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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Built in 1886 for Glessner's daughter Frances (Fanny) who
at the time was 8 years old. In Mrs. Glessner's diaries it
mentions Fanny baking, jarring jams and hosting little tea
parties. The log cabin started out by the big house and was
moved . . . — — Map (db m155143) HM
Here at the Rocks, her family's summer estate, this Chicago heiress pursued her passion for criminology in the 1940s-50s with the creation of 20 miniature dioramas depicting actual crime scenes with detailed accuracy. Called the Nutshell Studies of . . . — — Map (db m155120) HM
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
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 . . . — — Map (db m44289) HM
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
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
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
Hiram W. Merrill (1822-1898) of Plymouth, N. H., built this bridge in 1870 to replace a span of 1829 that had been burned by an arsonist. The bridge employs a truss design patented by Col. Stephen Harriman Long (1784-1864) of Hopkinton, N. H. It is . . . — — Map (db m198713) HM
First known as "Broad Street," this early venture in town planning was laid out in 1788. About a mile in length and beautifully situated, starting about two miles in on next northerly road, the plan provided for an orderly arrangement of . . . — — Map (db m203377) HM
All Honor to Our
Country’s Brave Defenders
Men from Canaan
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
Chartered in 1834 by Samuel Noyes and other Canaan citizens, it was the first-known upper-level co-ed school in the US open to African Americans. The school opened in 1835, but months later, outraged opponents used a team of oxen to drag the . . . — — Map (db m203376) HM
In times before snowplowing, winter roads were made passable by packing down snow with horse- or ox-drawn snow roller. They were used in the 19th century and early 20th century. Usually, the roller was pulled by six horses. Rolling snow made the . . . — — Map (db m203451) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
To Her Men Who Served
In The Great War
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Face” in . . . — — Map (db m190342) HM
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
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
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 part of . . . — — Map (db m156095) HM
State of New Hampshire
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
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 the . . . — — Map (db m76423) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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 First . . . — — Map (db m106088) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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 m148135) HM
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
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
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
This tablet is erected
In grateful memory of
of the Class of 1839
Whose gifts to the college provided
for instruction in paleontology
archaeology ethnology, and other
kindred subjects and for the erection
of a . . . — — Map (db m179700) HM
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
We are standing at this moment on the Appalachian Trail (commonly known as the "A.T.”). The Trail links Springer Mountain in Georgia with Mount Katahdin in Maine and is marked by white blazes painted on trees, utility poles (like here in town), . . . — — Map (db m179171) HM
The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce
recognizes the singular accomplishments of
Thomas E. Byrne, III
Chairman Emeritus of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce
Former General Manager of the Hanover Improvement Society
Graduate of Dartmouth . . . — — Map (db m179167) HM
Wilson Hall named in memory of George Francis Wilson of Providence Rhode Island whose generous bequest to the College provided for the erection of this building imperatively needed for a library and so used from 1885 to 1928 after which it was . . . — — Map (db m179702) HM
"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
A Tribute to Those Who Served
1914 – In the World War – 1918
Pike and East Haverhill
★Herbert E. Blake ★Tracy J. Ross
Aime M. Avard · Herbert L. Beamis · Harold P. Blake · Eric H. Blank · Harold P. . . . — — Map (db m162627) WM
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
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
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
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
Governor Berry led the state through the Civil
War. As one of its signers, he read the Altoona (PA)
Conference letter to Pres. Lincoln in Washington.
The letter pledges 22 governors' support of the
Union cause via a commitment to provide . . . — — Map (db m137300) HM
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
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 Lebanon, John . . . — — Map (db m98080) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 that . . . — — Map (db m105956) HM
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
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
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
This was about the center of the first settlement of the village called Concord under its first charter 1763.
The second charter made in 1768 called it Gunthwaite.
At the close of the Revolutionary War, in the entire township. comfortably . . . — — Map (db m155837) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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