Bartlett in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Piece of Sawyer's Rock
This piece of Sawyer's Rock represents the traditional landmark for the town line between Harts Location and the town of Bartlett.
In 1870, Benjamin Sawyer and his partner Timothy Nash set out to prove to governor Wentworth that men and horses could travel through Crawford Notch. The governor agreed to award them with a land grant if they were successful. Sawyer and Nash succeeded with difficulty, pushing and shoving a gentle mare through the notch, at times lowering her with ropes over steep rock faces. When the final cliff was overcome, local folklore says Sawyer broke his empty jug of rum on the giant boulder, christening it with his name. The rock was partially removed in the summer of 2003 prior to widening US Route 302.
This plaque placed by the Bartlett Library History Trustees and the George Family in memory of Franklin H. George, an old Bartlett storyteller.
Erected 2004 by The Bartlett Library History Trustees.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 44° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartlett NH 03812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartlett Snow Roller (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartlett, N.H. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawford Notch Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sawyer's Rock (approx. 2.3 miles away); How the Covered Bridge was Built (approx. 5.4 miles away); Cart Roads and Wagon Paths Connect a Community (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lady Blanche House (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Jackson Covered Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartlett.
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