“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Franconia in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)

Eastern Brook Trout

Eastern Brook Trout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 14, 2014
1. Eastern Brook Trout Marker
The fish you see in this pool are Eastern Brook Trout (Salvelinus Fontinalis), sometimes called Speckled or Native Trout, but best known as Squaretails.

Found throughout New Hampshire they thrive in the clear, cold waters of the northern part of the state, and have since "Colonial Times" been a favorite species with local fishermen.

Early settlers to this region reported the mountain streams as "being well populated with trout." The nearby Flume was discovered in 1808 by a 93 year old pioneer woman because of her love for the tasty trout.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals.
Location. 44° 5.834′ N, 71° 40.83′ W. Marker is in Franconia, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 3. Marker is in Franconia Notch State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franconia NH 03580, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franconia Notch State Park (here, next to this marker); A Bit of History (a few steps from this marker); The Flume (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker

Eastern Brook Trout Pool image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 14, 2014
2. Eastern Brook Trout Pool
also named The Flume (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franconia Range (about 300 feet away); Betty and Barney Hill Incident (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clark's Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Quinten E. Mulleavey (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franconia.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2014. This page has been viewed 306 times since then. Last updated on September 13, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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