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Conway in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

In Memory of Joseph Laurent

Abenaki Chief

 
 
In Memory of Joseph Laurent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 30, 2014
1. In Memory of Joseph Laurent Marker
Inscription.
Author of Abenaki & English Dialogues
Born 1839 —— Died 1917
St. Francis Indian Reserve, Odanak, Quebec
In 1884 he led back to the land of their fathers a group of Abenaki and Sokoki Indians and established here in the woods of Intervale, a permanent summer settlement of his people.
[one line of Abenaki text]
And he left that place and returned to his own country. Erected in love and reverence by his children in 1959
 
Erected 1959 by Children of Joseph Laurent.
 
Location. 44° 4.456′ N, 71° 8.206′ W. Marker is in Conway, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker is on Intervale Cross Road mile east of White Mountain Highway (U.S. 302), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is exactly across the Conway Scenic Railroad tracks from the former location of the Boston & Maine Railroad/Maine Central Railroad Intervale station. Marker is in this post office area: Intervale NH 03845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Mountain School of Art (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caboose B&M 104391 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Caboose CV-4011
In Memory of Joseph Laurent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 30, 2014
2. In Memory of Joseph Laurent Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Flanger CV 4233 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 (approx. 1.5 miles away); North Conway 5 and 10 Store (approx. 1.5 miles away); Water Standpipe (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker text is rather worn. Marker is in the Town of Conway. Intervale is unincorporated.
 
Regarding In Memory of Joseph Laurent. There is a yellow and brown cabin out front, and back in the woods are four more cabins, painted brown and green. One of the brown and green cabins is collapsed. Abenaki Indians, relocated to Quebec, used to come down to this location in the summer to sell baskets and such. The "Dialogues" on the marker refers to the first translation of English/Abenaki. Trains of the two former railroads that met here (the Boston & Maine & the Maine Central) stopped here at Intervale to swap crew. Herron Rail Video title 017, New England Glory: Mountain Division, includes some footage of the Mountaineer train and Intervale station at this location in the late 1940s.
 
Also see . . .
Town of Conway Site Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 30, 2014
3. Town of Conway Site Purchase Marker

1. Abenaki Indian Shop and Camp - Wikipedia. National Register of Historic PLaces (Submitted on November 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 

2. Conway Scenic Railroad. The Bartlett and Crawford Notch excursion trains of the Conway Scenic Railroad pass this site. (Submitted on November 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
In Memory of Joseph Laurent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 30, 2014
4. In Memory of Joseph Laurent Marker
Conway Scenic Railroad Tracks cross in front of the marker.
In Memory of Joseph Laurent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 30, 2014
5. In Memory of Joseph Laurent Marker
Cabin Area Beyond the Front Cabin. image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 30, 2014
6. Cabin Area Beyond the Front Cabin.
In Memory of Joseph Laurent Marker - Intervale Cross Road image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 30, 2014
7. In Memory of Joseph Laurent Marker - Intervale Cross Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on November 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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