Lancaster in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
The Weeks Act
The Lodge atop Mt. Prospect was the summer home of John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926), renowned "Father of the Eastern National Forests," author of The Weeks Act, passed by the U.S. Congress, March 1, 1911. The Act enables the government to buy privately owned land to be "permanently reserved, held and administered as national forest lands," for the protection, development, and use of their natural resources. Much of the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF), one of the 48 forests made possible by The Weeks Act, can be viewed from the Lodge and from the fieldstone fire tower near the Lodge.
Erected 2009 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 219.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1852.
Location. 44° 27.187′ N, 71° 34.672′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is at the intersection of Weeks State Park Road and Prospect Street (U.S. 3), on the left when traveling east on Weeks State Park Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster NH 03584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Coos and the Presidential Range (approx. 2 miles away); Lancaster War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Church of Lancaster (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Thompson Legacy (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lancaster Main Street Program’s (approx. 2.4 miles away); Thaddeus S. C. Lowe (approx. 2˝ miles away); Col. Edward Cross (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Lancaster War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
More about this marker. Marker is located just inside the main entrance to Weeks State Park.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - John Wingate Weeks. (Submitted on October 1, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. The Weeks Act - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 2, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.