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  • Aerial Photos 1952 | bartletthistory

    1952 Aerial Photos (Some are later Dates and are so noted in the description area) ​ Bartlett Village Area, Glen, Intervale, Kearsarge and a few of jackson Flip through the collection using the arrows on each side of the photo. Hoover mouse cursor over photo to see a brief description under photo. Recommended for desktop computers. ​ Photos courtesy of Alan Eliason and unknown airplane pilot. ​

  • Bartlett History | United States | Bartlett Nh History

    MEMBERSHIP & CURRENT INFO CONTACT & GUESTBOOK FIND TOPIC PEOPLE PLACES THINGS RAILROADS More , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Member Bartlett 'most boring town'? Locals beg to differ Story Here Current Information & Events Please "refresh" your browser to ensure you are seeing the most recent content. November-December 2022 FOCUS WE AREN'T RUSHING THINGS... MUCH...ARE WE? IT PAYS TO PLAN AHEAD. ON LINE ORDER FORM Your Fall Newsletter is now available on-line. It Includes an advance listing of our 2023 public presentations and the Biography of Ralph Mallett. ​ FALL NEWSLETTER It's Time To Join or Renew Your Membership for 2023 It takes only 5 minutes if you use your credit card Join Or Renew Membership Click this box to go directly to credit card donor form I'm a button. I don't do anything. Just sitting here. Here is a slide show of 15 images that show our recent work in progress on your museum. We thank ALL our donors for making this work possible. Advances in 5 seconds. Or click arrow to advance. Click image to view in new window. 1 Site work for ADA Ramp 1 Site work for the new ADA mobility ramp that is being installed plus a sidewalk to connect to the adjacent parking lot 2 Coleman Concrete 2 Coleman Concrete truck on site to pour the concrete. Coleman Concrete donated the concrete for the ramp slab 15 Manchester Union 01_20_1903 15 Closeup of one copy of the Manchester Union dated January 20, 1903 found under the clapboards; Here’s a mystery – How did a 1903 newspaper get under clapboards that were supposed to be installed in 1890? 1 Site work for ADA Ramp 1 Site work for the new ADA mobility ramp that is being installed plus a sidewalk to connect to the adjacent parking lot 1/15 We are six years on this path from an idea to the reality of opening The Bartlett History Museum . It's been a remarkable journey, the community support has been fabulous and we want to share our progress with everyone. To that end we have created an updated section of new information, pictures and a current budget showing how we have spent your donations thus far and how much more we need to get the doors open. For the Museum Project Information, Click Here WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP If you want to donate now without looking through all the details JUST CLICK HERE . We have made your gifting a little easier; We can now securely process your donation to your credit card directly from this website... ...easy... SCROLL HERE YOU CAN FIND THE LINKS TO ALL OUR NEWSLETTERS HERE New Bartlett History Book In The Works YOU CAN HELP Toward the end of 2021, a representative from Arcadia Publishing contacted Phil Franklin about the possibility of writing a book on Bartlett’s history. Arcadia Publishing is known for their “Images of America” series of books containing numerous photographs each with a caption describing the scene. Phil is looking for your help with this project. Phil is in search of old original photographs that reflect the history of Bartlett, Hart’s Location and Livermore. The publisher has very specific rules about the type and quality of the photographs. For example, they cannot be copied off the Internet, or out of books and newspapers, or photographs of photographs. They need to depict scenes that are more than 30 years old. The publisher also limits the use of postcards, illustrations and maps. Phil can explain the rules in more detail if you contact him. Phil is looking for scenes of buildings, inns and hotels, or landmarks; he’s especially interested in scenes showing what people did in our past (e.g., working on the railroad or in one of the local mills, people recreating, people in family settings and children playing – people doing what they did in years past to work and play). Several people have already loaned Phil historic photographs but his search continues. If you have any old photographs depicting scenes of area history and would like to be a part of the creation of this book, please contact Phil at Phil@BartlettHistory.org. SCROLL HERE If you missed the Peter Limmer Presentation you can watch it here. "The History of Limmer & Sons, Custom Hiking Boot Makers" Peter Limmer Presentation 1-9-2022 (2) (1) Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Remember The Mountain Ear Newspaper? There are more than 100 excellently researched articles of local interest at this link. We can thank Jane Golden and Steve Eastman and many others for this historically valuable collection. This link will open in a new window. Mt Ear Chronicles Peter Crane, Author You can enjoy the best book ever written about Livermore: In 1993 Peter Crane wrote his Doctoral thesis titled "Glimpses of Livermore: Life and Lore of an Abandoned White Mountain Woods Community". It is probably the most extensive research project ever undertaken for the Town of Livermore. Peter has given us permission to share this link to a PDF version of his book. You can read it here Caveat :This site will not work well on your phone. S hould be fine on i-pad or tablet. . Our Archives: Books, Documents, Physical Objects, Names Lists, Cemetery Burial Lists; Kathleen has been working hard to organize what we have. Take a Look Scotty Mallett has volunteered to be our railroad historian and we couldn't have found anyone more qualified. Take a look at his work in our railroad section. Railroads in Bartlett Are You Looking For The Quarterly Newsletters ? ​ Find Them Here (Opens in a new window) The purpose of these pages is to present current events and information in a concise format that may be provided by your Directors from time to time. You might notice the website address ends in NET, whereas our primary site ends in ORG. It has a different website address but it is still your Bartlett History website. Check the MENU UP TOP for topics. The hosting and domain fees for both sites have been donated by your web-site editor. Thank you for visiting. ​ Share Bartlett History Meetings Your Directors meet once a month and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Meetings are held at the Basement Meeting Room at the Village Congregational Church. ​ We normally post the date and time here, but if not, call Phil Franklin at 603 374 5023. We have the details of our public programs for 2022. CLICK HERE to see what we found for you. Several people have asked me where the 1952 aerial photos of Bartlett are located. Click the airplane: Pinkham Notch Rte 16 as it was in the very early 1900's nkham Dave Eliason is your website editor. He always welcomes new content, so send him something . Criticism, comment or factual corrections are also welcome. Dave donates the entire cost of supporting and maintaining this website so your dues can be used for other pressing needs. We also thank Scotty Mallett for his contributions to the railroad section. His knowledge of that history is invaluable.

  • Eastern Slope Signals 1960's | bartlett nh history

    Signal Link Eastern Slope Signal Newspaper Titles are on each page in red. Click on page to see full screen larger version. On that screen you can enlarge to make it more readable. You may also download the image to your computer if desired. This editor has selected some of the more interesting articles to display here. They are sequenced by date. ​ Designed for desktop computers. May be difficult on your phone. The Eastern Slope Signal was published weekly only December to March from 1963 to 1967. It was usually 8 pages per issue. It was published by the local radio station, WBNC, in Conway. Skip Sherman was the editor and it was printed at the Reporter Press Newspaper building in North Conway. Your website editor, Dave Eliason, in High School at the time, delivered the paper every Friday afternoon/evening to all the significant businesses on the northern route from North Conway to Wildcat and Bartlett Village. Skip did the Southern route as far as Osippee. It was a very popular publication at the time. 1962 dickstimpsonExpandsRacing.jpg 1962 Intervale Ski Area expands. Dick Stimpson photo 1963Dec WhittierGondolaNewAddition 01.jp Dec 1963: New Gondola opens at Whittier in West Ossippee 1963DecFisherPalmer.jpg 1963: Robert Fisher and Bob Palmer get in some early skiing. 1963_CranmoreChristinsChairlift.jpg 1963: Cranmore Schneider family christens chairlift 1963_ISA_Extends_Poma.jpg 1963 Intervale Ski Area Extends Poma Lift.- 1963_J_Holland_Beal_ColumbusDayBlizzardP 1963 J Holland Beal "The Columbus Day Blizzard". Page 1 1963_J_Holland_Beal_ColumbusDayBlizzardP 1963: J. Holland Beal "Columbus Day Blizzard" Page 2. Also, George Burgess old ski instructor gets job that won't fade away. 1963_WildcatNewChairLift.jpg 1963 Wildcat gets new chairlift 1963_bigbearstockapprovedjan1963.jpg 1963: Big Bear stock approved by Securities Exchange Committee 1963_clarendoninnfire1963.jpg 1963 Clarendon Inn Burns 1963clarendoninnfire.jpg 1963 Clarendon fire Page 2 1963_sleddogBelford1963.jpg 1963 Sled Dog races 1963_sleddogTamworth.jpg 1963: Sled dogs in Tamworth. 1963_sleddogLombardiJan63Pg2.jpg 1963 Sled Dog races Page 2. 1963_sleddogTamworthPg3.jpg 1963: Sled dogs - Page 3 1964_DEC_Attitash nears completion PG2.j 1964: Attitash nears completion. 1964_DEC_Attitash nears completion.jpg 1964: Attitash nears completion, opening soon. Page 2 1964_BigBear Stock Approved.jpg 1963bigbearstockapprovedPage1.jpg 1963: Big Bear ski area in Bartlett gets the green light to sell stock. Page 1 1964_BigBear Stock Approved Page2.jpg 1964: Big Bear Stock approval, Page 2 1963bigbearstockPage2.jpg 1963: Big Bear stock, Page 2 1963snowmobilebornWOssipee.jpg 1963: Snowmobile history in West Ossipee 1964_Dr_Shedd.jpg 1964: Dr. Shedd, famous doctor of broken bones. 1964DrSheddPage2.jpg 1964: Dr. Shedd, renowned bone doctor. Page 2 1964FranSavard_ISA.jpg 1964: Fran Savard takes up skiing again at Intervale Ski Area.

  • Museum Gift Levels | bartletthistory

    Museum Gifting Levels Intro to Your Museum Church - Early History Coming Attractions Museum Budget Museum Floor Plan Progress in Pictures Museum Gifting Levels How to Donate Museum Donor Form PO Box 514 - Bartlett, NH 03812 d

  • Golf Registration | bartletthistory

    2022 Golf Tournament Information and Registration Form Heading 4 Read the Details then, Click Here for Registration Form Click Here for Registration Form

  • 2020 Programs | Bartlett Nh History | United States

    Announcing our 2021 and 2022 Quarterly Presentation Lineup! Past Programs Wednesday, October 20: “A Century of Railroading in Crawford Notch” with Ben English From the 1860s to the late 1950s, the railroads played a major role in the growth and vitality of the area. Ben, a railroad historian and BHS member, will tell us about the rise and fall of the railroads in our area. WHERE: Union Congregational Church Sanctuary, Route 302 and Albany Avenue, TIME: 7:00 p.m. August 9, 2021 June 16, 2021 ​ **** *DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SOME PROGRAMS ARE BEING DELAYED UNTIL THE PANDEMIC IS IN THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR. WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES AS AVAILABLE. ​ The Bartlett Historical Society Board of Directors is holding our Annual Meeting and 1st Quarter presentation via "ZOOM" on Sunday, January 24, 2021 . The agenda for the meeting is: 2:00 – 2:30: Phil Franklin, BHS President, will review the 2020 Annual Report. We will also have an election of officers for the BHS Board during this time period 2:30 – 3:15: Scottie Mallett, our Railroad Committee historian, will present an overview of the work the Railroad Committee has completed on their research of the Bartlett and Hart’s Location railroad history Following these presentations, we will open the floor for questions. Taking safety precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only holding this meeting online using the Zoom meeting platform. There is no physical location or in-person meeting. Our Zoom license will only allow 100 participants in the meeting. If there is more than one person in your household planning to attend the meeting, please plan to attend the meeting together. The meeting information and link to the meeting are below. You can join or leave the meeting at any time while the meeting is actively in progress. Bartlett Historical Society Board of Directors is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. When you link to the meeting, it will be in the name of Susan Franklin, our BHS Treasurer. She holds our BHS Zoom license. If you have attended a Zoom meeting in the past on your computer, all you need to do is click on the link below where it says “Join Zoom Meeting.” You will be muted when you join but we will open the meeting for questions. If you are new to Zoom, Click on the “Join Zoom Meeting” link and Zoom will prompt you with a series of simple set up instructions that generally takes less than five minutes to complete. It’s really simple, even Phil Franklin can do it! In case you want more information on Zoom on your computer, here’s a link that gives more information. A Step-by-Step Guide to a Zoom Meeting | Seniors Guide We look forward to having as many of you in the meeting as possible. We’ll see you Sunday, January 24th. Phil Franklin ZOOM LINK INFORMATION BELOW Topic: Bartlett Historical Annual Meeting & 1st Quarter Presentation Time: Jan 24, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81097068765?pwd=OTFvVytEZUgvc2lEdGJ6UE0yS1RRZz09 Meeting ID: 810 9706 8765 Passcode: 119384 ​ ​ ​ Share the Bartlett History Programs 2020 Presentations You Might Have Missed OR were cancelled: ​ CANCELLED: Wednesday, October 21: “A Century of Railroading in Crawford Notch” with Ben English From the 1860’s to the late 1950’s, the railroads played a major role in the growth and vitality of the area. Ben, a railroad historian and BHS member, will tell us about the rise and fall of the railroads in our area. Bartlett Elementary School, Cafeteria, Route 302, Bartlett, Time: 7:00 p.m. All of our programs are open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted at the door to help cover the costs of each presentation. CANCELLED: Wednesday, June 17: “The Role of the US Forest Service in the White Mountains” with Clare Long We are surrounded by national forest land and we see the US Forest Service vehicles and staff throughout the area. Clare will talk about the role of the Forest Service in our community and national forest. Bartlett Elementary School, Cafeteria, Route 302, Bartlett, Time: 7:00 p.m. CANCELLED: Wednesday, April 15: “The Story of NH’s Road Markers” with Michael Bruno Throughout our state, including right here in Bartlett, there are green markers with white lettering noting historic sites along our roadsides. John will give us the background on these markers and enlighten us with some of the more unusual ones. Bartlett Elementary School, Cafeteria, Route 302, Bartlett, Time: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 15: “A History of the NH Presidential Primary” by John Gfoerer This program presents a brief history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, from its origins during the Progressive era of the early twentieth century, through its evolution to the most important step toward being elected President of the United States. Just in time for our primary day! Bartlett Elementary School, Cafeteria, Route 302, Bartlett, Time: 7:00 p.m. ​ ​ 2019 Presentation Line-up: January 27: “Recollections of Bartlett Volume III”—with a new Panel of Bartlett “Historians” SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. April 10: “Building Stone Walls” with Kevin Gardner Kevin is a NH stone wall builder and author (“The Granite Kiss”). He will enlighten us in the art of building dry stone walls while he actually works on a small scale wall right in the presentation. Bartlett Elementary School, Cafeteria, Route 302, Bartlett, Time: 7:00 p.m. June 12: “Broadcasting from Atop the Rock Pile” with Marty Engstrom Marty was a local broadcaster who entertained audiences from the top of Mount Washington. Listen to his stories of broadcasting from the highest point in the northeast with the worst weather in the world. Bartlett Elementary School, Cafeteria, Route 302, Bartlett, Time: 7:00 p.m. October 10: “An Updated Look at the History of the CCC Camps” with Dave Govatski Dave has presented to our BHS audience before on the topic of CCC camps in the area but he has a newly updated program on the topic. Join us to learn what’s new on the topic of the CCC camps. Bartlett Elementary School, Cafeteria, Route 302, Bartlett, Time: 7:00 p.m. All of our programs are open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted at the door to help cover the costs of each presentation.

  • Bartlett History | United States | Bartlett Nh History

    Museum Floor Plan Intro to Your Museum Church - Early History Coming Attractions Museum Budget Museum Floor Plan Progress in Pictures Museum Gifting Levels How to Donate Museum Donor Form Click the + Zoom here We know...you can't see it very well. Click on the zoom + under the blue box. PO Box 514 - Bartlett, NH 03812

  • Membership-Join-Renew | bartlett nh history society

    It's Time To Join or Renew Your Membership for 2023 Click the Link Below, Print the Form, Drop in the Mail Join Or Renew Membership Skip the Printing and Mailing; Put It on Your Credit Card Charge my Credit Card Share this page with friends Please become a member in 2023. You can join with only a $20 contribution. Membership is valid for one full year, January to December Just click the green box above for a simple form you can print and mail to us OR Put it on your credit card.

  • videos | bartletthistory

    Our Video Collection Peter Limmer Tells His Story Peter Limmer Presentation 1-9-2022 (2) (1) Play Video All Videos Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

  • Budget Museum | bartletthistory

    Museum Budget Intro to Your Museum Church - Early History Coming Attractions Museum Budget Museum Floor Plan Progress in Pictures Museum Gifting Levels How to Donate Museum Donor Form Below you will find two budgets. The first one shows how donations have been spent on the project thus far. The second one shows the work that still needs to be accomplished. Your help is critical to our success. Updated April 2022 We know...you can't see it very well. Click on the zoom view under the blue box. Click the + Zoom here Cormorant Garamond is a classic font with a modern twist. It's easy to read on screens of every shape and size, and perfect for long blocks of text. MmAGAZINE TITLE PO Box 514 - Bartlett, NH 03812

  • Pledge Instructions | bartletthistory

    How to Donate Intro to Your Museum Church - Early History Coming Attractions Museum Budget Museum Floor Plan Progress in Pictures Museum Gifting Levels How to Donate Museum Donor Form View & Print the Donor Form Charge it on Your Credit Card PO Box 514 - Bartlett, NH 03812

  • Photo Albums | bartletthistory

    Sarah & Tom April 28th, 2023 Family Portraits April 28th, 2023 Championships April 28, 2023

  • Coming Attractions | bartletthistory

    Coming Attractions Intro to Your Museum Church - Early History Coming Attractions Museum Budget Museum Floor Plan Progress in Pictures Museum Gifting Levels How to Donate Museum Donor Form Updated April 2022 Coming Attractions in the Museum The Bartlett History Museum will offer a variety of revolving displays showing the history of Bartlett, Hart’s Location and Livermore for history enthusiasts, researchers and anyone with a bit of curiosity. Here’s a list of just some of the things we’ll have in store for our guests. Memorabilia Displays Local Military History Cannell Farm and Store Artifacts Railroad Documents and Artifacts St. Joseph Church History & Original Artifacts Bartlett Grammar & High School Documents Local Logging History Kearsarge Peg Mill Artifacts & History Livermore History Hart’s Location History Local Church Histories Research Materials 10,000 Entry “People Directory” Database Assortment of White Mountain & New Hampshire History Books Original Journal from the Bartlett Ladder & Hose Company (Fire Department) Yankee Flier Documents Recorded Oral Histories Property Deeds and Other Documents Dating to 1793 General Items of Interest 1860 Carroll County Wall Map Local Business Advertising & Posters Large Local Postcard Collection Old Calendars with Local Advertising After the museum is opened, we anticipate receiving donations of many items now stored in attics, basements and barns so things will always be changing at the Bartlett History Museum! PO Box 514 - Bartlett, NH 03812

  • Cemeteries & Collections | bartlett nh history

    Share Cemeteries Our Collections JESS DAVIS is a professional cemetery restorer. She provided research to locate the Bartlett Cemeteries. She also offers factual advice about restoring faded and damaged stones. Her information is on the next page. Jess Davis The lists of our Collections are admittedly out of date. When we open the doors to our museum, we plan to have updated lists documenting all of the items below and maybe more. We are also exploring ways to make these lists interactive or searchable versus the static lists we currently show. Again with the museum, we plan to have these lists updatable in real time so you will always have the latest discoveries at your fingertips. Thank you for your patience. Bartlett Cemeteries ​ The Doctor's Cemetery River Street and Cobb Farm Road. Take River St. north from 302 and turn west onto Cobb Farm Road. Near this intersection, on the north side, is the Mt. Langdon trailhead. Park and walk a few yards up the trail to the fenced grave site for Dr. Eudy. Dundee Cemetery East side of Dundee Road, 2 mi north of its intersection with 16A. Take Dundee Road north from 16A for 2 mi. Cemetery is on a lane off the east side of the road, next to a white cape. This cemetery is partially in Jackson. Garland Ridge Cemetery (AKA Bartlett Village Cemetery) North side of 302, 2 mi east of Bartlett Take 302 east out from the center of Bartlett about 2 miles. The large cemetery is easily visible on the north side, before the railroad crossing. Glen Cemetery (AKA Bartlett Town Cemetery) North side of 302, 0.75 mi west of Glen. From the intersection of 16 in Glen, take 302 west for 0.75 mi. The large cemetery is easily visible on the north side. Hill Cemetery West side of West Side Road, 2 mi east of 302. From 302, take West Side Road northeast for almost exactly 2 mi. On the inside of a curve to the south, there is an old driveway with the remnants of a structure next to it. There is also a small cellar hole across the road, but few safe places to park. Walk south along the old driveway, which stays up on the ridge as the road drops down. The cemetery is a few hundred yards away, surrounded by granite posts. Intervale Cemetery West side of 16A, 0.5 mi north of its lower intersection with 16 in Intervale. From 16 in Intervale, turn onto 16A and drive north for 0.5 mi. The large cemetery is easily visible on the west side. Old Catholic CemeteryYates Farm Road Take River St. north from 302 and turn east onto Yates Farm Road. Follow the road ~0.4mi (past the last house and halfway into a meadow). Head due north into the woods ~0.1mi. There are a few stones standing and many grave depressions, but GPS will be necessary for location. Private property--obtain permission from the Garlands at the last house. Rogers CemeteryYates Farm Road Take River St. north from 302 and turn east onto Yates Farm Road. Follow the road ~0.7mi (past the last house, through a meadow, and almost to the second meadow). The cemetery is just inside the woods to the north. Private property--obtain permission from the Garlands at the last house. St. Joseph's Cemetery South side of 302, 1.5 mi east of Bartlett. Take 302 east out from the center of Bartlett about 1.5 mi. The large cemetery is easily visible on the south side. Stillings-Towle Cemetery (AKA Nute's Hill) North side 302 just west of Bartlett. From the center of Bartlett, drive west past the post office, over the railroad tracks and ~0.2mi further. The cemetery is to the north in the side yard of the garage, surrounded by granite walls and trees. ​ Other Cemeteries Near Bartlett ​ Glidden Field Cemetery (AKA Parker-Cobb Cemetery or Sawyer's River Cemetery) I n Hart's Location. North side of 302 about 1/4 mile west of Bartlett. Drive 3.6mi west on 302 from Bartlett center. Park at a small dirt drive. Follow the drive over the tracks then veer right onto an old road (stone walls) that parallels the tracks and heads southeast. The cemetery is on the east side of the old road, about 300 yards from the start. It is overgrown but surrounded by granite posts. (SEE ADDITIONAL DETAILS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.) Moulton Cemetery (AKA Cobb Farm Cemetery) In Hart's Location. North side of Cobb Farm Road. Park where Cobb Farm Road crosses the railroad tracks at Raccoon Run Road. Walk east on the tracks 0.1 mi. The small cemetery will be visible in the woods on the north side of the tracks. There is a cellar hole nearby and what appears to be remnants of an old road. Dinsmore Cemetery In North Conway. Just south of the Intervale Scenic Vista, behind the 1785 Inn. Drive behind the 1785 Inn and follow the road (Balcony Seat View) to its end at a house. The cemetery is visible in the yard. PEOPLE: An extensive list of names in our Genealogical Data Base (we have information on some, yet no information on others). (March 2016) The list is PDF format List of People From Bartlett Send Us a Message SHELF LIST Books, census data and printed materials we have in our collection. Send us an e mail to arrange to look at any of these items. It may take a day or two to get back to you. The list is PDF format Books in our Collection BURIALS LISTED BY CEMETERY OR BY NAME: A resource for locating graves in Bartlett cemeteries. Our list is by no means a complete record and does NOT include all the names of all folks in the cemeteries but you just might find the name you are seeking. (March 2016) Burials Listed by Cemetery Burials Listed by Name Find a Grave Website OBITUARIES WE HAVE LOCATED: OBITUARIES OBJECTS Physical items we have in our collection. (March 2016) Send us an e mail to arrange to look at any of these items. It may take a day or two to get back to you. The list is PDF format Physical Items & Objects ARCHIVES Diaries, articles, clippings, genealogical information, brochures and phamlets we have in our collection. Send us an e mail to arrange to look at any of these items. It may take a day or two to get back to you. The list is PDF format Archives - Documents If you have any historical items that you would like added to our collection please contact one of the Directors; or email us. Jess Davis The Moulton Cemetery contains just one monument, notably that of John Moulton 10/31/1845 - 14yrs10mo - Son of Abner & Nancy B Moulton and Samuel E. Moulton 10/30/1845 - 16yrs9mo - Son of Abner & Nancy B Moulton. ​ The two brothers most likely died of one of the common contagious diseases of the time. Possibly small-pox since victims of that illness were often buried alone, isolated from others. ​ Their sister, Susan, married Benjamin Stillings and is buried in the nearby Stillings-Towle Cemetery, which is well-documented on Find-A-Grave. She died 01/12/1876 - 49 yrs, 3 mos. Moulton was her maiden name. According to a link from her page to her father’s, Abner Moulton is buried in Vermont, so most likely the family moved there at a later time. ​ Thanks to Jess Davis for expanding on our information and to Angela Huertas for sparking the original interest. Details of Parker/Cobb cemetery provided by Mike Eisner. (January 2022 This information was found on a Facebook site, "Crawford Notch & Environs History Group") In reviewing the past posts, I noticed a few posts about the Cobb Cemetery aka Glidden Field Cemetery. I am very familiar with this cemetery. The people buried there are my uncle’s ancestors. There hasn’t been a lot published concerning the Parker and Cobb families. They are important families for Hart’s Location and Bartlett as their history in the area goes back prior to 1830. In the late 1970s and early 1980’s, my extended family use to get together and hike up to railroad tracks to the cemetery. It was usually my grandmother, my mother and all us kids (cousins). The expedition was always led by my Aunt Judi. She led the group because she knew where the cemetery was. Back in those days it wasn’t so easy to find. I will never forget going there. To me it was deep in the woods. It was dark even if it was sunny. Surprisingly I never found it creepy. It was always peaceful. I remember the big trees all around. There were no weeds, just some moss. We would take stone rubbings and clear up fallen branches. All the stones were standing. We loved looking and reading the names. Sometimes there were two names; Hiram Parker and Hiram Parker as well as Phebe Cobb and Phebe Cobb. Hiram and Hiram were father and son while Phebe and Phebe were mother and daughter. I think I asked this same question every year “why are there two sets of graves with the same name?” For years we made the journey to the cemetery. As we got older and started our own lives, we stopped caring for the important graves. Some of the family, mainly my cousin and I, still go there every year to see what’s going on. I don’t live nearby so I visit when I can. I do know that other relatives visit very yearly, when they are in the area. For a while we could not see the cemetery because of all the ferns and underbrush that grew up after some trees were cut down. I know that some nice people went in and took care of it. They erected the main stone, etc. I’m glad someone cared enough to save what was remaining. Sadly most of the stones have fallen and were in bad shape. Time certainly was not a friend here. Here is everything you might need to know about those buried at the cemetery. It follows below. I have also included a map that shows who lived where in the basic Cobb Farm Road area up to Sawyers in 1861. In 1870 the land near the cemetery was valued at $2000 and owned by E Cobb. Think of E Cobb as near where the Cobb Farmhouse is currently. H Parker is Hiram Parker Sr. Treasurer of Harts Location. If you notice the homestead is near the Cobb Cemetery’s location. This may be the cellar hole people have mentioned. P Moulton is Perkins Moulton L Moulton is Levi Moulton Behind where my grandparents house was are the graves of two of the Moulton children. A story for another day. Oddly enough there’s a F Cobb - Freeman Cobb that lives near E Cobb but not on this map. ​ Phebe Cobb Born 10/3/1827 Died 8/1/1850 - 22 years Sister of John O. Cobb (lived at the Cobb Farm and is responsible for annexing his land from Hart’s Location to Bartlett) Sarah Cobb Born 1830 Died 9/18/1853 - 23 years Sister of John O. Cobb Hattie M. Glidden Born 1/13/1873 Died 2/4/1873 (not 2/1/1873) - 18 days John Glidden - father Harriette Parker - mother Flora A. Glidden Born 11/5/1875 Died 1/29/1876 - 2 months John Glidden - father Harriette Parker - mother Flora died of a bad cold. Hattie and Flora’s mother was: Harriette Parker She died in child birth on 1/27/1877 in Hart’s Location. Harriette is Hiram and Martha’s daughter. Hattie and Flora’s father was: John Glidden was from Gardner, Maine. He remarried after Harriette’s death. Phebe Haley Cobb Born 2/20/1802 Died 10/25/1875 Mother of John O. Cobb Died of paralysis Ephraim Cobb Born 7/17/1798 Died 10/5/1882 Father of John O. Cobb Hart’s Location toll collector “Unknown” Hiram Parker Sr. Born 1805 Died 1/10/1892 Father of Harriette Parker Glidden Hart’s Location Treasurer and clerk of marriage and deaths Married twice: 1. Martha Jones and 2. Dorcus Patch Martha Jones Parker Born 1808 Died 8/13/1877 Wife of Hiram Parker Sr. Hiram Parker This is Hiram Parker Jr. Son of Hiram and Martha Parker Brother of Harriette Parker Glidden Born 1842 Died after March 1883 I hope you found this information interesting. Please let me know any further info if you have any. There are a lot of connections between the Parkers, Cobbs, Stillings, Higgins and more. Too much for one post.

  • Village Area Pg 3 | bartletthistory

    Share The Village Area of Bartlett Page 3 "Over the River" River Street Bridge - Probably 1900 . Check out the two people on the bridge, one with a yellow coat and top-hat. The other person looks to be wearing a red union suit (underwear) and black boots. Upper Bartlett Glen Area Cooks Crossing Goodrich Falls Jericho Intervale Dundee West Side Road Village Area Page 1 Village Area Page 2 Village Area Page 3 Village Area Page 4 Village Area Page 5 Another early view of the River Street bridge. Note the fence on the right indicating cows or horses were kept there. The cave on Cave Mountain is clearly visible. River Street Bridge and Big Rock swimming hole. Date is about 1920. Village Area Page 1 Village Area Page 2 Village Area Page 3 Village Area Page 4 Village Area Page 5 June to October 1967: The iron River Street bridge is demolished and replaced with a modern bridge design. Cave Mountain Cobb Farm Road - Bartlett - Looking East. In the days when plowing was not a priority. House belonged to Jim Connors, the next house would be Katherine Dorset. Photo Courtesy Maureen Hussey Mid 1940's Cobb Farm Road. The G.K. Howard farmhouse. That's Donna Chappee all bundled up. She was born in this house October 24, 1939. G.K.Howard (1864-1949) operated a farm in this area and I was told this house was part of the 93 acre farm. G.K. Howard gave the property to James M. Howard when James returned from World War 2. James and wife Dorothy originally lived on River Street but later built a house at the west end of the property where they lived out their lives. In addition to the Chappee's, the house was home to Ninna McGraw, Gordon Treffey and the Bellerose families to name just a few over the 1940 to 1960 decades. It was said, "the snow blew through the walls there!" Cobb Farm Road - Bartlett - Looking West. The buildings are today's (2018) Katherine Dorset house. This photo is dated 1906. If you grew up in Bartlett anytime before the 1990's you will definitely remember swimming at 2nd Iron. These photos are from about 1950. Stanton Slope 1940 Stanton Slope Details The end of the Cobb farm road the mersereau farm in 1965 This drawing by Mike Eisner shows his Cousin, Judi Eisner Mersereau at the popularly known Cobb Farm in 1965. However, at this time, the farm was the domain of the Mersereau's. After passing by the 2nd Iron swimming hole, within a mile, one would arrive at this spot where the road ended and the farm began. The barns are long gone but the house behind the tree is still there today (2022). Old maps (1890's) show a bridge across the Saco River near this spot which connected to today's Route 302 in Harts Location. Village Area Page 1 Village Area Page 2 Village Area Page 3 Village Area Page 4 Village Area Page 5

  • History hotels | Lodging Hotels Glen NH Area | bartlett nh history

    Glen Area Lodging Historic Lodging Map Delicate Title Share This photo dated 1952 show the central area of Glen. To get your bearings the building in the center is today's Red Parka Pub. In 1952 it was Grants General Store. The Woodshed is located about a half mile west of the junction of West Side Road and Rte 302. Originally owned by Pop Fosey, beginning about 1920, he had six tourist rooms in the main house and eleven separate cabins. In the era of Prohibition it was a well known Roadhouse serving illegal alcoholic beverages. In 1953 the property was purchased by Bill and Evalyn Gimber and they operated it as an Inn and Restaurant until 1959. A prominent feature in those days were two wooden horses that stood guard out front. The Woodshed is now the private residence of Norman and Kathleen Head, the Gimber's son. Norman is a local Realtor and the President of the Bartlett Historical Society. Source Material The Latchstring Was Always Out Aileen Carroll, 1994. Post card photos courtesy of Michael Bannon and Dave Eliason. Upper Village Area Intervale Area Glen Area Historic Lodging Map The Meadowbrook is just east of the Rte 302/West Side Road Junction in Glen. It was a standard 1950's style motel with a couple of cabins. It was built by a man named Schoner about 1945. ​ During the 1970's and 80's it was owned by Dorothy "Dot" & Charlie Loeschorn. Dot was also a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. When they sold the property in the mid 1980's they built and operated "Whippy-Dippy", an ice cream and mini golf operation, on Rte 302 near Sky Valley Motel. (Dot died in May 2013 in Lakeland Florida). By 1990 the property was in a poor state of repair and was purchased by Bill Duggan who renamed it Will's Inn (after his son). Bill did major repairs and now Will's Inn is back on track with 23 units and a new addition directly across the street. The Kennison's operated Saco River Cabins in Glen from about 1945 until 1969. From 1969 until 1992 Clara and Al Forbes operated the cabins. Al also operated the Sunoco Station in North Conway. These cabins were just across the street from the covered bridge. Pleasant Valley Hall, became Pleasant Valley Farm and then The Glenwood by the Saco. Today it is known as The Bernerhoff. This Glen area Inn originally opened as Pleasant Valley Hall in 1893. The "Hall" part of the name came about because the proprietor's last name was Hall; probably a relative of Obed Hall who operated an Inn in Bartlett Village beginning in 1790. It was operated primarily as a boarding house for teamsters and loggers. David and Marion Irving assumed ownership in 1928 and renamed the establishment to Pleasant Valley Farm. In 1937 T.H. Brooks took over and he renamed it to Glenwood by the Saco, reportedly because he so adored the big Glenwood Stove in the kitchen. Claire and Charlie Zumstein purchased the property in 1955 and renamed it to Bernerhoff, The House of Berne, which had been their hometown in Switzerland. In 1971 Claire's nephew, Herman Pfeuti, took ownership of the Inn and continued the Swiss tradition. During the 1980's Ted and Sharonb Wrobleski operated the Inn using the same name. They sold it sometime in the late 1990's and the subsequent owners became over-extended and the property was sold by foreclosure auction to the Realtor, Dick Badger. His managers continue to operate the property as of this writing (Jan 2013). Pine Cottage was the home of Minnie Cannell who operated Cannell's Camps and Minnie Cannell's Tea Room. This group of buildings is located between Jericho Road and what is now the Massa-Schussers Ski Club. The cabins were a new idea for the travelling public and these were the second such group of cabins to be constructed in New Hampshire. (The first were in Franconia Notch near the Old Man of the Mountains.) In 1937 the Cannell's moved to their present location in Intervale across from the Scenic Vista. Read more from the Source Material "The Latch String Was Always Out by Aileen Carroll 1994 The Glen Inn. This was originally Stilphen's Farm ; currently it is the Storybook Inn. The original Stilphen's Farm consisted of about 150 acres and the original structure was built in the mid 1820's. A guide-book from the 1880's lists Cornelius Stilphen's boardinghouse with 20 rooms with rates from six to nine dollars a week. Probably over the years the Stilphens had regularly taken in summer boarders as did many other farm families in that period. Stilphen's Farm was sold in 1903 to the Libbys of Gorham whose timberland abutted the Conway Lumber Company's Rocky Branch Holdings. The Libbys' logs were brought out of the woods by Conway Lumber Teams and loaded at the Maine Central Siding in Glen. The former Stilphen farmstead served as a boardinghouse for the teamsters. Fires occurring in 1912-1914 brought a halt to lumbering and the old Stilphen house was deserted until 1947 except for a caretaker, Percy Wells who did a little farming and attempted to keep the old house in a decent state of repair. In 1947 the property was purchased by Raymond and Stella Clark. They did extensive renovations and re opened it as the Storybook Inn. In 1956 they added two additional wings and shortly after that added motel type units for a total of 78 rooms. The Clark's daughter Charless and her Husband Jan Filip now manage the place. January 2020: Jan Filip sent us this up-date: Thank you for posting the article, it's quite interesting. You would think I should know these things but when we are young we don't always appreciate history like we should. My father still resides at the property. The property is open from roughly June to October and my eldest sister returns to help for the summer. At 93 my father refuses to retire so we let him run things his way. Yes the property is not in the shape it once was and the future is uncertain. The Storybook Inn was the founding business that led to the Glen Dairy Queen, the North Conway Dairy Queen, handled by my sister and her husband, Lucy and Brian Eling. The Storybook also led to the Golden Gables Inn and the Golden Apple Inn handled by me. When you walk through the basement of the Storybook Inn you can see all the rough sawn timber some of which still has bark, used for framing as well as huge slabs of granite used to make the foundation. The first expansion of rooms started in the mid 60's with 20 units being added around the outdoor pool that you see from the road. This is the building that lost 4 rooms last winter due to snow load so rebuilding the section might not be prudent. Starting in 1978 two new sections for a total of 20 rooms were added to the back of the property. Further expansion continued in 1981 when the original barn which had been connected to the back of the boarding house was removed to make room for a new kitchen and additional dinning room seats. As a 5 year old I remember being scared to walk in the back corner of the barn as it had the remnants of the outhouse. Two toilet seats leading to a black hole, always afraid you would get sucked in... The last two expansions happened in 1986 with 24 rooms being constructed in back on "Hillside" and in 1990 the indoor pool was added. The old pictures are great for a walk down memory lane. Glen area - Rte 16 going north Charlie's Cabins was owned by Charles Edward Way (1891 to 1960) and was located on Rte 16 just north of Storyland. He had 23 cabins, a restaurant and gasoline pumps on the premises. It was in operation from the early 1930's until his death in 1960. In 1961 Robert Morrell, of Storyland, purchased the property from the Way Family and envisioned a motel built in the style of chalets he had seen in Bavaria when he was in the military. A friend of his of the 10th Mountain Division drew the sketches which Morrell later showed to Ernest Mallett . The end result was the Linderhof Motor Inn which was built by Ernest Mallett in 1966. (Source: "The Latchstring Was Always Out" - Aileen Carroll - 1994)

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  • Village Area Page 2 | bartletthistory

    Share The Village Area of Bartlett Page 2 Fred and Grace Garland operated Garland's Tea Room , and later it was a restaurant and ice cream parlor know simply as "Garlands" . It also had a few cabins, some of which are still there today. This restaurant operated until the early 1970's and was destroyed by fire. It was located just west of today's Post Office. In the 1948 picture below today's Post Office would be behind the Garlands Cabins sign. ​ Upper Bartlett Glen Area Cooks Crossing Goodrich Falls Jericho Intervale Dundee West Side Road Village Area Page 1 Village Area Page 2 Village Area Page 3 Village Area Page 4 Village Area Page 5 Share The What Not Shop was operated by Franklin and Almeda George from the mid 1940's. True to it's name, the store carried practically everything one could want in those days and even had an ice cream soda parlor and a barber shop. For quite a time he also sold gasoline out front. Franklin was the Town tax collector in those days and he operated that activity from the store as well. Franklin and his wife lived right across the street in the same house that his ancestors operated as an Inn in the mid 1800's. After Franklin's death the store was operated by Dottie Howard for a few years and then by David & Debby Phanauef, who renamed it to the Bear Notch Deli. David later sold the store to The Ryans. In January of 2009 the store was completely destroyed by fire caused by an electrical problem. This photo of the What Not Shop is from the mid 1950's. Village Area Page 1 Village Area Page 2 Village Area Page 3 Village Area Page 4 Village Area Page 5 1907: Bartlett Village Railroad Square: The big white building is the Odd Fellows Hall, which has a stage and movie theatre. Next door to that is Hellen Hayes lodging house, The Maplewood. Hellen also operated The Elmcrest during the 1930's. That building is still standing and is located almost opposite the present day Villager Motel, It has been vacant for years. I recall watching Carroll Hayes butcher cattle in the barn there in the 1960's. Hellen, being an ambitious person also operated a restaurant, The Red Rooster, located on Main Street where Lydia Lansing now lives. The brown building (above) on Albany Avenue was a grocery store operated by Mr Wimpy Thurston followed by Harold and Edith Jacobson . The building was razed in the late 1990's and the land is owned by the Hodgkins, who live next door. Next to the store is The Garland, an Inn built by Eben Garland. It also housed a drug store and jewelry store. It was sold to the Hodgkins family about 1920 for use as a private residence. It is still owned by the Hodgkins family. (photo above, right) The top picture was taken from the vicinity of the Railroad Depot building, Rail tracks are just to the left of this picture. The Helen Hayes House where she operated the Maplewood Inn and raised her children and grandchildren. The Union Congregational Church on Albany Ave dated 1906, above and St Joseph's Catholic Church located on School Street, probably 1950's. Bartlett Lumber Company and Kearsarge Peg Mill complex about 1900 FEB 12, 2016-BARTLETT — No one was injured but one of the world’s most unusual manufacturers and a major part of the town’s history was destroyed Friday afternoon when a fire leveled the Kearsarge Peg Company. Bartlett Fire Chief Pat Roberts, who said the fire was reported around 1:11 p.m. Friday by a custodian from the nearby Josiah Bartlett Elementary School, called the mill a total loss. Three people were inside the structure at the time of the fire and they managed to exit safely. Roberts said firefighters from between Tamworth and Jackson responded to the scene, adding that water and weather were both challenges. The first, he said, had to be drafted from the Saco River and then shuttled, while the second was down-right cold, with temperatures in the low double digits that froze firefighters and water alike. While the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation, Roberts was clear that the fire is “absolutely not” suspicious. Gene Chandler, who chairs the Bartlett Board of Selectmen and is also a state representative, called the destruction of the mill “a terrible loss for the history of the Town of Bartlett,” recalling how the mill had at one time been one of the town’s largest employers and also a supplier of saw dust to farms, like the Chandler’s. Kearsarge Peg Co ., Inc. was a business located in Bartlett, NH that had been in continuous operation in this location for 121 years until it was destroyed by fire in February 2016. The company prospered through the years on its reputation for quality products and timely delivery. The original product (hardwood shoe pegs and hardwood tumbling media) is still manufactured in the facility, and in fact, Kearsarge was the only manufacturer of this product in North America. The principal business of the company at its inception was the manufacture of shoe pegs. Shoe pegs were long cross sectioned hardwood shapes with a point on one end, manufactured primarily from white, yellow and silver birch, although white maple and beech are occasionally employed as well. The Kearsarge Peg Co. manufactured approximately seventy-five different sizes of shoe pegs, which varied in size from 5/16 in. long by 1/18 in. wide to ¼ in. wide by 2.0 in. long . This product was used as a component of shoe manufacturing in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and replaced shoe nails, as a means for insuring a lasting bond between the last and sole of the shoe. It was considered superior to metal nails, in that over time the wood peg would draw moisture from the ambient atmosphere and swell, forming a lock fit between these two components. Shoe manufacturing along with textiles was a major segment of the economy of New England at this time, and there were dozens of plants, which made this product in competition with Kearsarge. In its earlier years, Kearsarge exported heavily to the shoe industry in Norway, Germany, Australia and elsewhere. The use of pegs in shoe manufacturing came to an abrupt halt with the advent of the Second World War. (Exception: custom made climbing, skiing and cowboy boots). Not only did the company find that its export markets were now closed, but new developments in shoe manufacturing technology obviated the need for pegs to tie or lock the last and sole of shoes together. Lupoline, under the director of its founder Joseph Lupo of pioneered dry barrel finish or tumbling techniques in the early part of the twentieth century, with some patents dating as early as the 1920’s and 1930’s. He found that “shoe pegs” made an ideal mass finishing media for smoothing and polishing plastic parts in rotary barrel finish equipment. This technology was quickly adapted by major manufacturers such as Bausch & Lomb, Foster-Grant and the American Optical Co. and others to replace tedious manual finishing methods that involved buffing. These large manufacturers of eyeglass frame and sunglass frame components were soon utilizing hardwood pegs in bulk, by the truck load and even car load for abrasive finishing and polishing operations. This continues to be the primary use for hardwood pegs and other hardwood preform shapes that the company manufactures to this day. In the early 1980’s the company management decided that there was a need to become more involved on a technical level with the finishing industry. As a result the PEGCO Division was instituted as a marketing and technical arm to more aggressively market hardwood media for other applications. It soon became apparent that there was a need to make PEGCO a technical resource for the finishing industry. Its focus became providing technical solutions to difficult edge and surface finish problems by process development in its “process laboratory” and offering turn-key equipment and abrasive supply packages as the solutions to these problems. The company’s office and manufacturing facilities are found at the same location in Bartlett, NH. These facilities are comprised of approximately 25,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space encompassed in an eleven building complex, situated on seven acres bounded by Kearsarge Street and the White Mountain National Forest. 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  • Wreck of the 505 | bartlett nh history

    Wreck of the 505 More Railroad Pages - Menu Top Right... Scotty Mallett is responsible for writing and researching both versions of this story. AN EXPLOSION IN CRAWFORD NOTCH # 505 July 3, 1927 Sunday July 3 dawned hot and muggy, a change from the night before when a terrific thunderstorm had past over Bartlett. It was about 7:00 a.m. when MEC Bartlett men Robert "Bob" Morse and Oscar Clemons got a call from Mr. Glendenon at the Roundhouse in Bartlett asking them to report to work, they would take a long extra freight to St. Johnsbury and return with the locomotive. Earle Whitcher and Fireman Meserve would be on the helper and return to Bartlett after the train reached Crawford’s Station. Oscar and Bob were friends and had worked together before. Oscar was having a hard time because he had lost his wife Delia a month before, leaving him the sole support of 7 children. Bob and Oscar arrived at the Roundhouse at about the same time, to find Engineer Whitcher and his fireman working on the main engine, the one that would be on the head end to St.J. After talking it was decided that they would swap assignments, so Bob, the engineer and Oscar, the fireman, would be on the helper and return to Bartlett after they reached Crawford’s, so they made plans to go fishing together that day. There was only one locomotive available as a helper, a small, class W Mikado, built by Alco in Schenectady, NY in 1910, her number #505. The 505 had come in on the local Rigby to Bartlett job the day before, she was taken to the Roundhouse and serviced. The 505 was not a favorite, it would be called today, a lemon. Out of all the steam locomotives the MEC ever owned, the 505 was one of the very, very few, that never measured up. Bob and Oscar boarded the 505 and began their work, helping to sort cars and make up the train. A short time later Bob reported a problem to the mechanics at the roundhouse: when he pulled the throttle out, it felt "Spongy" and not right. The mechanics examined the locomotive and found nothing. Bob and Oscar continued their work, but the problem persisted. The mechanics brought it into the roundhouse and did everything but strip the boiler jacket off, which they were not equipped to do anyway, they could find nothing. Finally, the time came where it was time to go, the 505 and her crew were put in the freight as a helper, almost midtrain, and they departed Bartlett at about 10:00 A.M. A common thing that was done with a lot of engineers in that era was they ran the water in the boiler of the locomotive low, this allowed the maximum performance to be obtained from the locomotive, but you had to have a fireman that could handle it. Oscar Clemons, having worked with Bob before, knew how to do this perfectly, by the timing of the water injections into the boiler and by a constant eye on the sight glass which showed the amount of water in the boiler. The 505 was a small class locomotive, which were very rarely used as helpers, due to their small size. The Class W's were almost exclusively used east of Bartlett. This trip for the 505 was a very rare run. An hour had passed, the 505 was now under maximum pressure, Oscar Clemons shoveling coal and watching the sight glass. They were approaching the Willey House Section Dwelling, the section crew, having the day off, waved as they went by. Doris Monahan, home for a break, was watching the train pass by with a friend on an outcropping where they were going up the Appalachian trail for a hike. The Train now rounded a curve and reached a relatively level piece of track, about 1/2 mile above the Willey Station, Oscar reached up and opened the petcock to put some water in the boiler, a few seconds later, the locomotive exploded. The force was so great it lifted the locomotive clean out of the train, not even derailing the car behind it, it spun end over end and dropped and landed 20 feet over the bank. Bob Morse was blown 500 ft, the crew from the Willey House found him crawling towards a brook. One of them said "Can I or Let me Help you Bob" Bob replied never mind about me, I know I'm done for, go check on Oscar. They found Oscar, trapped in the wreckage of the cab. Both men were rushed to memorial hospital, they both passed away at about the same time, near 6:00 P.M. from scalding. Oscar Left 7 children*, most were adopted by other family members, his youngest son George, an infant at the time, and I met him on the Conway Scenic’s Ride through Crawford Notch. He commissioned a memorial to Oscar and Bob, placed at the site of the explosion. Bob left 8 children behind, Mrs. Morse would go on to remarry. Monte Hurd, A MEC Veteran Conductor. The investigation into the 505 accident showed that the sight glass Oscar needed to use to tell the level of water in the boiler was defective, also, the Spongy" feel Bob felt was a weakness in the boiler. When the water was put into the low boiler, the metal failed, just under one of the axles, hurling the locomotive 80 feet in the air, and sending a metal pail; used for drinking water, over a mile away in the woods. Further investigation would show that the 505 was reported 5 times that previous month as having a leaky boiler, and several years before while in service it burst a boiler tube. The entire town turned out for the funerals of Bob Morse and Oscar Clemons, held on Wednesday. It is easy to forget these men were the test pilots of their age. The were respected and loved for their profession, and as people themselves. They rest today not far from each other in the Bartlett Cemetery, the new memorial on the site, will remind folks of a different time, and of two men, husbands, fathers, workers and Bartlett townsfolk who passed into history, but now will not be forgotten. This version was printed in our publication, The Historical Herald, March 2008 *Sept 2009: Web site Editors Note: I received an e-mail from Brian Clemons in Lyman Maine. Brian is Oscar's Grandson. He reported that Oscar had 8 Children, Not 7. Jan 2008, From the Railroad Club: The remains of what was Maine Central Steam Locomotive #505 are located in the general area of MILEPOST 80 which is " WEST " of the Frankenstein Trestle. The marker is located at or very near the exact location where the boiler let go as best be determined by a dedicated bunch of people that enabled some sort of closure take place as to what occurred back on that fateful day during the month of July 1927. The marker was created by the efforts of the North Conway Model Railroad Club who are located on the grounds of CSRR. The Club members designed/created and erected a large marker and placed it track -side where the wreck occurred. Please respect the area as sacred ground in memory of good railroad men who lost their lives performing their duties and that will be a very good display of respect for their relatives who live on with those memories for all time to come. July 3, 1927: Maine Central #505 was in Bartlett having come in on the "Local" Portland, Me to Bartlett, NH job the night before. The Roundhouse was short on power so the 505 was to be a "helper" locomotive. It was rare for her to be used as a helper as this was the case for all the Class W's. These were used almost exclusively east of Bartlett, where they really shine. 505 was due to go back to Portland on the afternoon local later that day. She was pressed into service to help with a very "heavy" extra. She would be put in Mid train, and cut off at Crawfords. Bob Morse and Oscar Clemons, planned an afternoon fishing trip for when they returned. There would be 2 locomotives on the head pin. As the Engineer, Bob Morse worked the engine, to help make up the train, the throttle felt "Soggy". He reported it to the mechanics at the Bartlett Roundhouse, they checked the loco over, but could not find the problem. Bob and his fireman, Oscar Clemons, went back to work. Again, Bob reported the sluggish response of the 505, the shop crews brought her in to the Roundhouse and did everything but dump the fire and pull the boiler jacket off, which Bartlett was not equipped for anyway. So at about 8:00 the 505, took her place, on a WESTBOUND extra freight, about mid train. The train departed at about 8:30 a.m. Bob Morse was a popular man, but pushed his loco's to their operational limits, he got every bit of operational power out of the engine he was running, he was very good. One trick almost all engineers had in those days was to run the loco water low. This gave you the maximum amount of steam pressure and the maximum performance from the loco, but the engineer had to have a fireman that could handle the task, it was a dangerous dance, but Oscar Clemons had worked with Bob Morse for years and knew exactly what he was doing. At about 10:00 the train passed Willey House Station, Mile post 81 about 1/4 mile up the track it becomes straight and levels off. The 505 was traveling at 40 MPH under past maximum pressure, when the loco reached this point Oscar opened the petcock for water and the engine exploded. The boiler failed just in front of the drive wheel 2nd from the firebox (3rd driver from the front). The explosion blew Engineer Morse out of the cab and 500 feet back. The Locomotive lifted clean out of the train, fracturing the connecting bar between the engine and tender, flew up in the air 60 feet, turned end for end and dropped upside down and over the bank, crushing the cab with Oscar Clemons still inside, before rolling back on her side and coming to rest. Investigators found that the sight glass used to measure the water in the boiler was faulty, the boiler plates failed due to metal fatigue and the soggy feeling Mr. Morse was feeling while working in the yard, were the plates flexing. It blew the face plate of the locomotive off and split the boiler from Stack to bell. The explosion was so loud that it created an " Acoustic echo". The explosion was not heard at the Willey Station, but at the Mount Willard Dwelling it was like a clap of thunder. The trees in the area were all blistered, Mr. Morses watch was found in a tree, 20 feet off the ground. the water can that held water and a drinking cup was blown over a mile away. However, Mr. Morses wooden lunch pail was found beside the engine, on a rock. This was a round pail with plates in it, not ONE plate was broken. Mr. Morse survived the explosion and being thrown 500 feet, he was found crawling towards a brook, all he said was, I know I'm done for, go check on Oscar. Oscar Clemons was trapped in the wreck, still alive. Both men made it to the hospital, both died at about the same time, 6:oo that evening. Maine Central, not in it's finest hour tried to sue Mrs. Morse for the loss of the equipment and damage. However in the court search it was found that 505 had received damage to it's boiler, while in service in Baldwin Maine. Although not catastrophic , it did do some damage. It was also found that the 505 had been reported at least 5 times the previous month as having a leaky boiler, nothing was done. MeCRR dropped the suit, Mrs. Morse counter sued and won. The youngest surviving son of Oscar Clemons, now in his 80's commissioned a granite memorial to be placed near the site. It was put there several years ago. From a story penned by Bartlett, NH native Scotty Mallett based on first hand accounts from families of those involved. This version was taken from: _http://www3.gendisasters.com/9768/crawford-notch-nh-mec-steam-locomotive-505-explosion-july-3-1927 The youngest surviving son of Oscar Clemons, George Croston, had a brass plaque made with which he cut and fabricated a memorial from granite that came from his property in Brunswick, ME. He placed the memorial near the explosion site some years ago. This page was researched and written by Scotty Mallett. Photos courtesy of Robert Girouard. More Railroad Pages - Menu Top Right... Some Photos on this page, and elsewhere on this web-site, are part of the Raymond W. Evans collection now owned by Robert Girouard. We extend our gratitude for his permission to use them as part of this and other stories. - - Dave

  • Section Houses | bartletthistory

    Crawford Notch section houses Railroad Section Houses of the Maine Central and P & O Railroads through Crawford Notch ​ It is generally known that there were three popularly known Section houses in Crawford Notch. However, when the Portland and Ogdensburg opened the line there were many more houses, often in sight of each other. The dwelling most remembered is the famed Mt. Willard Section house . This fortress like building could be seen from US Route 302 along with Willey (pronounced willie not wylee) Brook Bridge, a double span deck girder bridge 104 feet long and 90 feet high at its highest point. The west end of the trestle was made of wood from 1875-1888. The entire bridge was replaced in 1905 with both spans of the bridge rolled out and the current new bridge being rolled in and the bridge reopened in 7 minutes!!!! and.......with no interruption in train service!! This building was located 83.54 miles from Portland, ME. Built in 1888 for the James Mitchell family it boarded section men that would work the most difficult section of the mountain line from Mile 82.5 miles from Portland to just east of Crawford’s Station: Section 129. In 1902 James Mitchell retired and Loring Evans and his wife Hattie set up housekeeping in the remote mountain dwelling. Loring was killed by accident in 1913 but Hattie stayed and boarded the section men until her retirement in 1941. Researched and written by Scotty Mallett. Some photos on this page courtesy of Robert Girouard Sawyer River Station and Junction of The Sawyer River Railroad to Livermore. Carrigain Dwelling Sawyer River Station Section Houses on the way East through Crawford Notch 7 constructed by the P&O RR and 1 by the MEC. Name and Miles from Portland: *Sawyers River @ mile 74.8 (P&O) Section Foreman- 1888-1891 George Rich 1894-1902 John Stevens 1902-1903 Leslie Smith 1903-1905 George Murch 1905-1911 Merville Murch 1912-1927 John McCann 1927-1954-Robert Gardner Closed 1954 Carrigain Station and Town. The "dwelling" was about a mile west of this scene. Carrigain Dwelling @ mile 78.8 (later to become Willey house post office) (P&O) 1875-1894-? 1894-1896 Fred Pingree 1896-1940-Patrick McGee 1941-1973 Peter King 1973-1990 Private Dwelling Razed 1990 Avalanche Flag Stop later willey house Flag Stop *Avalanche flag stop @ mile 80.8 (P&O) 1875-1877 Anthony Swift *Willey House flag stop @ mile 80.9 (replaced Avalanche) (P & O) 1877-1903 William Burnell 1903-1941-Alfred Allen 1943-1953-Joseph Burke 1953-1965 Cornelius Griffin 1965-1976- Wellman Rowell Closed 1976 Burned by the Railroad 1988 Aldrige House @ mile 82.5(P&O) 1875-1894 Joseph Aldridge Closed unknown Guay Place @ mile 83 (P&O) 1875-1888 Unknown Willey House Station and flag stop through the years in various states of condition Willey House Station also housed the post office and telegraph for Harts Location. Their first early morning Presidential election was held here at 7:a.m. November 2, 1948 The first early morning Presidential election vote for Hart's Location was held here at 7:a.m. November 2, 1948. Left to right, Mrs Macomber, Town Clerk, Douglas Macomber, Joseph Burke, Preston King, Alice Burke and son Merle, Mrs Morey and George Morey. . Willey House Station in its final years. By 1984, when these pictures were taken, it had declined to an irrecoverable condition. The railroad burned the building in 1988. ​ A visitor today might still find the concrete foundation walls and bits of iron stuff laying about. The kitchen cook stove was "off in the woods" the last time I was there in 2004. But, since folks can rarely just leave stuff alone, it's probably gone by now. ("now" being 2019) The Foremans cottage The Foremans Cottage was located on the big curve that was built of granite blocks on the side of Mt. Willard. James Mitchell, his family and section men were the only inhabitants of this dwelling. It was located at Mile Post 84 just about 1/4 mile west of the Mt.Willard Dwelling. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchells "cottage" was built under the cliffs of Mt. Willard and on occasion, rock slides came through the house. The P&O tried to solve the rock problem by chaining some rock together. Thus the area became known as "Chained Rock". In 1887 after a horrifying night of rock slides, thunder, and lighting, Mr. Mitchell tenured his resignation. The famed Mt. Willard dwelling was built for The Mitchell's so Mr. Mitchell would stay on. He accepted the offer and did not retire until 1899. In 1887 Mr & Mrs Mitchell, two sons and a daughter moved into the Mt Willard House. ​ The "Foremans Cottage " was torn down in 1888. The Foremans Cottage in 1875 with James Mitchell and his wife. Mt Willard Section House Mt Willard Section House with Hattie Evans and her children. Perhaps 1920. Their homestead was actually a cheerier place than this photo might suggest. Additional photos are up at the top of this page. Mt Willard @ 83.5(Maine Central) 1888-1898- James Mitchell 1900-1941- Loring Evans Family 1944-1950-O. Douglas Macomber 1951-1952-Quervis Strout 1954-1962-Thomas Sweeney 1963-1965-Wellman Rowell Closed 1965 Burned by the Railroad 1972 Mitchell Dwelling @ mile 84.0 (P & O) 1875-1888 James Mitchell ** If anyone can offer corrections to the dates and people listed, it would be of great help. All the names and dates above were taken by Scotty Mallett from the book “Harts Location” by Marion Varney Editors Note: Complete biographies of all the folks mentioned in this article can be found at Marion L. Varney's book, "Hart's Location in Crawford Notch" - 1997 On August 17, 1888 the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad was leased to the Maine Central Railroad for 999 years. Included in the lease were all section Houses, Stations, Locomotives and Rolling stock as well as personnel. I thought you might be interested in the value assigned to the buildings and furnishings from Intervale thru Crawford Notch. Remember, these are 1888 prices and 1888 spelling! Intervale Passenger Station $100 Desk, Chair and Baggage Truck $30 Glen Station Passenger Station and Freight House $500 Assorted Furniture $75 Bartlett Station $1000 Freight House $150 Engine House (6 pits) $1000 Repair Shop $100 Woodshed $100 Tank House $200 Furniture, Stoves, desks, Freight truck, Passenger Truck $100 Coal Derrick $50 Sawyer’s River Station Building $75 Bemis Brook Section House $400 Avalanche Section House $400 Tank House $200 Moor’s Brook (spelled Moor’s) Old Section House $300 Mt. Willard Section House $4000 Furniture, 1 room $50 Crawfords Station $100 Ticket case, Desk, Stove and Baggage Barrow $55 Total Intervale to Crawfords $9,385 ​ The lease of the P&O was cancelled some 50 years later when the Maine Central bought the remaining shares. Editors note: If this $9385 was adjusted for inflation the amount would be $260,000 in 2018 dollars. 1966: "Helper" engines on the Frankenstein Trestle, probably returning to Bartlett Station. Source Material: Life by the Tracks, Virginia C. Downs - 1983 Hart's Location in Crawford Notch, Marion L. Varney - 1997 Some Photos on this page, and elsewhere on this web-site, are part of the Raymond W. Evans collection now owned by Robert Girouard. We extend our gratitude for his permission to use them as part of this and other stories. - - Dave Crawford Station: February 22, 1910 1895 Railroad Division Roster Heading 3

  • Wreck at Dismal Pool | bartletthistory

    Wreck at Dismal Pool - 1952 This little article was found by this editor on a Facebook post in October 2021. The article by itself is not remarkable but it finally confirms what I always thought was a myth, since I could never find factual evidence. Namely, "That there is at least one box car down in the Dismal Pool near the Crawford Notch Gateway". I'd like to thank the photographer for settling this story in my mind. Now I know it is fact...not myth. Ironically, on the same day I found the article, these pictures from down in Dismal Pool appeared on another Face book post by Hutch Hutchinson of Salem, Ma. He discovered them on a little family Hike. October 2021. You can find his post on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1736669543253206/ ​ Who knows how far you might have to scroll to find it...haha

  • Crawford Notch | bartletthistory

    More Railroad Pages - Menu Top Right... The Railroad Through Crawford Notch 18.5 miles of rail from Bartlett to Fabyan took more than a year to construct. The first train went through the Notch in 1875. We are working on this page A hundred years of Railroad Section Houses and their occupants, 1880's to the 1990's Section Houses Part of a P&O brochure in 1879 advertising their scenic journey through The White Mountains Notch.

  • Wreck of the 380 | bartletthistory

    Wreck of the 380 Frank Washburn Related: Mallett 1202 Story Locomotive #380 Wreck West of Bemis Crossing, August 1922. The engine in the picture is Locomotive #380. The Mallett 1202 was following about ten minutes behind as they had both been on a "helper run" assisting a train through the Notch. #380 was built in 1908 and was a class O-2, 4-6-0 wheel arrangement Scotty Mallett tells us, "That's Frank Washburn's wreck. It happened in august of 1922 when the tender brake beam failed, the locomotive jackknifed and flipped over. Mr Washburn was taken to the hospital with a sprained ankle and some bruises. Nothing is mentioned about how the fireman ended up, it could be he had no injury's " Bemis is the area near Madam Morey's Inn Unique , Today's Notchland Inn . The photographs were sent to us by Richard Garon , who's grandfather was a Stationmaster in Bartlett during the 1920's. Rick didn't know much about the pictures, but Scotty Mallett, who is our railroad history expert, identified all the photos and provided a little story. Some Photos on this page, and elsewhere on this web-site, are part of the Raymond W. Evans collection now owned by Robert Girouard. We extend our gratitude for his permission to use them as part of this and other stories. - - Dave

  • Wrecks and Disasters | bartletthistory

    Wrecks and Disasters 1922 - Wreck of the 380 - at Bemis - Washburn Wreck of the 380 1927 - Wreck of the 505 - Morse - Clemons 1952 - Wreck at Dismal Pool Wreck of the 505 Wreck at Dismal Pool

  • Logging Railroads | bartletthistory

    Logging Railroads in bartlett There were three logging railroads in Bartlett: Bartlett and Albany Railroad East Branch Railroad Rocky Branch Railroad More Railroad Pages - Menu Top Right... Scotty is working on this page

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