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Telling the story of 200 years  of White Mountain History

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         The People, Places and  Events that made 
                              White Mountain History
  
                                                      
                   Abel Crawford, "Patriarch of the Mountains" 
   Courtesy of the Henney History Room, Conway Public Library

  Major Sections of this Website can be directly accessed below.

Additional pages can be accessed using the links at the left.

White Mountain Maps

Includes an essay on White Mountain cartography, over 50 early maps, plus National Forest maps and Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps

Abandoned Towns

There were many towns in the White Mountains that no longer exist.  This section contains details on over twenty along with dozens of photographs

Logging Railroads

Histories, maps, and vintage photos of all logging railroads in the White Mountains.

Grand Hotels

Histories of the 24 Grand Hotels in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Hundreds of photos, menus, wine lists, advertising brochures and much more.

Early Industries

Includes histories and photos of the Franconia Iron Works, Kearsarge Peg Mill, Livermore Tripoli Co., Redstone Granite quarries

Transportation

Previously unpublished information on early White Mountain Turnpikes, Cog Railway, building the P&O RR, PFN RR,   Stage Coaches and more.

People

There are many fascinating people who have contributed to events. Perhaps the most important are the Crawford family, but Samuel Bemis, Joseph Hall, James E. Henry, and others left their indelible mark.

White Mountain National Forest

The Weeks Act of 1911 authorized the WMNF.  Read many of the source documents.  Read about Fire Towers, Scenic Areas, the Fabyan Guard Cabin and more. Includes 19 maps of the Forest.

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               Click on the maps below for larger image
                                 
   East Branch and Lincoln track 
during the J.E. Henry era
   East Branch and Lincoln track during the Henry and Parker Young years
   Map showing areas logged by time period
   Floor plan of J.E. Henry's first sawmill in Lincoln, 1895-1899
   Plan of mills and track in 1902
   Plan of mills and track in 1930
                   Overview of White Mountain History 

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