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

Mount Washington Summit

The Highest Wind Ever Observed

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 1, 1990
1. Mount Washington Summit Marker
Inscription. The highest wind ever observed by man was recorded here. From 1932 to 1937 the Mt. Washington Conservatory was operated in the summit stage office then occupying this site in a great storm of April 12, 1934. The crew’s instruments measured a wind velocity of 231 miles per hour.
 
Location. 44° 16.218′ N, 71° 18.198′ W. Marker is in Gorham, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on Mt. Washington Auto Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gorham NH 03581, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Washington Cog Railway (approx. 2.5 miles away); First Ascent of Mount Washington (approx. 2.9 miles away); Crawford House (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Ravine House (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mount Washington Hotel / Bretton Woods Monetary Conference (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Crawford Family (approx. 7.7 miles away); Frankenstein Trestle (approx. 8.4 miles away); Zealand and James Everell Henry (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Categories. EnvironmentNotable Events
 
Mount Washington Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 1990
2. Mount Washington Summit Marker
White Mountain National Forest- Mt Washington-Elev 6288. Most of the mountainous area that can be seen from here, except 50 acres of private land and State Park at the summit, is part of the White Mountain National Forest. This 725,000 acre public property is managed for timber production, watershed protection, hunting and fishing, and outdoor recreation. Large tributaries of four major New England rivers rise here. This is you National Forest to use and enjoy
Mount Washington Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 1990
3. Mount Washington Summit Marker
Mount Washington Summit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 1990
4. Mount Washington Summit Marker
Mt. Washington Auto Road-To summit of highest peak in northeastern United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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