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By James R. Murray, August 11, 2016
Alton New Hampshire Civil War Memorial
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Alton — Alton New Hampshire Civil War Memorial
Main inscription Dedicated to the memory of those who enlisted from Alton in the War of 1861-65. Died in defense of their country and sleep in unknown graves. Erected by M.H. Savage Post GAR

Side 1 Issac C. Rollins Died at . . . — Map (db m96739) WM

New Hampshire (Belknap County), Alton — Alton New Hampshire Viet Nam Conflict Honor Roll
Main inscription Viet Nam Conflict Honor Roll followed by 2 rows of 70 names.

Reverse inscription Dedicated Mar 30 1987 Erected by Town of Alton and American Legion Post 72 — Map (db m96743) WM

New Hampshire (Belknap County), Alton — Alton New Hampshire WW II /Korean War Honor Roll Memorial
Honor Roll This memorial is dedicated to the men and women who served their country for the cause of freedom 1941 World War II 1945 4 rows of names are inscribed. Those who made the supreme sacrifice 8 names are inscribed.

1950 Korea . . . — Map (db m96745) WM

New Hampshire (Belknap County), Alton — Alton NH World War I Honor Roll Memorial
Erected by the town of Alton N.H. honor roll of her soldiers and sailors 1914 World War I 1919 Top row: 3 names with Stars Then 4 rows of inscribed names *Died in the service of our country — Map (db m96747) WM
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Alton Bay — 164 — Alton Bay Transportation CenterRailroad Square
This location became a transportation center on August 30, 1851, upon completion of the Cocheco Railroad from Dover to Alton Bay. The first "Mount Washington" steamboat was built here in 1872. For forty years a railroad terminus, here northbound . . . — Map (db m96751) HM
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Center Harbor — Belknap College1963 - 1974
Belknap College 1963 - 1974 Founders Dr. Royal M. Frye and Dr. Virginia M. Brigham were visionaries, educators, and mentors who brought together faculty, administrators and students for an outstanding education. While Degrees were earned, all . . . — Map (db m97063) HM
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Meredith — Meredith New Hampshire Civil War Memorial
In honor of the 12th Regt. NH Vols. who fought in the war of 1861-1865 for the preservation of the Union. Erected by Major E.E. Bedee — Map (db m96730) WM
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Meredith — Meredith New Hampshire WWII Honor Roll
1941-1945 Meredith Honor Roll There are 3 panels of inscribed names, with 4 starred names, indicating they gave their lives in the conflict — Map (db m96732) WM
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Tilton — In Grateful Tribute
In grateful tribute to the men and women who served in the armed forces of our country in World War II, 1941-1946 — Map (db m97193) WM
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Tilton — Soldiers' Monument
Soldiers' Monument — Map (db m97153) WM
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Tilton — The Tilton MillsTilton Riverfront Park
Situated on the Winnipesaukee River, the town of Tilton was a prime location for a variety of mills in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The products produced in Tilton during the height of the mill manufacuring period included . . . — Map (db m97228) HM
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Tilton — The Town of TiltonTilton Riverfront Park
In 1850, approximately 100 years after the town of Sanbornton was settled, a group of citizens petitioned to form a new town. Voted on at a special town meeting in 1869, and approved by the voters and the governor of N.H., the town of Tilton was . . . — Map (db m97229) HM
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Tilton — The Winnipesaukee RiverTilton Riverfront Park
In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the power of the Winnipesuakee River was harnessed to operate mills up and down its banks. These banks were home to several gristmills, woolen mills, and other textile mills. Many dams existed in this . . . — Map (db m97231) HM
New Hampshire (Belknap County), Tilton — Tilton WWI Memorial
In honor of those from the town of Tilton who devoted themselves to the cavse of freedom in the service of ovr covntry --1914-1919 -- They served without thovght of self that the principles of liberty, jvstice and eqvality might prevail for all . . . — Map (db m97194) WM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Albany — Cart Roads and Wagon Paths Connect a Community
Today a trip to town takes minutes. For homesteaders, traveling the bumpy 15 miles to Conway by wagon took 3 hours, on a good day. Trips to the store would not have been casual affairs, but a chance to stock up on supplies. 50 lb. sacks . . . — Map (db m116172) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Albany — How the Covered Bridge was Built
Local Ideas Builder Amzi Russell who lived at what is now the Russell-Colbath homestead, was an industrious and versatile nearby builder. His crew of three to thirty local hands were not engineers. But they were extremely skilled craftsmen . . . — Map (db m116180) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Bartlett — 109 — Lady Blanche House
This rustic cottage was once the home of Thomas Murphy and his wife, Lady Blanche, daughter of the Earl of Gainsborough. Thomas was the organist at the church on the Earl's estate. The commoner and the lady eloped to America, where Thomas taught at . . . — Map (db m77640) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Bartlett — Site of the Willey House
Site of the Willey House Landslide 1826 Erected by Anne Stickney Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1875 — Map (db m105632) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Conway — In Memory of Joseph LaurentAbenaki Chief
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 . . . — Map (db m78682) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Conway — Kancamagus Highway / Who was Kancamagus?
Kancamagus Highway This scenic highway through the White Mountain National Forest was constructed through the combined efforts of the New Hampshire Department of Public Works and Highways, the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, and . . . — Map (db m102137) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Conway — 038 — White Mountain School of Art
Since Thomas Cole's visit in 1828, New Hampshire's splendid scenery has been an enduring inspiration to countless landscape artists. From 1850 to 1890 this region was particularly favored for their easels. Benjamin Champney (1817-1907), New . . . — Map (db m74557) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Hart's Location — 0213 — Frankenstein Trestle
The high steel trestle above was built in 1893 to replace a wrought iron trestle of 1875, and was strengthened in 1930 and 1950. Named for American Artist Godfrey N. Frankenstein (1820-1873), the adjacent cliff and gulf were formidable barriers to . . . — Map (db m77698) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Hart's Location — 186 — Sawyer's Rock
In 1771, Timothy Lash of Lancaster and Benjamin Sawyer of Conway made a bargain with Governor John Wentworth to bring a horse through Crawford Notch in order to prove the route’s commercial value. The pair succeeded by dragging and lowering the . . . — Map (db m75235) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Madison — 207 — Granville Homestead
Nearby is the birthplace of the Granville brothers Zantford (Granny), Thomas, Robert, Mark and Edward and sisters Pearle and Gladys. With Madison natives Hiram Jones, Harry Jones, and Elson Ward, they formed the Granville Brothers Aircraft Co. in . . . — Map (db m77922) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Ball Signal
This BALL SIGNAL was once located at WAUMBEK JUNCTION, a crossing of the Maine Central R.R. and Boston & Maine R.R. in the Town of Jefferson, New Hampshire. The signal was operated by a member of the train crew. One ball raised to the masthead . . . — Map (db m78692) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose B&M 104391
This caboose, one of 500 similar units that once served on the Boston & Maine Railroad, was built by the B&M at their shops in East Fitchburg, Mass. in 1907. Many were later rebuilt with steel underframes, steel trucks, and full-width cupola. This . . . — Map (db m78324) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose CV-4011
This caboose was built in the year 1910 at the Central Vermont Railway shops in St. Albans, Vermont. It later was modified with a steel underframe about 1925. Most of its 60 years of service were spent in southern New England on the Central . . . — Map (db m79065) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953
This 23 ton caboose is owned by John Egan of Largo, FL and formerly of Gorham, NH. The car was built about 1915 by Central Vermont Railway in their shops at St. Albans, VT. About 1930 it was transferred to the affiliated Grand Trunk Railway. John . . . — Map (db m78684) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Crossing Gate
Crossing Gates of this sort once protected busy road crossings throughout the United States. They were usually operated by a full time crossing tender, a man or woman that worked out of a small "crossing shanty" that offered some protection from the . . . — Map (db m78362) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Flanger CV 4233
This unusual car has two air-operated flanger blades that drop down to remove snow from between the rails. The car is 34 feet long and weighs over 20 tons. The 4233 was built by the Erie Car Works of Erie, Pa. in 1891 for the Central Vermont . . . — Map (db m78337) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Freight House
This freight house was built about 1872 by the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad. This building became the commercial center of the growing village of North Conway, as box car loads of supplies for the local merchants and farmers were . . . — Map (db m78344) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001
In 1914 the Pullman Company built this all steel car as a 87 seat coach-smoker for the Maine Central Railroad. It started out as Maine Central No. 252, and was later renumbered 209 with seating capacity reduced to 73, with 11 seats in the smoking . . . — Map (db m78343) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — North Conway 5¢ and 10¢ Store
North Conway 5¢ and 10¢ Store is listed on the National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m78246) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Roundhouse
Built Ca. 1874 by the Portsmouth, Great Falls, and Conway Railroad. For well over a century this sturdy old building, with its four stalls, has served as a shelter where locomotives can be repaired, serviced and stored. Over the years stalls have . . . — Map (db m78338) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Schouler Park
By vote of the Conway town meeting of 1924 the $3,000 bequest of Dr. James Schouler was used to buy this land from the Boston and Maine Railroad. It was deeded to the town on express condition that it be used only for a public park, and named . . . — Map (db m78325) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — The Railroad Station
In 1872 the tracks of the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad were completed to North Conway, and in 1874 the railroad built this magnificent building to serve as their depot and offices. Nathaniel J. Bradlee, a well-known Boston architect, . . . — Map (db m78859) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — To Those Who Served in the World War
A memorial to those who served in the World War from North Conway, New Hampshire 1917 1919 — Map (db m78326) WM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Water Standpipe
This device, erected in 1978, is used to fill a steam locomotive's tender tank with fresh water. The coal fire in a steam locomotive heats tremendous amounts of water to produce the steam that powers the train. The tender tank in Conway Scenic . . . — Map (db m79066) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Wig Wag Signal
An approaching train sets this signal in motion, with the red disc swinging back and forth, the red lights flashing in sequence and the ringing of the warning bell. This obsolete machine, one of many similar ones that once guarded rural highways in . . . — Map (db m78361) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Tamworth — 90 — First Summer Playhouse
First Summer Playhouse Nearby stands "The Barnstormers" summer playhouse, the oldest in New Hampshire and one of the first in the nation. Opened in 1931, at one time the cast covered a weekly 80-mile circuit. Currently its performances are . . . — Map (db m97057) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Tamworth — In Memory of Those Who Served
Erected by the Town of Tamworth In memory of those who served their country. "To you from failing hands we throw the torch - be yours to hold it high." — Map (db m97062) WM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Wolfeboro — The Loyal Men of Wolfeboro
Erected to the memory of the loyal men of Wolfeboro who served in the War of 1861-1865 by grateful citizens — Map (db m105602) WM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Wonalancet — 155 — Chinook Kennels
Purchased and moved to this site in 1930 by Milton and Eva B. "Short" Seeley, these kennels produced sled dogs for exploration, racing, and showing. For almost 50 years Chinook Kennels exerted a profound influence upon the Alaskan Malamute and . . . — Map (db m95817) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Chesterfield — 095 — Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone
Born October 11, 1872, in a modest cottage 1.7 miles southeast of here on Horseshoe Road, Stone graduated from Amherst College and Columbia Law School, returning to the latter as Dean, 1910-1924. Attorney General in President Coolidge’s . . . — Map (db m74560) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Chesterfield — 060 — First Methodist Meeting Place In New Hampshire
In 1772 "the people called Methodist" held their first religious meeting in this state on the James Robertson farm, 1.2 miles north of here, on Christian Street, with Philip Embury as the preacher. On June 20, 1803, Francis Asbury spoke here using . . . — Map (db m85918) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Chesterfield — 216 — Pierce Shops
Spofford Village attained national stature in the 19th century for the manufacture of bits, augers, and gimlets in a series of shops powered by Partridge Brook. Beginning about 1825, Benjamin Pierce, members of the Hopkins family, and others also . . . — Map (db m85874) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Hinsdale — 112 — Hinsdale's Auto Pioneer
In the Holman and Merriman Machine Shop opposite this location, George A. Long of Northfield (Mass.) in 1875 built a steam propelled four wheel automobile with a fifth wheel for steering. This vehicle, fired by hardwood charcoal, had a bicycle-type . . . — Map (db m74561) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Hinsdale — 204 — Newhall & Stebbins
Formed in 1856, the firm Newhall & Stebbins began manufacturing the Granite State Field Mower in 1860. Machined out of cast iron with few bolts, the mowers were intended for use on the uneven terrain of New England farms. In 1870 the company . . . — Map (db m74562) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — Deacon Josiah Fisher
Near this spot Deacon Josiah Fisher was killed and scalped by an Indian, July 10, 1745, a pioneer settler of this town in 1734. — Map (db m70320) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — 086 — Hampshire Pottery1871 - 1923
About 150 feet north of here stood the famous Hampshire Pottery Works founded by James Scolly Taft for the manufacture of earthenware. In 1878 Majolica ware was a major product, followed in 1883 by the addition of useful and decorative art objects . . . — Map (db m85873) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — 226 — Jonathan Myrick Daniels1939 - 1965
Civil Rights activist Daniels worshiped at St. James Episcopal Church during his high school years. Born in Keene, he graduated from Virginia Military Institute before entering the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, MA. While studying for . . . — Map (db m85872) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — 069 — Keene Glass Industry
The first of two famous Keene glass factories was established near this site in 1814 and produced window glass for the New England area until 1853. Another glass works (1815-1842), 1.5 miles southeast of here on Marlboro Street, made bottles and . . . — Map (db m74563) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — The First Meeting House in Upper Ashuelot
The First Meeting House in Upper Ashuelot, now Keene was built on this knoll in 1736-7. Here also was located the Burying Ground of the original settlers. Erected by Ashuelot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in 1913 — Map (db m59779) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — The Old Fort
This boulder marks the site of the old fort built in 1738 by the early settlers of Upper Ashuelot as a refuge from the Indians — Map (db m59781) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — The Old Road to Boston
Erected by Ashuelot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, April 12, 1902, to mark the beginning of the Old Road to Boston, over which the soldiers of the revolution from Keene marched under Captain Isaac Wyman, April 21, 1775, in response to . . . — Map (db m59828) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Stoddard — 52 — Stoddard Glass
Glassmaking in this town covered the years 1842-1873. Nearby stood the South Stoddard Glass Works founded by Joseph Foster in 1842. A second works was erected in 1846 at Mill Village two miles north. In its day a major industry of the State, . . . — Map (db m77059) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Walpole — 061 — First Connecticut River Bridge
The first bridge across this river was built approximately ¼ mile north of this location in 1785 by Col. Enoch Hale. This toll bridge, replaced in 1840, was recognized in the 18th century as one of America's outstanding bridges because of its . . . — Map (db m85922) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Walpole — John Kilburn Cabin
. . . — Map (db m66284) HM WM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), West Chesterfield — Site of First House in Chesterfield
Site of First House in Chesterfield Built November 1761 by Moses Smith — Map (db m44492) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Westmoreland — 074 — Park Hill Meeting House
This church, built on the northeast corner of Cole Cemetery in 1762, was moved in sections by ox cart in 1779 to this location, then known as Federal Hill. A steeple with a bell cast by the Paul Revere Foundry was added in 1826. This edifice is . . . — Map (db m90195) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Bean's Grant — 45 — Mount Washington Cog Railway
Completed in 1869 for $139,500, this unique railway was built through the genius and enterprise of Herrick and Walter Aiken of Franklin and Sylvester Marsh of Campton. Over three miles long, the average grade to the 6,293-foot summit is one foot in . . . — Map (db m77797) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Berlin — 159 — Boom Piers
The small man-made 'islands' in the river were used to secure a chain of boom logs which divided the Androscoggin River during the colorful and dramatic annual log drives, when the Brown Paper Company and the International Paper Company shared the . . . — Map (db m74564) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Berlin — 215 — Maynesborough's First Residence1824
On the knoll north of this site, William Sessions and his nephew, Cyrus Wheeler erected "the first building that could be honored with the name of house" in what is now Berlin, NH. Sessions helped clear many other farms in the area. In the 20th . . . — Map (db m87972) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Bretton Woods — The Old HeroPeppersass - No. 1
This is the first engine used on this road. Weight only 4 tons. Cost but $3,000.00. Was brought here in sections through the woods by ox teams from Fabyan Place. It has carried a load of 60 persons up the mountain at once and has worn itself out in . . . — Map (db m125195) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Carroll — Crawford DepotBuilt 1891
Has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Restoration of the Crawford Depot has been assisted with a Federal Historic Preservation Fund matching grant from the . . . — Map (db m116631) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Carroll — 087 — Crawford House
Abel Crawford and son, Ethan Allen Crawford, built the first Crawford House in 1828. It was run by Ethan's brother, Thomas, until sold in 1852. Fires in 1854 and 1859 destroyed the original inn and a replacement. Col. Cyrus Eastman erected the third . . . — Map (db m75236) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Carroll — 122 — Mount Washington Hotel / Bretton Woods Monetary Conference
Mount Washington Hotel Standing to the east, the Mount Washington Hotel was completed in 1902 as one of the largest, most modern grand hotels in the White Mountains, one of the few built in a single campaign. Designed by New York architect . . . — Map (db m77641) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Carroll — 30 — The Crawford Family
For whom the Notch is named, included Abel and his sons, Thomas J. and Ethan Allen. They established the first regional hotels and pioneered in opening the White Mountain area to the public. Ethan and his wife, Lucy Howe Crawford, author of an 1846 . . . — Map (db m44299) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Carroll — 233 — Zealand and James Everell Henry
The village of Zealand grew up in 1875 to serve the logging industry. Henry owned 10,000 acres in the heart of the White Mtns., with a 10-mile railroad to move logs from forest to sawmill. The village had a post office, school, store, housing, and . . . — Map (db m74556) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Clarksville — 115 — 45th Parallel
At this point you stand on the 45th parallel halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. At this point you stand also at longitude 71° 24' West from Greenwich, England. A line from this point through the center of the earth would emerge in . . . — Map (db m75603)
New Hampshire (Coos County), Colebrook — The Coos Trail
The Coos Trail was built in 1803 from Colebrook through Dixville Notch along the ancient trail of the Abnaki Indians to Erroll where it met the Coos Road of Maine completed in 1802 from Hallowell on the Kennebec River Marked by . . . — Map (db m116404) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Dixville Notch — 171 — Dixville Notch"First in the Nation"
New Hampshire has held the first-in-the-nation presidential primaries since 1920. With the first presidential "beauty contest" in 1952, our citizens have personally met the candidates and by popular ballot have declared their preference for their . . . — Map (db m74566) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Dixville Notch — Early Settlers
Here lies buried the first and only settlers of Dixville until 1865, John Whittemore and his wife Betsey. Dixville had been granted to Colonel Timothy Dix in 1805 on the condition that thirty settlers be established here within five years. . . . — Map (db m115640) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Gorham — Mount Washington SummitThe Highest Wind Ever Observed
The highest wind ever observed by man was recorded here. From 1932 to 1937 the Mt. Washington Conservatory was operated in the summit stage office then occupying this site in a great storm of April 12, 1934. The crew’s instruments measured a wind . . . — Map (db m62065) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Gorham — Northern Peaks of Presidential RangeMt. Washington State Park — Elevation 6288
The Appalachians are among the oldest mountains on Earth, reaching back more than 500 million years into time. The present chain which stretches from the Gaspe to Georgia once may have been higher than the Alps or the Rocky Mountains. Weather and . . . — Map (db m125198) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Gorham — Presidential Range
Local History The explorer Verrazano was the first European to view the White Mountains from his ship along the Atlantic coast in 1524. Darby Field was the first white man to climb Mt. Washington in 1642. The Indians called Mt. Washington . . . — Map (db m125197) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Jefferson — 152 — Cherry Mountain Slide
On July 10, 1885, at 6 a.m., a slide from Cherry Mountain's northern peak left a deep gash from Owl's Head to the valley. A million tons of boulders, trees and mud loosed by a cloudburst rolled and tumbled a tortuous two miles, destroying Oscar . . . — Map (db m77633) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Jefferson — 229 — Granny Stalbird1755-1845
Known as Granny Stalbird, Deborah Vicker came through Crawford Notch c.1796 as cook for Col. Joseph Whipple. It is said she brought the first bible to the north country. She married Richard Stalbird and settled on land deeded to her by Whipple in . . . — Map (db m77632) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Jefferson — 019 — Thaddeus S. C. Lowe1832-1913
Born nearby, this inventor and scientist gained unique distinction as a pioneer aeronaut in the United States. He organized and directed a military balloon force during the Civil War and later invented a number of important and basic devices for . . . — Map (db m77635) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Lancaster — 173 — Lake Coos and the Presidential Range
Lancaster, founded in 1763, lies on the bed of glacial Lake Coos, formed as the glaciers receded 14,000 years ago. Today, the Connecticut, an American Heritage River, flows along the bottom of the ancient lake. You stand at a gateway to The Great . . . — Map (db m75697) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Lancaster — Stone HouseLancaster NH: Stories of People & Places
John Sullivan Wells built this unique structure between 1835 and 1840.Wells brought the granite from Northumberland to construct his home. Shortly after it was completed Wells was called to Exeter to become Attorney General and the house was sold . . . — Map (db m116640) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Lancaster — 219 — The Weeks Act1911
The Lodge atop Mt. Prospect was the summer home of John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926), renowned "Father of the Eastern National Forests," author of The Weeks Act, passed by the U.S. Congress, March 1, 1911. The Act enables the government to buy . . . — Map (db m77613) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Lancaster — 084 — Wilder-Holton House
This Structure, erected by Major Jonas Wilder, from boards planed and nails wrought on the site, originally possessing a four-fireplace chimney and Indian shutters, is Coos County's first two-storey dwelling. Construction was initiated on the noted . . . — Map (db m77609) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Milan — 227 — The Nansen Ski Jump
Named for Fridjof Nansen, the Greenland explorer, Berlin's first ski club formed in 1872. The club sponsored the "Big Nansen" constructed in 1936–38 by the National Youth Administration and the City of Berlin. At the time, it was possibly the . . . — Map (db m87929) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Pinkham's Grant — 011 — First Ascent of Mount Washington
Darby Field, a New Hampshire settler, accomplished this difficult feat in 1642 from a southerly approach. Partly guided by Indians and with only primitive equipment at his disposal, he is thus alleged to be the originator of all Mount Washington . . . — Map (db m77638) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Pittsburg — 001 — Republic of Indian Stream
In 1832 the settlers of the area between Indian Stream and Hall's Stream, claimed by both Canada and the United States, set up the independent republic of Indian Stream. Yielding to New Hampshire in 1836, Indian Stream became part of Pittsburg and . . . — Map (db m75611) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Randolph — 220 — The Ravine House1877-1963
In 1876 Abel Watson and his son Laban converted their farm on this site, facing King Ravine on Mt. Adams, into a summer boarding house. Enlarged in 1884 and subsequently, the Ravine House became a key institution in opening up the northern . . . — Map (db m77634) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Stark — 150 — Camp StarkGerman Prisoner of War Camp
In the spring of 1944 a high fence and four guard towers transformed a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp on this site into New Hampshire's sole World War II prisoner of war camp. Approximately 250 German and Austrian soldiers, most captured . . . — Map (db m87928) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Stewartstown — 064 — 45th Parallel
As you stand at this point on the 45th parallel you are half way between the Equator and the North Pole. — Map (db m75633)
New Hampshire (Coos County), Stewartstown — 047 — Metallak
Hunter, trapper, fisherman and guide, well and favorably known by the region's early settlers, "The Lone Indian of the Magalloway" was the last survivor of a band of Abnaki inhabiting the Upper Androscoggin. Blinded by accidents, Metallak died a . . . — Map (db m75602) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Stratford — 034 — Log Drives
The dramatic process of conveying lumber logs and pulpwood from northern New Hampshire forests to manufacturing centers, by driving them down the Connecticut River, spanned the turn into the Twentieth Century. Hardy crews of "white-water men" . . . — Map (db m75601) HM
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
. . . — Map (db m98108) HM
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...
. . . — Map (db m105912) WM
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

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