Eastern Brook Trout
The fish you see in this pool are Eastern Brook Trout (Salvelinus Fontinalis), sometimes called Speckled or Native Trout, but best known as Squaretails.
Found throughout New Hampshire they thrive in the clear, cold waters of the northern park of the state, and have since "Colonial Times" been a favorite species with local fishermen.
Early settlers to this region reported the mountain streams as "being well populated with trout." The nearby Flume was discovered in 1808 by a 93 year old pioneer woman because of her love for the tasty trout.
Location. 44° 5.834′ N, 71° 40.83′ W. Marker is in Franconia, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 3. Touch for map. Marker is in Franconia Notch State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Franconia NH 03580, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franconia Notch State Park (here, next to this marker); A Bit of History (a few steps from this marker); The Flume (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Flume (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franconia Range
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 253 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.