount Washington Summit Marker
Mt. Washington Auto Road-To summit of highest peak in northeastern United States.
Mount Washington Summit Stage House (<i>marker visible near left edge of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2006
6. Mount Washington Summit Stage House (marker visible near left edge of building)
Mount Washington State Park Sign (<i>wide view north from summit</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2006
7. Mount Washington State Park Sign (wide view north from summit)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 22, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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