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

Log Drives

 
 
Log Drives Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 21, 2014
1. Log Drives Marker
Inscription.  
The dramatic process of conveying lumber logs and pulpwood from northern New Hampshire forests to manufacturing centers, by driving them down the Connecticut River, spanned the turn into the Twentieth Century. Hardy crews of "white-water men" risked life and limb in the hazardous work of the annual spring drives.
 
Erected 1965 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 034.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 43.827′ N, 71° 37.004′ W. Marker is in Stratford, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on U.S. 3 0.3 miles south of Washburn Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Stratford NH 03590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of North Stratford (approx. 1˝ miles away); Stratford N.H. War Memorials (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stewart Holbrook
Log Drives Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 21, 2014
2. Log Drives Marker
(in the shadow on the right)
(approx. 8.9 miles away in Vermont); Connecticut River to Umbagog Lake (approx. 10.7 miles away); Essex County Court House (approx. 11.7 miles away in Vermont); The Benton Cottage (approx. 11.8 miles away in Vermont); Historic Guildhall, Vermont (approx. 11.8 miles away in Vermont); Rogers' Rangers Cemetery (approx. 12.7 miles away in Vermont).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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