Near Wonalancet in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Erected 1988. (Marker Number 155.)
Location. 43° 54.514′ N, 71° 19.663′ W. Marker is near Wonalancet, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker is on Chinook Trail (New Hampshire Route 113A). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tamworth NH 03886, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Those Who Served (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Summer Playhouse (approx. 4.7 miles away); Granville Homestead (approx. 9.1 miles Kancamagus Highway / Who was Kancamagus? (approx. 9.3 miles away); Sawyer's Rock (approx. 11.6 miles away); Ball Signal (approx. 14 miles away); Roundhouse (approx. 14 miles away); Water Standpipe (approx. 14 miles away).
Regarding Chinook Kennels. The Chinook Trail is named after Arthur Walden's dog Chinook who died in Antarctica on Admiral Richard Byrd's first trip to the South Pole in the 1920's. It was desired to name the road after Walden, but he declined and said to name it after his dog. He lived in Wonalancet before he sold the kennels to the Seeleys and they moved the kennels to Tamworth. The Chinook breed is one of the rarest in the world and is now the official dog breed of the State of New Hampshire.
Also see . . . History of The Chinook Trail. This link gives you directions to the site as well as some historical background about the Chinook Trail and the Chinook Kennels. (Submitted on July 13, 2016, by Ron and Monica Charpentier of Hooksett, New Hampshire.)
1. Arthur Walden and Chinook
We first read about Chinook Kennels
— Submitted July 13, 2016, by Ron and Monica Charpentier of Hooksett, New Hampshire.
Additional keywords. Admiral Byrd; Little America; Antarctica; Sleddogs; Arthur Walden
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by Ron and Monica Charpentier of Hooksett, New Hampshire. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2016, by Ron and Monica Charpentier of Hooksett, New Hampshire. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Ron and Monica Charpentier of Hooksett, New Hampshire. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.