Telling the story of 200 years  of White Mountain History

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About Us: 
What is WhiteMountainHistory.org all about?  And who are we? 

Contact Us: 
We welcome your questions, corrections, and information 

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Historical Societies: 

A work in progress that will identify major collections held by
Historical Societies in the  White Mountains, along with dozens of 
photos selected by each. Several are now functional.

Resources and Links: 
Additional places for more information 

Using this site:
Navigation and Photo-Albums 

Abandoned Towns:

          Carrigain:  With a photo album

          Hastings, Maine:  With photo album

          Johnson and Little Canada: With a photo album

          Livermore: With an Audio Slide Show and
                            photo album

          Zealand: With a photo album

Album of Watercolors, c.1862 
Courtesy Dartmouth College Library  

Art of Homesteading: 
The exhibit at the Remick

Bits and Pieces
Interesting, little known bits of  White Mountain History

Bretton Woods, 1884 
 Describes and pictures the buildings that existed late in                   the 19th century

Cog Railway

Crawford Notch:

With a photo album and Suggested  Reading List

Dartmouth College 
Might Have Been in Landaff

Christian Science Church at  Fabyans

Early Movies on Mt. Washington
Including 1904 Auto Race up the Mountain and  1905 First Glidden Tour           

Early Homes, Barns and Mills 
Volume I Lisbon, Lyman, Landaff and Sugar Hill.  
Volume II  Bath, West Bath, and more of Lyman 
               (These are remarkable albums.)

 Early Turnpikes:
Tenth New Hampshire Turnpike  
with much  new information

Jefferson Turnpike It still exists and you can drive on it

Winnipissiogee Turnpike(but it was never built)

Fabyan Guard Cabin

Fire Lookout Towers
With over 40 photos

Fire on the Summit of Mt. Washington, 1908
With photos  

Franconia Iron Works: 
One of most informative pages with a 15-minute video discussing 
 the iron furnace and production and a 22-minute video about the iron mines.  Also a photo album including products of the 
Franconia Iron Works.

Historical Markers
There are over 40 State of New Hampshire Historical Markers  within the White  Mountains. With Map
Kearsarge Peg Mill: 
This peg mill, in Bartlett, is the last operating peg mill  in North America. We have a 20-minute video of the mill in               operation, narrated by its present owner, and a photo album 

Logging Railroads: 
One of the most popular sections of this website and all  with photo albums.

                 Composite Map
                 Showing all the Logging  Railroads

                 What Did It Cost to Build a Logging railroad?

          Bartlett and Albany RR
          Beebe River RR

          Conway Lumber Co

          East Branch RR

          East Branch and Lincoln RR
          and a photo album of Lincoln

          Gale River Logging Railroad
          Gordon Pond RR
          Rocky Branch RR

          Saco Valley RR

          Sawyer River RR     

          Woodstock and Thornton Gore RR   
              Woodstock Lumber Co and photo album of         

 Maps of the White Mountains:
           Cartography in the White Mountains 
             by Adam Jared Apt
           Twenty-Five Early Maps with Descriptions

                   Thirty More Scarce Maps 

             1805 Town Survey Maps created  for                                      the  Carrigian Map

             All of Franklin Leavitt's Maps
                Three Manuscript maps by Franklin Leavitt   

              White Mountain National Forest Maps
              Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Paleoindians in the White Mountains
Introduction by Peter Crane and articles by Dick Boisvert and others 

People and Personalities:

           Samuel Bemis and Notchland

          The Crawford Family

           English Jack

          Joseph Seavey Hall

           James E. Henry

           Evan Kelly

          Eleazar Rosebrook

Photographs by J.W. Black  1854

Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad:
History and photo album of construction of the railroad                    

Profile & Franconia Notch Railroad

Redstone Granite Quarries:
Includes two photo albums; one with vintage photos and the other showing the site as it is today. 

Stickney Chapel and Stickney Mausoleum.
  Includes the Bretton Woods Boys Choir. Over 50 photos            

Summit Hotels and Other Structures

Tourism and Hotels:

          Crawford House With 3 photo albums. One
           album illustrates the hotel and surroundings,one includes                photos taken at the scene of the fire  and another with                    photos taken at the auction of the contents.

        Early  Cabins and Tourist Camps  An entertaining                       slide show
Fabyan House With photo album

        Glen House  With photo album

        Metallak Hotel  A Grand Hotel to be but it blew down before             it was completed.  

Mt. Pleasant Hotel  With photo album (Much new
            information about
this hotel)

        Mt. Washington Hotel  With photo album

        Profile House With Photo Album 

         Stage Coach Travel

Water Powered Print Shop 
at the Mt. Washington
 Hotel.  It's unique.

Waumbek Junction    

Weeks Act:
History, Bibliography and several contemporary source documents

White Mountain Music 
Listen to music written over 100 years specifically for White   
Mountain visitors

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