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Pinkham's Grant in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Ascent of Mount Washington

 
 
First Ascent of Mount Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 25, 2014
1. First Ascent of Mount Washington Marker
Inscription.  Darby Field, a New Hampshire settler, accomplished this difficult feat in 1642 from a southerly approach. Partly guided by Indians and with only primitive equipment at his disposal, he is thus alleged to be the originator of all Mount Washington ascensions.
 
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 011.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 44° 15.675′ N, 71° 14.826′ W. Marker is in Pinkham's Grant, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on New Hampshire Route 16 at milepost 99.6, 10 miles south of Main Street (U.S. 2), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson NH 03846, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Presidential Range (approx. 2.2 miles away); Northern Peaks of Presidential Range (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mount Washington Summit (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Old Hero
First Ascent of Mount Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 25, 2014
2. First Ascent of Mount Washington Marker
Mount Washington on a clear autumn day in the background
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Mount Washington Cog Railway (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Ravine House (approx. 8.1 miles away); Crawford House (approx. 8.7 miles away); Crawford Depot (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
The Road to Mt. Washington image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 25, 2014
3. The Road to Mt. Washington
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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