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By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
Boston, Concord, & Montreal Railroad Marker
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Ashland — 163 — Boston, Concord, & Montreal Railroad
The Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad was chartered in 1844. Construction of the main line began in Concord in 1846. The tracks were completed to Laconia in 1848, to Ashland in 1849, and to Wells River, Vermont in 1853. The B. C&M RR merged with . . . — Map (db m74567) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Ashland — 100 — George Hoyt Whipple
Nearby, on Pleasant Street, is the birthplace and childhood home of George Hoyt Whipple, pathologist, researcher and teacher. Dr. Whipple’s most significant research led to the development of the liver therapy for pernicious anemia. For his work, he . . . — Map (db m74568) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Ashland — Soldiers of Ashland Memorial
In Memory of the Soldiers of Ashland in the War. 1861-1865. Erected by the town. G.M. Keye’s Post G.A.R. and Woman’s Relief Corps. Dedicated May 30th 1899. Town Committee: Thomas E. Greney-6th N. H. Vol’s, Frank L. Hughes-12th N. H. Vol’s, Edward P. . . . — Map (db m65884) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bath — 217 — Bath Bridge
Erected in 1928, this riveted steel Warren truss span was built to replace a wooded span destroyed in the 1927 flood. This efficient truss design is based on a series of equilateral triangles with verticals added for strength. Boston Bridge Works . . . — Map (db m75772) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bath — 121 — Bath, New Hampshire
Settled in 1766 by Jaasiel Harriman whose cabin was near the Great Rock. His nine year old daughter Mercy carried dirt in her apron to the top of this unique rock formation. Here she planted corn, pumpkins and cucumbers, making the first garden . . . — Map (db m74569) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bethlehem — 198 — Alderbrook
Alderbrook developed around a sawmill built by H.C. Libbey in 1877. The Village grew to include a post office, a dozen company-owned houses, a boarding house, school and railroad station. The mill employed as many as 40 to 60 men and cut as much as . . . — Map (db m77642) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bethlehem — Angel of the Mountains
This house was built in 1893 for the William O. Kelner Family who named it The Gables. Builder S.D. Morgan graced this Queen Anne style home with lavish interior woodwork to include a six panel picture window on the landing of a uniquely detailed . . . — Map (db m116540) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bethlehem — Jodo Karate
Built as a Congregational Church in 1877 by the founding group of eight members, the building became the Maplewood Lodge I.O.O.F. in 1940. It has also served as the Rebekah Lodge. A beautiful three faced clock kept village residents apprised of . . . — Map (db m116524) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bethlehem — 218 — Pierce Bridge
By 1920 the adjacent road, Rt. 302 was part of the Teddy Roosevelt (TR) Trail, which ran from Maine to Oregon. It was an important way for tourists to access the White Mountains. After the 1927 floods, many bridges needed to be quickly replaced. . . . — Map (db m44289) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bethlehem — Sinclair Lodge
This house was built in 1837. I. Gardner Ramsdell sold the home to Isaac Cruft, Bethlehem business leader, for $1300. Mr. Cruft had built and operated the Maplewood Hotel from 1865 to 1890. He also built The Cruft Block accoss Main Street from . . . — Map (db m116521) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bethlehem — Site of Sinclair Hotel
In 1857, John Sinclair a N.H. politician built a small, but well kept 8-10 room tavern and inn. In succeeding years, it was enlarged and enlarged again to a capacity of 350 guests. It was the second largest hotel in the area and boasted a huge . . . — Map (db m116520) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bethlehem — Town Building
General George T. Cruft presented the Town Building to Bethlehem in 1912. A plaque in the entrance hall lists residents who served in the Civil War (87 men left home and 57 returned). Delphin Baker, a Bethlehem resident worked to advance the . . . — Map (db m116537) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Canaan — Canaan Veterans Monument
All Honor to Our Country’s Brave Defenders Men from Canaan in the Civil War 1861-1865 Abbott Charles H. • Adams Benjamin • Adams Ephraim • Adams Placid • Adams William • Aldrich Edgar D. • Aldrich Edwin D. • Atherton James W. • Barnes John . . . — Map (db m97918) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Easton — 200 — Wildwood
In this area of Easton (formerly part of Landaff and before that, Lincoln), the settlement of Wildwood once stood. At the turn of the 20th century Wildwood was a center for the "slash and run" logging of Mt. Moosilauke. The Village included a . . . — Map (db m75773) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Downtown Enfield Village
Downtown Enfield Village This village, formerly called North Enfield, grew around mills powered by the Mascoma River. In the 1840s, railroad service and economic investment by the Enfield Shakers laid the foundation for its growth as a mill village . . . — Map (db m98152) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Enfield Civil War Monument
Civil War 1861 – 1865 Charles Adams • Thomas A. Ahern • James Andrews • Arthur A. Austin • Ezekiaul Austin • George W. Austin • George M. Bailey • Hiram B. Baker • Charles D. Banks • George W. Barnard • Alvin C. Bean • Charles K. Bean • . . . — Map (db m98110) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Enfield Korean War Monument
Korean War 1950 - 1953 Donald E. Cantlin Jr. • James H. Collins • Robert S. Gaudette • Ernest T. Ibey • Alfred E. Kidder • Charles Pollard • Richard C. Pollard • Roger Pollard • Ralph B. Schmanska • Arnold D. Marek • Stanley Byczkowski • Roger . . . — Map (db m98146) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Enfield Persian Gulf - Afghanistan - Iraq War Monument
Persian Gulf 1991 John Battis • Michelle Brazas • Andrew J. Dunn • Mickey Fisher • David Jenney • Michael Jette • Joseph Spaulding • Robert L. Stone • Ralph Young • Peter Butman • James W. Hoyt • Waller Madore • James B. Vincent • Richard . . . — Map (db m98112) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Enfield Revolutionary War Monument
Revolutionary War 1775 – 1783 Jonathan Basford • Nathan Bicknell • Elisha Bingham • Jonathan Bosworth • John Bowley • David Choate • Solomon Choate • Theophilus Clough • Daniel Colby • Rowell Colby • John Colcord • James Currier • Richard . . . — Map (db m98147) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Enfield Vietnam War Monument
Vietnam War 1961 – 1975 James Q. Adams • Fred Barker • Rex Bean • Donald Beliveau • Francis Bill • Phillip Bill • Roger Bill • Peter Butman • David Charbono • Paul Charbono • Richard Charbono • Richard P. Chase • Richard A. Crate • Paul W. . . . — Map (db m98114) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Enfield World War I Monument
Enfield’s Tribute To Her Men Who Served In The Great War 1914     1918 Walter S. Andrews • Clifton A. Alexander • George E. Austin • Charles 0. Babineau • Joseph Bodo • George W. B0dwell • Evo Cattabriga • Harold E. Collins • George J. . . . — Map (db m98109) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Enfield World War II Monument
World War II 1941 – 1945 George Austin Jr. • Oscar Bailey • Robert A. Bailey • Wilfred Blain • Wilfred Bocash • Mark Booth • Louis C. Brown • Raymond T. Brown • John R. Bruce • Gerald M. Butman • D. Neil Campbell • G. Elaine Campbell • . . . — Map (db m98145) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Fogg’s Hardware Store
Fogg’s Hardware Store Built in 1901 after fire destroyed the business. Hardware and stoves were sold from the first floor. The second story provided living accomodations. Restored in 2005. — Map (db m98156) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Frank Williams Department Store
Frank Williams Department Store Site of an 1855 tin shop rebuilt in the 1860s as a mercantile store. By 1904 it was known as one of the largest department stores in New Hampshire. — Map (db m98155) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Leviston House
Leviston House Built in 1855 in the Greek Revival style and known as the Leviston House for the Robert and William who owned the prosperous tannery located behind it from c. 1868 to 1888. — Map (db m98157) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Leviston Tannery
Leviston Tannery Built adjoining the river in 1848 and rebuilt after a fire two years later. Operated by various owners, including Robert and William Leviston circa 1868-1888 who employed fify men at its peak. — Map (db m98158) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — Office of the Enfield Advocate
Office of the Enfield Advocat In this 1900 wood-frame building, the village’s first weekly newspaper, the Enfield Advocate,was published until 1946, and postcards and souvenir books of Mascoma Lake were printed and sold to a growing . . . — Map (db m98154) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — The Copeland Block
The Copeland Block A four-story wooden structure with brick facade built by Ira Copeland in 1897 for $10,000 and restored in 2000. This imposing building was home to many businesses including the Enfield Post Office, fraternal organizations, and a . . . — Map (db m98153) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield — The Enfield Shakers
The Enfield Shakers Founded in 1793, Shaker Village was the 9th of the original Shaker communities established in the U.S. At its peak c.1850 some 300 Shakers lived, worked and worshipped here, practicing equality of the sexes, celibacy, pacifism, . . . — Map (db m98107) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Enfield Center — This Mill Stone
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New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — 1889 Iron Bridge
This wrought iron bridge is a rare surviving example of the pin-connected lenticular truss design used for iron bridges from 1880 to 1890. The Dow Bridge, a mile southeast of here on Main Street, is of the same rare design. It has been restored . . . — Map (db m116367) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — A Bit of History
The land you see as you stand here all lies within the township of Lincoln, granted on January 31, 1764 to James Avery and others and named after Henry Clinton, ninth Earl of Lincoln. The original grant contained 32,456 acres. Settlers did not . . . — Map (db m76422) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — A Delicate Balance
Geologists speculate that the Old Man of the Mountain, formed by a retreating glacier during the last ice age, looked out over Profile Lake for more than 12,000 years. On May 3, 2003, the delicate balance that had held the “Great Stone . . . — Map (db m105991) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Eagle Cliff
You are looking at Eagle Cliff. Rising 1,500 feet above the valley floor this shoulder of Mt. Lafayette is part of the eastern wall of Franconia Notch. The cliff derives its name from the Golden Eagles that once nested among the crags. Guests of . . . — Map (db m106090) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Early Franconia
This quiet site once buzzed with activity as the center of Franconia's economy during the time of the Industrial Revolution. A dam about 200 feet upstream provided water power for an iron smelter across the river and for grist, saw and . . . — Map (db m116363) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — 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 . . . — Map (db m76424) HM

New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Franconia Notch

State of New Hampshire Franconia Notch Forest Reservation and Memorial Park Acquired with funds appropriated by the legislature of 1925 and the donations of Fifteen thousand contributors secured through The Society for Protection of New . . . — Map (db m105993) HM WM

New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Franconia Notch State Park
This 6,500 acre park is often called the Flagship of the New Hampshire state park system.

Called a "mountainous defile" by early settlers and travelers, this valley today is one of America's great parks. Some two million people from all over . . . — Map (db m76423) HM

New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Franconia Range
The mountains you are looking at are part of the Franconia Range and like the rest of the White Mountains are among the oldest in the world. They date back to a period in geological time more than 400 million years ago when this area was covered by . . . — Map (db m76420) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Iron Furnace
Across the Gale River stands New Hampshire's sole surviving blast furnace. It is unusual, as well, in its octagonal shape and its remarkable condition. A huge wooden shed protected the furnace and workers from the weather. The shed filled . . . — Map (db m116364) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Landslides
The 1849 Gazetteer of New Hampshire called them – “slips, that were made by an extraordinary discharge of water from the clouds. They commence near the summit of the mountain and proceed to its base, forcing a passage through all . . . — Map (db m106089) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Niels F.F. Nielsen, Jr.
In recognition of over 30 years of service to the citizens and visitors of the State of New Hampshire Niels F.F. Nielsen, Jr. The first official caretaker of the Old Man of the Mountain. This was his labor of love. Presented by Governor . . . — Map (db m106093) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Old Man of the Mountain
Old Man of the Mountain “The Great Stone Face” 48 ft. from forehead to chin 1200 ft. above Profile Lake 3200 ft. above sea level First seen by white men in 1805 — Map (db m105989) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Preserving a Fragile Formation
As early as 1876, observers had warned that the rocks of the Profile were shifting and slipping, and scientists predicted that one day the formation would collapse. Since then, many specialists and volunteers worked to prolong the lifespan of the . . . — Map (db m116560) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Profile Lake
Called Ferrin’s Pond by early settlers and travelers, who often camped by the outlet, this 15-acre mountain lake has also been known as the Old Man’s Mirror and the Old Man’s Washbowl.

With the building of the Lafayette House in 1835, and the . . . — Map (db m106088) HM

New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — 009 — Stone Iron Furnace
Due west stands New Hampshire's sole-surviving example of a post-Revolutionary furnace for smelting local iron ore. The industry flourished during first half of 19th century. It produced pig and bar iron for farm tools and cast iron ware, including . . . — Map (db m116365) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — The Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Range stretches from the Canadian Border to the edge of the Mississippi, a distance of 3,000 miles. Today, a hiking trail follows the backbone of this range from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine: passing through 14 . . . — Map (db m106091) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — The Cannon on the Skyline
On the skyline 1800 above you stands cannon Rock. This natural rock formation, consisting of a hugh (sic) table-like stone superimposed on a large boulder, stands guard over Franconia Notch like a cannon protruding from the parapet of an ancient . . . — Map (db m106092) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — The Flume
This narrow gorge 700 feet in length with walls of granite 60 to 70 feet high was formed thousands of years ago when magma, filled an east-west fracture in the side of Mt. Liberty. Erosion resulting from water flowing over this lava dike through . . . — Map (db m76421) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — The Flume
The granite rock which make up the walls of the flume was formed many millions of years ago in ancient geological time. At a later period dark colored lava in a molten condition was pushed up from below filling a great crack and smaller side cracks . . . — Map (db m104749) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — The Old Man of the Mountain
The rock profile you see 1200 feet above this spot had its beginning some 25,000 years ago during the great ice age. As the glacier moved southward the cliff began to take the shape you see today. As the ice age came to a close and the glacier . . . — Map (db m105990) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Viewing the Old Man
These seven large rods are an interactive sculpture that honors the Old Man of the Mountain, the celebrated profile that collapsed due to natural forces sometime in the night on May 3, 2003. You are in the same spot where travelers have . . . — Map (db m116559) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Why is it called A NOTCH?
When North America was first settled, pioneers built their homes of logs. To aid in falling the timber, they made U or V-shaped cuts at the tree’s base. Similar cuts were made in the logs to hold their cabins together. They called these cuts . . . — Map (db m105988) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Hanover — "Senior Fence"
The College first erected a fence specifically designated as a gathering place for Seniors in 1897 on the east side of the Green in front of Dartmouth Hall. Three years later the College moved the fence across the Green, where it remained for over a . . . — Map (db m104406) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Hanover — Hanover World War II Memorial
To The Honored Memory Of Donald W. Bruce • John P. Coburn • Wendall P. Coburn • Austin H. Cook • Edward E. Corwell • Gordon E. Covell • Stanley S. Day • George E. Doyle • Gordon C. Jones • William V. Jones • Harold M. Lanyon • Robert S. Nichols • . . . — Map (db m98050) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 104 — Ebenezer MacKintosh1737-1816
Born in Boston and a veteran of the 1758 Battle of Ticonderoga. As a known participant in the Boston Tea Party, for his own and his children’s safety, he walked to North Haverhill in early 1774. He later served in the Northern Army under Gen. Gates . . . — Map (db m77798) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 160 — Haverhill Corner Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places, 1987 Town of Haverhill granted, 1763
"The Corner" was part of a mile-wide strip of land claimed by both Haverhill and Piermont, and finally divided between them. Haverhill Corner's architecture reflects its history as Grafton County seat (1793–1891), home of Haverhill Academy . . . — Map (db m88003) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 190 — Haverhill-Bath Bridge
Constructed in 1829 by the towns of Bath and Haverhill at a cost of about $2,400, this is one of the oldest covered bridges in the United States. Built with 3-by-10-inch planks that were probably sawn at an adjacent mill, the span is the earliest . . . — Map (db m77800) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 056 — Rogers Rangers
The rivers’ junction two miles north was rendezvous for Rogers Rangers after their destruction of St. Francis, Que., Oct. 4, 1759. Pursuing Indians and starvation had plagued their retreat and more tragedy awaited here. The expected rescue party . . . — Map (db m77799) HM WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 136 — The Bedell Bridge
The last of five 19th century bridges which have existed at this location was erected in 1866 by a local entrepreneur, Moody Bedell, who had operated a ferry service here prior to the first bridge in 1805. The 396-foot structure was the largest . . . — Map (db m87999) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Holderness — Holderness Honor Roll
Holderness Honor Roll — Map (db m97115) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Holderness — 039 — Samuel Livermore1732-1803
Proprietor of more than half the Town of Holderness, this jurist, congressman and senator was New Hampshire’s first attorney general and second chief justice. In 1788 he spurred the State’s approval of the proposed Federal Constitution, thus . . . — Map (db m74570) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lebanon — City of Lebanon Spruce Tree
This Spruce Tree was planted by the Lebanon Bicentennial Commission in December, 1976 between Lebanon and West Lebanon to commemorate the unity of the City of Lebanon. — Map (db m98188) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lebanon — Colburn Park
Colburn Park Before the arrival of European settlers, the area that is now colburn park was part of a flat, pine-covered expanse formed by the ancient confluence of the Mascoma River and Mink Brook.
With the early settlement of the Town of . . . — Map (db m98080) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lebanon — Lebanon Soldiers of the American Revolution
(right plaque) In Memory Of Lebanon Soldiers of the American Revolution Zalmon Aspinwall • Thomas Baldwin • Rufus Baldwin • Azariah Bliss • Stephen Bliss • Daniel Bliss • Azariah Bliss Jr. • Nathan Bicknell • Samuel Bailey • Ellis . . . — Map (db m98082) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lebanon — Lebanon Veterans Monument
To All The Men And Women From Lebanon Who Served Hir Country In Times Of Need To Keep Alight The Fires Of Freedom Dedicated By Veterans And Citizens Of Lebanon May 30th 1988 — Map (db m98081) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lebanon — Lebanon World War I Monument
Dedicated by the Town of Lebanon to the Honor of Her Sons and Daughters Who Served in the Armed Forces of The United States During the World War 1917-1918 Adams, Frank L. • Aldrich, Edgar • Anstey, John E. • Archambeault, Wilfred • Baldwin, . . . — Map (db m98051) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lincoln — 224 — Betty and Barney Hill Incident
On the night of September 19–20, 1961, Portsmouth, NH couple Betty and Barney Hill experienced a close encounter with an unidentified flying object and two hours of “lost” time while driving south on Rte 3 near Lincoln. They filed . . . — Map (db m74571) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lincoln — Borasaurus(Granitus Holus)
Millions of years ago, the borasaurus roamed this area, It was similar in size to a T-Rex but with a large drill like horn on its head. It was his constant sharpening of this horn that produced such a smooth hole in this granite boulder. This rare . . . — Map (db m97311) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lincoln — Clark's Bridge
Clark's Bridge. Make: Howe Truss. Built: 1904. Weight 200 tons. Capacity 200 tons. Length 116'. Width 21'8". Clearance 20'6" Originally spanned the Winooski River in Barre, VT. Disassembled in 1960 and moved to Lincoln. Reassembled and in service . . . — Map (db m97238) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lincoln — Loon MountainSection of logging railroad — 1893-1947
Loon Mountain Section of logging railroad 1893-1947 A billion feet of logs were hauled over this track. Lincoln, N.H. — Map (db m105954) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lincoln — Quinten E. Mulleavey
Quinten E. Mulleavey born Dec. 16, 1948 Friend and dedicated member of the covered bridge project. One of three high school students who at the age of 16 helped move this massive covered bridge over the Pemigewasset River. Missing in . . . — Map (db m97239) HM WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lincoln — Railroads tame the White Mountains
Rivers as roads for lumber In New England, limber and pulp mills traditionally got their wood from logs harvested in the winter and floated downstream during spring floods.

Enterprising lumber baron J.E. Henry built a railroad . . . — Map (db m105956) HM

New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lincoln — The Bear Show
During World War II, the small roadside attraction started by Edward P. and Florence M. Clark, known as Ed Clark's Eskimo Sled Dog Ranch, fell onto disrepair. When their sons, Edward M. and W. Murray Clark returned home from the war, Edward from the . . . — Map (db m97236) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lincoln — The First Passenger Carrying Aerial Tramway in North America
The First Passenger Carrying Aerial Tramway in North America was erected on Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch in 1938. When loaded, this tramcar carried 27 passengers to the summit of cannon mountain in 9 minutes. This type of car had served 42 . . . — Map (db m97237) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lisbon — 070 — Old Coal Kiln
A reminder of bygone days, this stone structure was used to make wood into charcoal for the nearby iron smelters. Pine knots, a waste material from the adjacent lumber mill, were a prime source for charcoal. Charcoal production through this kiln, . . . — Map (db m77674) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — A Legendary Landmark
When “Daddy” Thayer’s Hotel opened on January 14, 1850, its intended patrons were rail-borne travelers. In 1853, train service began, and Thayer’s ornate coach met this new breed of guests at the station. When tourism boomed, the . . . — Map (db m116235) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Brackett Block
Main Street’s oldest surviving commercial building was built of village-hewn timber in 1833 by the Brackett brothers. William (1785-1859) and Aaron B. (1797-1868) traders in general merchandise. An upstairs hall hosted meetings, notably in . . . — Map (db m116309) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Bugbee Block
The offices of Dr. Ralph Bugbee, Jr. (1821-1893) occupied this Italianate edifice when it was built in 1857. Beneath its bracketed cornice and formal frieze, retailers have plied clothing, hardware, books, jewelry, carpets and sporting . . . — Map (db m116279) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Chutter Block
On this site in 1867, the Kilburn Brothers built a stereograph factory. When production moved to Cottage Street in 1873, the structure became the Dow Store, then, in 1883, the White Store owned by Rev. Frederick Chutter, former pastor . . . — Map (db m116267) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Eames Building
John B. “Jack” Eames (1891-1951), born in Groveton, NH, came to Littleton in 1920 and purchased the Premiere Theater in the Northern Hotel block on this site. After fire destroyed the block in 1924, Jack rebuilt it to house the . . . — Map (db m116266) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — First Congregational Church
On July 4, 1833, Main Street’s first house of “publick worship” was dedicated here on Meetinghouse Hill. Several denominations shared the English Gothic church, and it was a famed forum for abolition and temperance causes. The . . . — Map (db m116307) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Harrington Block
In 1850, merchant Fry Gile (1819-1898) built a block here. When he moved to Kansas in 1854, it was purchased by retailer Nathan McCoy (1813-1886). The McCoy Block housed studios for the Kilburn Stereoscopic View Factory (1860-68) and in 1879 . . . — Map (db m116277) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Host to History
Thayer’s Inn has welcomed countless guests over the years. Among them have been the famous (and the infamous). A brief listing includes visiting Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin Pierce, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter. Also stopping here . . . — Map (db m116234) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Jax Jr. Cinemas
The Jax Jr. had two distinguished predecessors at this location. The first was the Premier Theater which John B. “Jack” Eames, “The Dean of New England Motion Picture Exhibitors,” purchased in 1920. It was destroyed by . . . — Map (db m116262) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — 71 — Kilburn BrothersStereoscopic View Factory
Here, from 1867 to 1909, the world famous Kilburn brothers, Benjamin and Edward, produced and distributed thousands of stereoscopic views. Their collection, largest in the world and collector's items today, provided popular parlor entertainment . . . — Map (db m116285) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Littleton Public Library
After four attempts, a permanent public library was established in 1890. From rented quarters, it moved to the new Town Building in 1895. In 1902, to meet philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s conditions, the Town pledged $1,500 per year for . . . — Map (db m116253) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Littleton Stamp & Coin Co.
Millions of coin and stamp collectors know Littleton thought the Littleton Stamp & Coin Company, a mail order firm launched in December, 1945 on the second floor of Tilton’s Opera Block. Fannie Kasper Sundman, impressed by the friendly and . . . — Map (db m116273) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Masonic Temple
On June 8, 1909, with elaborate pageantry, citizens celebrated the dedication of this restrained example of Beaux Arts Classicism. Unique among Main Street’s surviving structures are the imposing paired pilasters, rusticated masonry and parapet . . . — Map (db m116263) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Methodist Church
This building was graced with the first church bell and spire in town. Built in 1850 on the site of the Old Red Store, a pioneer tavern, the church was dedicated on January 8, 1851. A Greek Revival portico with two fluted Doric columns was . . . — Map (db m116306) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Parker's Marketplace
Ira Parker (1846-1938) built a house here in 1885. He had left his family’s tannery in 1866 to make gloves. By 1889 he had become general manager of the Saranac Buck Glove Company, the town’s major manufacturer. Parker sold his share in . . . — Map (db m116280) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Rounsevel Building
When erected in 1889, this building housed the Littleton Public Library and the Christian Science Society, in which R.D. Rounsevel was prominent. Its tenants included diverse retailers, insurance offices, the Republic-Journal newspaper, and . . . — Map (db m116354) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Salomon Block
When fire claimed Jacob M. Salomon’s dry goods store on this site, he built this angled Georgian Revival showpiece in 1912, capping three decades of Main Street development begun by H. L. Tilton. Salomon (1878-1945) saluted his neighbor with . . . — Map (db m116308) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Thayer's White Mountain Hotel
In 1843, Henry Lowell Thayer (1817-1892), owner of an adjacent general store, secured this lot for a hotel. By 1850, local builders Andrew Scott and Jonathan Nurs had created an eclectic masterpiece that set a standard of scale and style for . . . — Map (db m116233) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — The Curran Suspension Bridge
The Curran Suspension Bridge, and its engineer, Kenneth Curran, enjoy a long and rich history in the Town of Littleton, a history that reflects the industrious, self-reliant nature of both town and benefactor. The Curran Bridge is the . . . — Map (db m116228) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — The Littleton Diner
On this site in 1930, Eugene and Stella Stone erected a modern parlor car diner with an open kitchen and seating for 25. Its success prompted the Stones to sell the original diner in 1940 and to replace it with this Sterling Diner manufactured . . . — Map (db m116248) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Tilton's Opera Block
Store clerk Henry Lowell Tilton (1828-1909) joined the Californian Gold Rush and returned to make his fortune in timber and real estate. In 1881, he built this, the town’s largest brick structure and the architectural template for Main Street’s . . . — Map (db m116274) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
This marble-fronted edifice has been the town’s Post Office since February 14, 1935. The mansion of Dr. William J. Beattie (1865-1913), a founder of Littleton Hospital, had occupied the site before the construction of this Georgian Revival . . . — Map (db m116229) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — 185 — Willowdale Settlement
Willowdale was established around a sawmill that was built in 1812. The village thrived because sawmills, gristmills, and a factory producing sawmill machinery were powered by the Ammonoosuc River. After the Littleton Lumber Company opened in 1870, . . . — Map (db m74572) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lyme — Lyme Civil War Monument
In Memory of the Volunteer Soldiers and Sailors of Lyme 1861   1865 (south side) 1st Cavalry E.B. Allen • D.B. Buswell • C.D. Dimick • H. Gardner • J.G. Warren • G.A. Webster • D.H. Reynolds 2nd Reg’t B. Smith • . . . — Map (db m98047) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lyme — Lyme Veterans Monument
To All Those From Lyme Who Served Their Country In Times of Conflict or Peace Spanish-American war 1898 World War I   1917 - 1918 World War II   1941 – 1945 (back) Korea   1950 – 1953 Lebanon Grenada   1982 – . . . — Map (db m98045) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), North Haverhill — Soldiers of Haverhill Memorial
In commemoration of the services of the services of the Soldiers of Haverhill in the Wars of the Country — Map (db m65833) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), North Woodstock — ...Missing In Action...
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New Hampshire (Grafton County), North Woodstock — ...World War Two...
Dedicated to those who served in the Armed Forces of our Country in World War Two from Woodstock A list of 126 servicemen and women; 7 Killed In Action — Map (db m105915) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), North Woodstock — Army Air Crew
Honoring the World War II U.S. Army air crew who crashed in a B-18 bomber on Mt. Waternomee in Woodstock, N.H., January 14, 1942. Dedicated July 4, 1992 Lt. Anthony Benvenuto Lt. Woodrow Kantner Lt. Fletcher Craig PFC Richard . . . — Map (db m105910) HM WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), North Woodstock — In Honor of 1917-18
In Honor of 1917-18 World War Soldiers Dedicated May 30th 1921

A list of 27 servicemen; two of whom died in France — Map (db m105908) WM

New Hampshire (Grafton County), North Woodstock — Korean Conflict
Dedicated to honor their patriotic services during Korean Conflict from the town of North Woodstock, N.H. A list of 47 servicemen — Map (db m105913) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), North Woodstock — N.H.The 9th State — 1763
N.H The 9th State 1763 The Granite State Flag Blue a & Gold 1909 Flower Purple Lilac Bird Purple Finch Tree White Birch Ship The Woodstock Emblem Old Man of Mtn Motto Live Free or Die Song Old N.H. Length 250 miles Ten . . . — Map (db m105905) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), North Woodstock — The Night the Bomber Crashed
January 14, 1942: the reality of World War II was brought home to New Hampshire when a U.S. Army Air Corps B-18A bomber strayed off course and crashed in the White Mountains, killing two crewmembers and severely injuring the other five. . . . — Map (db m116198) HM WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), North Woodstock — Vietnam Veterans
1983 1965 - 1975 Honoring the Vietnam Veterans of Woodstock North Woodstock, N.H. A list of 61 servicemen and women; one Killed In Action, one Missing In Action — Map (db m105911) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Orford — 33 — The Ridge
Orford's seven Ridge houses were built over a period of time from 1773 to 1839 by professional and business men of the town. The Bulfinch-style house of John B. Wheeler, built in 1814-1816, southern-most in the row, was designed by a Boston . . . — Map (db m32090) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Plymouth — Rotary AmphitheaterPlymouth Riverfront Park
Constructed by the Plymouth Rotary as a gift to the community, this space is intended as a celebration of our natural beauty and as a place for the enjoyment of good times together. — Map (db m65880) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Plymouth — 179 — Smith Bridge
Named for local farmer Jacob Smith, the first bridge at this site was begun before 1786 and completed with the aid of a lottery authorized in that year. In 1850, contractor Harmon Marcy of Littleton, N.H. built a new bridge at a cost of about $2,700 . . . — Map (db m74575) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Plymouth — 189 — Stream Gaging in New Hampshire
This is the site of the longest continuous stream gaging in New Hampshire. Daily measurement of the level of the Pemigewasset River was begun here in 1886 by the Locks and Canals Company of Lowell, Massachusetts, which controlled flowage in the . . . — Map (db m74576) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Plymouth — The Common
In 1892 voters established this Park and voted to improve and ornament it. In 1905 the town built a bandstand designed by FW Bulfinch for use by the John Keniston Band. At G. Clarks urging, in 1932 the Pemigewasset Women’s Club created a Boy Scout . . . — Map (db m65881) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Rumney — 55 — Baker River
Baker River Known to Indians as Asquamchumauke, the nearby river was renamed for Lt. Thomas Baker (1682-1753) whose company of 34 scouts from North- ampton, Mass. passed down this valley in 1712. A few miles south his men destroyed a . . . — Map (db m97232) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Rumney — Geological History of the Polar Caves
Nearly five billion years ago a great ball of cosmic gasses began to cool and condense forming our solar system. This cooling process continued for 3½ billion years solidifying our planet, Earth, and eventually forming the first continental . . . — Map (db m97246) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Rumney — Park History
Polar Caves Park was discovered by a group of local teenagers playing in the boulders beneath Mt. Haycock in the year 1900. Twenty-two years later Edwin Collishaw, seeing the potential, opened the caves to the public. He chose the name Polar Caves . . . — Map (db m97245) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Rumney — The Granite State
Granite is an Igneous rock and is known for being extremely durable and hard. In the early 1900's this site was used to harvet granite for the main lodge's foundation and entrance signs for the Polar Caves. You can see examples of where the granite . . . — Map (db m97247) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Sugar Hill — 073 — First Ski School in America
In 1929, on the slopes of the hill to the east, Austrian-born Sig Buchmayr established the first organized ski school in the United States. Sponsored by Peckett's-on-Sugar Hill, one of the earliest resorts to promote the joys of winter vacationing . . . — Map (db m77666) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Warren — 231 — Norris CottonStatesman — 1900 - 1989
In 1973 Norris Cotton celebrated 50 years of elected public service, having served in both the state legislature and Congress. Born in Warren in 1900, Cotton worked his way through Phillips Exeter Academy and Wesleyan University before being . . . — Map (db m88006) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Waterville Valley — By Foot and Horseback, Stagecoach and Car
Generations of visitors have followed this trail According to local historians, Native Americans once traveled a path through the area to hunt and fish. During the nineteenth century, writers and artists, moved by the splendor of the . . . — Map (db m125094) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Waterville Valley — How Sabbaday Falls Got Its Name
The legend of Sabbaday Falls Legend has it that one Saturday night, with winter rapidly approaching, workmen building a road from Albany Intervale to Waterville decided it was time to call it quits. They hid their tools, planning to return . . . — Map (db m125188) HM

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