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  • Progress in Pictures Page 3 | bartletthistory

    Renovation Gallery page 3 After the hazmat work, we had a clean original frame and environmentally safe building. The roof project is next!” Photos Page 1 Photos Page 2 Photos Page 3 Photos Page 4 Photos Page 5 Photos Page 6 Photos Page 7 Stained glass windows were donated by the original Parishioners with their name printed on each one. J.C. Donahue and Wife Frank McGee Pierre Leveque Rev Lacroix Rev Bishop Photos Page 1 Photos Page 2 Photos Page 3 Photos Page 4 Photos Page 5 Photos Page 6 Photos Page 7 Intro to Your Museum Church - Early History Coming Attractions Museum Floor Plan Progress in Pictures Museum Gifting Levels How to Donate Museum Donor Form

  • 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 1898 James Mitchell retired, at which time Joseph Monahan moved in as Section foreman until the summer of 1903, when 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. In 1942 Hattie moved to one of her childrens residences in Maine where she died in 1954 at age 82, ​ A recent Bartlett History newsletter featured the story of Hattie and the Evans Family. Read it here beginning on page 6. 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 west 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 Joe & Florence Monahan. *Avalanche flag stop @ mile 80.8 (P&O) 1875-1887 Anthony Swift *Willey House flag stop @ mile 80.9 (replaced Avalanche) ​ 1870 - 1883 -Alfred Allen (Foreman, but Lived at Crawford House) ​ 1887-1903 William Burnell 1903-1941 - Joe & Florence Monahan 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 Forman Unknown monahanjoe Much has been written about the Evans Family who resided at the Mt Willard Section House yet we don't hear so much about others who raised their families next to the tracks. Joseph and Florence Monahan were one such couple who raised their six daughters at the Willie House Station Flagstop, two miles east of the Evans family. Joseph Monahan became foreman of Section 129 in 1898 and to ok up residence at the Mt. Willard Section House upon James Mitchell's retirement. Joe was "filling in" for Loring Evans, who was away for a trackmen's strike. In 1901, Joe married Florence Crawford Allen, the daughter of Alfred Mingay Allen, who was Section Foreman at Fabyan's (Fourth Division - Section 130). A.M. Allen later owned an Ice Cream Parlor and Gift Shop in Bretton Woods. The Monahans had one child while at Mt. Willard Section House: Gertrude born March 3, 1902. On the day Gertrude was born, it was too stormy to send the doctor to the house on the train, so they bundled Florence up and put her on the train to Fabyans, where Gert was delivered. In the summer of 1903, the Monahan family was moved to section 128 - Willey House Station, where the family was blessed with five more girls (Ethel, Hazel, Alyce, Doris and Agatha). Joe Monahan dubbed them his "super six"! The girls were very friendly with the Evans children, who now occupied the Mt. Willard Section House, about a mile west of the Monahan residence. Joe built them a playhouse in the backyard where the two Evans girls would visit and play with their dolls and toys in the little house. The Monahans were of the Catholic faith. There was no church nearby, so the priest would come to their home to perform mass. The residence was a busy place, housing the Post Office, Telegraph Office and 2 crewmen. Florence was appointed Postmaster in 1903. In addition to cooking and cleaning for the family and crew, she found time to serve on the Hart's Location Board of Education. Meanwhile, Joe served on the Town Board of Health, was a Road Agent, Supervisor of Checklist and was a Town Selectman for 22 years, beginning in 1905. In this remote building (which also served as a dwelling) the people of Hart's Location came here to vote. It was said that from mid-October to early April, the rays of the sun never touched this building. When the girls were old enough, they attended school at Bemis except during the winter months, when the teacher came to their residence twice a week. Eventually, all the children went to school in Fabyan, with the train serving as their school bus. Doris (born 1/1/1910), better known as Dot, would be the only child to remain in Hart's Location during her adult years. After Dot completed the sixth grade, she attended school at St. Johnsbury Vermont as a boarder. She was a graduate of Whitefield High School, Class of 1927 and went on to Concord Business School. She worked in Boston until 1928, when health problems forced her to return hom e. Dot married Peter King, section foreman at the Carrigain Section House. They had two children (Shirley and William "Bill"). Dot and Pete purchased the Carrigan dwelling in 1941. Dot took after her parents, becoming Postmaster and Town Clerk from 1935 to the 1970's. Many First in the Nation Presidential Election votes were cast around her dining table. Peter King died in 1956, and Dot moved to Bartlett. She married Robert "Bob" Jones (died 1975) and then married Ralph Clemons, who died in 1993. Dot continued to live in their Birch Street home until her death (7/21/2006). The Carrigain Dwelling remained in the family. Son Bill King purchased the residence from his mother in 1989, with plans to renovate. An inspection showed that the house had to be razed. A new log home was built on the site in 1990, where Bill and wife Carolyn lived comfortably. The Bartlett Historical Society featured an interview with Bill King in one of the Newsletters; h e nce, you may read the continuing story at this link: 2020 Newsletter, Go To Page 6. ​ SOURCES: "Hart's Location in Crawford Notch" -Marion L. Varney, 1997, Laurie Spackman & Sylvia Pinard: personal recollections. ( Laurie is Gertrude's granddaughter; Sylvia is Gerts daughter.) . Monahan pictures are attributed to the Pinard family collection. Notes: Only two of Joe and Flore nce's grandchildren survive today (2023) - Bill King and Laurie Spackman's mother, Sylvia Pinard of Lebanon, NH. They are first c ousins. No doubt, some may wond er how Mom, Dad, Six daughters and section crew boarders all fit inside this modestly sized dwelling? Imagine the housekeeping chore with coal burning monsters passing within a few feet, several times a day. This editor has no answer except that life and expectations are now vastly different than 100+ years ago. The Monahan family - 1915 Back Row: Ethel, Agatha, Florence, Joe Front Row: Hazel, Alyce, Dot and Gertrude Th e Monahan "Super-six". Gertrude, Ethel, Hazel, Aly ce , Doris and Agatha These are four of the Monahan's Grandchildren The first four Monahan Grandchildren: Left: Shirley and Bill King (Dot and Pete's children) Right: Eleanor and Joanne Pinard (Gertrude and Horace's children) kingpeter kingdot monahanGert Allen PLEASE NOTE; THIS WEBSITE IS OPTIMIZED FOR TABLET OR LAPTOPS, Content may be jumbled on a small phone screen...Sorry. Back Row: Eleanor Pinard, Hazel, Florence, Joe and unknown. Middle Row: Joanne Pinard, Gertrude Pinard, Ethel and Alyce. Front/crouching: Doris King, Shirley King and Agatha. Hazel has her arm around Eleanor (Florence's oldest granddaughter/Hazel's niece/Gert's oldest daughter) G ert is holding her daughter Joanne. Dot is holding her daughter Shirley. ​ Below are Dick and Brother Joe Monahan at the Willey Residence. Undated photo courtesy of Bill King. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Agatha Monahan Wallace (near age 100? not sure.) She died only 2 days shy of her 103rd birthday on December 31, 2016. The Youngest Daughter, Agatha, wrote her memories of "Happ enings Growing Up By The Railroad Tracks at Willey House" NOTE TO READER: Agatha w as 88 years old when she penned these words in 2001. The story has been typed for ease of reading. I have taken this from 13 1/2 pages of memories hand -written by Agatha “Babe” Monahan (then Wallace). I have stayed true to her spelling and grammar. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of these memories; she lived them and this is a record of her memories and hers alone. Laurie Hammond Spackman - granddaughter of “Babe’s” eldest sister, Gertrude ​ ​ ​ ​ Willey House Station and flag stop through the years in various states of condition StoryAgtha 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 @ 83.5(Maine Central) 1888-1898- James Mitchell 1898-1903-Joe Monahan family 1903-1941- 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 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. ​ One of Our Newsletters includes a detailed article about the Evans Family. You can find it here, on page 6 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 fireWillard 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

  • Goodrich Falls | Hydroelectric plant | bartlett NH history

    Goodrich Falls Area Upper Bartlett Glen Area Cooks Crossing Goodrich Falls Jericho Intervale Dundee West Side Road Ownership/Regulatory Status ​ The Goodrich Falls hydroelectric project (the “Goodrich Falls project”) presently (as of 2015) owned and operated by the Goodrich Falls Hydroelectric Corporation, a New Hampshire corporation formed in 1977 for the sole purpose of owning and operating the Goodrich Falls project. The history of development, ownership and operation of the Goodrich Falls project is described below. ​ The Goodrich Falls project was constructed in the early 1900’s by Edwin Moody, the owner and operator of the Black Mountain Ski Area and Phil Robertson of the local electric department in Jackson, NH. To attract skiers to Black Mountain, which at that time was known as Moody’s. Edwin Moody and local inventor, George Morton , constructed one of the first ski lifts in NH. The Goodrich Falls project was constructed in concert with the lift in order to provide daytime power for the lift and nighttime power for the skiers staying in Moody’s lodge. Ownership of the project was transferred to the Goodrich Falls Hydroelectric Corporation in 1977 and was operated as an unlicensed facility until its application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for an exemption under Part I of the Federal Power Act. On January 8, 2001, the Goodrich Falls Hydroelectric Corporation (“GFHC”), filed an application to exempt the existing, unlicensed, 550-kilowatt Goodrich Falls project from the licensing requirements set forth under Section 408 of the Energy Security Act and Part I of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The project is located on the Ellis River, in the town of Bartlett , Carroll County, New Hampshire. On March 14, 2002, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the “FERC”) issued an Order Granting Exemption from Licensing (the “Exemption”) for a project 5MW or less, to GFHC for the continued operation of the Goodrich Falls project, FERC Project No. 11870 (see Appendix 1-1). Included in the exemption were additional measures to protect, mitigate adverse impacts to, and enhance project-related environmental resources. ​ Construction of the Goodrich Falls project was completed in 1935 when first power was generated. The project has operated successfully since initial power was generated in 1935. The Turbine Room at Goodrich Falls Hydro Plant. Photo is un-dated so it may not look like this now. Mills. -The first gristmill Hazen Pitman remembers was Joseph Thomp- son's at Centre Bartlett on Ellis river. This was carried off by a freshet years ago. Soon after the road from Jackson to Glen station was opened, Mr Goodrich built a saw and grist mill on the Kails that bear his name, and the site has been ever since occupied by a mill of some sort, a very line one being now there. Allium Allen had a mill close by the present village of Bartlett. This was long in use. Frank George and Levi Rogers bought the property, and the mill was given up in decay. A small mill was in operation on Stillings hrook in Upper Bartlett under the ownership of Samuel Parker. John Pitman linilt a sawmill about islO, near his home on East branch, a mile above the valley road, and Stephen Burbank had a saw and gristmill in Jericho on Rocky Branch. ​ source Merrill History of Carroll County

  • Museum Gift Levels | bartletthistory

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

  • The very early settlers of bartlett 1780 - 1800 The French and Indian Wars fought in the 1700's and skirmishes with the British during this time were not of great global importance but they did set the stage for war heroes to obtain vast tracts of land as reward for their services to their various governments. ​ Such were the times from 1765 to 1775 when then Governors Benning Wentworth and John Wentworth granted a combined 14,000 acres to Colonel Andrew McMillan, Captain William Stark, Lt Vere Royce, Adj Philip Bayley, Major James Gray, and Robert Furniss of the Royal Navy. Most of those who received such grants rarely settled on the land themselves. In 1790 this land became the Town of Bartlett. Most of these grantees had little interest in their land with the exception of William Stark who offered land to anyone who would come and settle. One might wonder if they considered their bequests as a "booby-prize" being isolated and uninhabited lands and nary a Pub for 70 miles ? (editors comment only.) ​ Thus, around 1775 , arrived brothers Enoch and Humphrey Emery along with Nathaniel Harriman. They settled in today's Jericho and their descendants live there to this day. ​ John and Martha Pendexter arrived in the winter of 1776 and settled in the Intervale area and in 1777 came Daniel Fox, Paul Jilly and Captain Samuel Willey who all settled in the upper Bartlett area. ​ Richard Garland came to Bartlett in 1783. A man of considerable stamina, he lived in the Hall Neighborhood near today's Sky Valley about a mile east of the Village. ​ Joseph and Alice Pitman first settled in Harts Location and later moved to Bartlett. Alice is Martha Pendexter's sister. Jonathan Tasker, a revolutionary soldier arrived in Bartlett about 1789. ​ Brothers, Obed and Ebenezer Hall, came from Madbury NH about 1788 and farmed in Upper Bartlett as well as operating a "house of entertainment" in the Village. ​ By June 1790 Bartlett had become an Incorporated town. ​ We today might have a hard time comprehending how difficult it was for our forbears to settle in an untamed wilderness. One may also wonder what thoughts motivated them to move from the relative comforts of southern New Hampshire to an area that offered little except isolation and hardship. They faced the perils of isolation , the fear of Indian raids, the ravages of wild beasts, the wrath of the rapid mountain torrents, the obstacles to communication which the vast wilderness interposed, — every form of discomfort and danger was apparently protection for these grand mountains as impassable barriers to intrusion and occupation. ​ One man once went eighty miles on foot through the woods to a lower settlement for a bushel of salt, the scarcity of which had produced sickness and suffering, and returned with it on his back. Several of the earliest settlers lived for years without any neighbors for miles . One man was obliged to go ten miles to a mill, and would carry a bushel of corn on his shoulder, and take it back in meal. But often these brave men did not even have the corn to be ground : they were threatened with famine, and were obliged to send deputations thirty, fifty, and sixty miles to purchase grain. These families were tried by the freshets that tore up the rude bridges, swept off their barns, and even floated their houses on the meadows. On the Saco intervale, in the year 1800, a heavy rain swelled the river so that it destroyed every cabin and shed that had been built on it. ​ They suffered much from the inadequate legislation of those early times, and their patience was often tried to the utmost, when they sent petition alter petition to the legislature without receiving an answer until years had passed. ​ But these hardships, privations, and sufferings did not dwarf their intellects or diminish their physical powers, and a good character of solidity, intelligence, and industry has ever been connected with the inhabitants of this county. Men distinguished in the domains of law, literature, medicine, and science, with just pride, point to Carroll County as the place of their birth, while the county with equal pride claims them as her sons. Early Settlers Stillings - Garland - Chubbick Emery - Pitman Hall - Pendexter - Tasker - Seavey George - Gilly - Fox - Willey 1793 prominent citizens of Bartlett These Men, and the women who may have accompanied them, might be considered the founders of the Town of Bartlett. The names include: Richard Garland, Enoch Emery, Joseph Hall, Obed Hall, Levi Seavey, Samuel Seavey, Simon Seavey , John Scribner, Jonathan Seavey, James Rogers, Jonathan Place, isick Stanton. James Baset, Samuel Fall, Peter and Nicholas Stillings, Jonathan Tasker, John weeks, Jonathan Hutchins, John wooster, Humphrey Emery, John Pendexter, Joseph Pitman, Levi Chubbuck, george woodes, Thomas Spring, Timothy Walker. Joseph Pinkham, Joseph D. Pinkham. There were others whose lives did not include exceptional traits that would have made them memorable, and like the majority of people, their names are soon forgotten. In the 1780's there were less than 5 non Indian people residing in what is now Bartlett. Fifty years later in 1830 the population had grown to only 644 and to about 775 by 1860. It has taken another 159 years to reach our 2019 population of perhaps 3000 people. This low growth rate, at least by today's standards, demonstrates that only the adventuresome choose to live in this desolate wilderness. Early bridges were no match for raging rivers Details about some of The early pioneers of the 1790's Stillings 1796: Peter Stillings came to Bartlett in 1796 and settled in the extreme upper edge of Town on about 200 acres of land which included all of the land now occupied by Garland's Mountain Home Cabins as well as property on the north side of present day Rte 302. This land extended to the Town line of todays Harts Location and included Sawyers Rock. The land extended to include both sides of the Saco River. Peter's deed was given by George Hart. Later he sold half his land to his son, Samuel. Peter was married to Elizabeth Tuttle in 1770. They had four children, Nicholas in 1773, Peter Jr in 1774, Hannah in 1776 and Samuel in 1780. ​ Samuel Born in March of 1780 . Samuel Stillings, the son of Peter, operated a wayside tavern on the site for about 40 years, probably from 1806 until 1846. In 1846, at the age of 66, Samuel sold his farm and Inn to his son, Nicholas . This rare1860 stereo-graph photo is believed (but not confirmed) to be the Upper Bartlett House or The Stillings Tavern and Stage Stop. It would have been located in the vicinity of today's Mountain Home Cabins on Rte 302. Titus Brown's Tavern was in this area 60 years before, about 1800. Titus Brown Tavern Nicholas Stillings, son of Samuel, may have been born sometime around 1815. He was a teamster who hauled produce from upper Coos County and Vermont to Portland and on the return trip brought salt. From this beginning, about 1835, Nicholas became first, a partner in The Abbott & Osgood Company, a stage line that ran from Conway to Crawford's, and later became the sole owner. Nicholas distinguished his stage company by using only matched gray horses to pull his stages. He operated this company for eleven years during the summer months and used his teams for logging operations during the winter. In 1846 he purchased his father's (Samuel) farm. By 1854 Nicholas had built The Upper Bartlett House , a two story inn, on his father's former farm and Inn. This was located on the north side of Rte 302 near today's Mountain Home Cabins and near the location of the previous Titus Brown Inn . ​ During the brief existance of the Upper Bartlett House it became well known and respected for comfortable beds and good food. It was mentioned in the highly respected "Eastman's White Mountain Guide" Nicholas was a natural showman and hired storyteller's to entertain his guests, and he himself was known to spin many "tall tales", some of which may have actually been true. Nicholas was an energetic and ambitious man and in 1866 he moved to Jackson and in 1869 built a starch factory and a store in that town. In 1876 he built a hotel as well. It was named the Glen Ellis House . During his Bartlett years he served six terms as Selectman and was a State Representative in 1862. He was the recruiting officer in Bartlett to see that sufficient numbers of men were recruited for the Civil War. He himself was a Captain in the Militia. Source: Incidents in White Mountain history - by Rev. Benjamin G. Willey Bartlett, NH Tavern Fire, Apr 1879 THE BARTLETT FIRE.----Our Conway correspondent writes that the loss to Mr. N. T. Stillings of Bartlett, whose tavern stand and out-buildings were destroyed by fire on the 3d, is $5000, with no insurance. The loss will be a heavy one to Mr. S., whose popular tavern and stage lines were so well known among the pilgrims to "the Switzerland of America." The fire is thought to have originated from a defective chimney. The family of Mr. S, was away at the time of the fire. The New Hampshire Patriot, Concord, NH 13 Apr 1879 Garland From the book, "Lucy Crawford's History of the White Mountains": Richard Garland: In December of 1783 Richard Garland was one of only five inhabitants of this location and there were but few inhabitants within 36 miles. Dover was the closest town for purchasing provisions. At one point Mr Garland had a small farm cultivated and one of his neighbors offered him a team of horses if he could find a plow. Mr Garland then went 7 miles and borrowed the nearest one. He carried it home on his back, plowed all day and into the night, then carried the plow back. During this same day he went 2 miles to buy a 50 pound bale of hay, which he also carried home on his back. When Bartlett was incorporated in 1790 Mr Garland was the town's first constable and collector of taxes. Mr Garland also helped Captain Rosebrook in his endeavors to found a highway through the notch by bringing the first load of supplies (rum) through the notch to prove it could be done. And, from "The History of Carroll County", 1889, Georgia Drew Merrill ​ Richard Garland was a soldier of the Revolution, a native of Dover, and lived to an advanced age, dying March 5,1853. His wife was Sarah Watson , of Rochester. Their eldest son, Eben , remained in Bartlett, and married Lydia Hayes , of Rochester. They had three sons, Alexis, Richard, and Otis (the two Latter died young), and four daughters. Alexis made his home in town and married. His four sons were: Benjamin C., Eben O., Richard A., and Fred E. Eben O. is a resident of Bartlett, and carries on merchandising and an Inn, The Garland in the upper Village.. ​ December, 1783, Richard Garland, as he told Lucy Crawford, " was one inhabitant among five who came into that location, and there were but few inhabitants distance of thirty-six miles, mostly woods, and they were seventy-five miles from Dover , where they had to go for their provisions, and had them to draw in a hand-sleigh in the winter over a little bushed path, without a bridge. After several years Mr Garland had a small piece of land under cultivation. Tradition has it that at one time he walked seven miles to plow, as two of his neighbors would each lend him a horse. He carried the plow home on his back, then walked a mile and a half to buy hay. After a good day's work he returned the plow, then went home to his supper, having walked thirty miles. I've seen that the work of planting civilization here was not a holiday play, and the story of Mr Garland could he almost duplicated in the experience of any settler. Out of dangers, hardships, sufferings, and exposure, was loped a kindliness to others, and on this broad and liberal principle was civilization founded. The same spirit is a ruling passion with the descendants of the pioneers who live in town to-day. Another Version of the same story (1889). CAPTAIN NICHOLAS TUTTLE STILLINGS who was for many years well known as a successful business man BORN in Bartlett, April 1:'., 1818, and died in Jackson. Grandfather, Samuel Stillings , an early resident of Bartlett. located in the " Upper District." Samuel, Jr. in 1790 , and learned the trade of ship carpenter, but purchased a piece of wild land on the north side of Bartlett, where Waller Stanton now lives, and after developing it bought the J. B. Brown farm , and kept a wayside inn . Married Martha , daughter of Benjamin and Jane (Folsom) Tuttle. (Mr and .Mrs Tuttle were from Lee, moved to Eaton and then in 1816 to Hart's Location , and subsequently to Jefferson, where they lived out their last days.) The children of Samuel and .Martha (Tuttle) Stillings attaining maturity were: Nicholas T., Alfred, Miiin F., and Clarinda J., who married Elias M.- Hall , of Bartlett. Mr Stillings was an honest, industrious, hard-working farmer. He was never known to deviate from the strictest truth, and lost several lawsuits by telling the facts, without any attempt to omit, pervert, or mystify them. Politically he was a Democrat : religiously a Universalist, and he lived a good and useful life. He died in lStlS. his wife surviving him Nicholas T. Stillings attained a strong and robust physique in his home among the mountains and was noted for his great muscular strength. He worked for his father until his majority, then started in life on his own, purchasing a farm for seven hundred dollars on credit, his only capital being a pair of colts. However he soon took to himself a help- bright, vigorous woman, who with her willing hands helped turn wheels of honest labor with good results. Mr Stillings paid for his farm in seven years. He was obliged to work hard to do this, as money was and labor and stock brought small prices. He would go to Portland, buy a load of salt, and draw it to Vermont and Upper Coos, where he would dispose of it for part money and part produce, with which returned to Portland. In 1846 he bought the farm of his father, and kept a stage tavern until he moved to Jackson. (This house was burned in 1879.) He then commenced lumbering , and not long after purchased the stage-route from the Glen to the Crawford House, and dined the rs at his "hotel." He ran this line summers for eleven years, turning it only with the advent of the railroad. The horses he used in the winter, thus combining two enterprises very successful, a pair of " seven foot" oxen for forty dollars. And fully during his life continued to purchase and operate large tracts of timber. He had an energetic, active temperament was always ready for hard work and the promotion of new enterprises. In 1866 he built a Starch mill in Jackson, and in 1869 removed thither, and. with his daughter Sophronia, established a store as N. T. Stillings & Co . His next work was the building of the Glen Ellis House , which was opened for guests in 1876. This is a solid structure located near the Ellis river. When Mr Stillings was asked why he put so much work into it, and did it so thoroughly, he answered that he was going to build it to stand as a monument to show that he was once on earth . In August, 1839, Mr Stillings married Patience Stanton , daughter of William and Patience Jenkins . She was born in New Durham. August 1817. Their children were: Sophronia , (married Silas M. Thompson, and had one child, Harry Alonzo, born in 1884), who inherits many of her father's characteristics; Alonzo (nee.); Emeline (Mrs .lames Nute. of Bartlett). Democratic in politics, and often serving as selectman in Bartlett and Jackson, Mr Stillings was recognized as a keen business man possessing rare good judgment. He had great perseverance, and when he started an enterprise he invariably carried it through. He was public-spirited and generous toward anything that appeared to him just and right, but was never a time-server, and could not nor would not fall in with every scheme presented to him. He was a captain in the militia and a good disciplinarian. A strong, rugged character, he was one whose personality was in keeping with his surroundings, and impressed himself upon all who knew him. He will not soon he forgot ten. and few have done more tor the benefit of the town. Source: "The History of Carroll County", 1889, Georgia Drew Merrill More Stillings Story This picture shows Mountain Home when James and Emeline Nute owned it. (James with the beard and his son with suit and tie), perhaps Emeline sitting on porch) They operated a large farm extending westward to Silver Springs, Eastward to about where The Bartlett Inn is located today and Northward to the Saco River. The farm also included what was then "Silver Spring Cottage" just a tad to the east on the opposite side of the street. This was formerly a part of the Stillings lands. The Nutes sold the pictured building and land to Clifton and Lucille Garland about 1930. Looks so idyllic - but the reality was much different. Chubbuck Levi Chubbuck Born in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, on 15 Aug 1761 to Jonathan Chubbuck and Hannah Marble. Levi Chubbuck passed away on 16 Jan 1832 in Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire. During the American Revolution he enlisted for a year in 1776 as a fifer, and then re-enlisted for a full three-year tour of duty. He was wounded in his left knee by a musket ball. He was discharged in 1780 at the ripe old age of 19, where after he moved to Bedford, NH, to be with the rest of his family. He applied for a pension but was denied. He apparently got married in Bedford and then moved to Bartlett, NH, where he spent the rest of his life. ​ Between 1785 and 1809 he fathered 12 children, 8 girls, 4 boys. He served Bartlett on a Committee to locate and layout roads in1793. He died comparatively young, but left a large family. His sons Levi and Barnet settled in town, Levi occupying his father's homestead. Hannah married John Thompson, of Conway; Sally married John Carlton; Betsey married a Walker: Jane married David Carlton. Levi the younger married Ann Davis, and had children: Edwin: George; Mary A. ; Emeline (married Hon. (i. W. M. Pitman) ; Rhoda (married Tobias Dinsmore). ​ Sources: Incidents in White Mountain history - by Rev. Benjamin G. Willey https://www.ancestry.com › genealogy › records › levi-chubbuck_91882748 "The History of Carroll County", 1889, Georgia Drew Merrill brooklyncentre.com › trees › getperson Bartlett NH - In the Valley of the Saco - Aileen Carroll - 1990 Lucy Crawford's History of the White Mountains - circa 1860 REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS OF The State of New Hampshire • BOSTON - NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY 15 COURT SQUARE 1902 REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS OF The State of New Hampshire • BOSTON -NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY 15 COURT SQUARE 1902 Captain Nicholas Tuttle Stillings is buried at the Jackson, NH cemetery Here is an interesting account of the 1834 Willey Slide and Rescue as told by Ebenezer Tasker, who was the son of a member of the rescue party. Names mentioned are Edward Melcher, Jonathan Rogers, Samuel Tuttle, Abram Allen, Samuel Stillings and Isaac Fall as members of the group. Reference to Judge Hall's Tavern and Tasker's 116 acre farm. This article was published in The New York Times, August 20, 1894. Here is a link to a PDF version of the story: New York Times Article 1892 Map showing from town line at Harts Location to Chandler's Farm and another showing Center Bartlett and Jericho. Names indicate which family names from 100 years previous still had a presence in the town. You can see these high resolution maps in their entirety at the David Rumsey Map Collection here: Rumsey Maps Early Settlers Stillings - Garland - Chubbick Emery - Pitman Hall - Pendexter - Tasker - Seavey George - Gilly - Fox - Willey

  • historical society | membershio | contact| Bartlett nh

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  • Railroad History | bartlett nh history

    Railroad History Scotty Mallett is working on this section Please check the menu at top left for more pages. More Railroad Pages - Menu Top Right... The Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad was chartered on February 11, 1867 to run from Portland to Fabyan, a junction at Carroll, New Hampshire in the White Mountains, where the Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad would continue west. The tracks reached Bartlett Village in 1873. Their track joined in a ceremony at the summit of Crawford Notch on August 7, 1875, then opened on August 16, 1875. The P&O Railroad Tames Crawford Notch After reaching Bartlett in 1873 the P&O Railroad faced the arduous task of building the rail line through Crawford Notch to Fabyan. It took two years to build that section of less than 20 miles. Our friends at White Mountain History have compiled a very good story and pictures of the challenges facing the railroad builders. White Mountain History - P&O Railroad Bartlett to Fabyan Wiley Brook Bridge Frankenstein Trestle Part of a P&O brochure in 1879 advertising their scenic journey through The White Mountains Notch. More Railroad Pages - Menu Top Right... scottymallett

  • History Bartlett NH village area

    Share Village Area Page 2 The Village Area of Bartlett First page 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 Upper Bartlett Village in the mid 1950's. The outline of the Thermostat Factory is visible behind the cloud of smoke. Photo courtesy Alan Eliason. FOR THOSE NOT ACQUAINTED WITH BARTLETT, The Town is divided into several sub-communities and areas that in their entirety are The Town of Bartlett. The map shows the distinctive neighborhoods. Beginning at the west is The Upper Village, which is most notable for the Josiah Bartlett School. Glen is the central part of the town centering on the junction of Routes 16 & 302. Glen has several subsections, primarily Cooks Crossing (some refer to it as sucker brook) which is the upper section of the West Side Road . Goodrich Falls is the northern area that abuts the Town of Jackson. Jericho is located about a mile west of the Junction of Route 16 & 302 and it encompasses the Rocky Branch area. Intervale is the eastern part of Town beginning at about the junction of Rte 16A Resort Loop and ending at the Scenic Vista and the North Conway Town line. The westerly side of Hurricane Mountain Road up into Kearsarge is also part of Bartlett. Long before Attitash, there were very popular ski runs on Bear Mountain. This photo 1941 looks north towards Mt Washington.The Village was also home to Stanton Slopes , with a rope tow. It operated in the 40's and 50's. It was located in the cleared area about in the center of this picture. For a very good article about all the bartlett Ski Businesses in the early days, go to http://www.skimuseum.org Bartlett, NH Tavern Fire, Apr 1879 THE BARTLETT FIRE.----Our Conway correspondent writes that the loss to Mr. N. T. Stillings of Bartlett, whose tavern stand and out-buildings were destroyed by fire on the 3d, is $5000, with no insurance. The loss will be a heavy one to Mr. S., whose popular tavern and stage lines were so well known among the pilgrims to "the Switzerland of America." The fire is thought to have originated from a defective chimney. The family of Mr. S, was away at the time of the fire. The New Hampshire Patriot, Concord, NH 13 Apr 1879 George Chappee, Tinker Ainsworth, Jimmy Clemons, with a not too happy looking deer. This house is on River Street near the VFW hall. Photo Courtesy of Maureen Hussey The Village was once dominated by the Railroad and most of the residents depended on it for their livelihood. The Village in those days had several restaurants, bars, a movie theatre, hotel and lodgings, a hardware store, several grocery stores and many other commercial activities. By contrast, it is a relatively peaceful village today. G.K. Howard Hardware Store, also on Albany Avenue. Later it was The Thermostat Factory. Going up Albany Ave towards Bear Notch Road it was just across the tracks on the left. Today there are some condo type units in the same spot. There was a building just before the tracks on the right that housed Wimpy Thurston's Grocery Store, later operated by the Jacobson's . The building looked similar to the GK howard Store but without the dormers. Today that site is an empty lot adjacent to the former Garland Inn , and as of 2019 the Hodgkins residence. 1951; Hanging out at the GK Howard Store are Vin at back left, Bucky (Rogerson?) front left, Peggy and Neal Trecarten. Granville K. Howard, Prominent Bartlett Resident Dies In the passing of Granville K. Howard on Nov. 17 at his home after a brief illness, Bartlett has lost one of its outstanding citizens. Born in Hartford, Vt ., in 1864, he was graduated from Dartmouth in the class of 1886 and always kept up his interests in the activities of the college. In 1887 he married Nellie Bailey of Landgrove, Vt ., and two years later he moved to Bartlett . From that time until his retirement in 1946 he was active in business, conducting a general store. In 1912 he built the Howard Hotel , which is now known as Bartlett Hotel. Mr. Howard held many town offices, having served as selectman and as a member of the school board. He was instrumental in forming the Bartlett Water Precinct of which he was treasurer for 51 years. Always interested in the welfare of the town, one of his last acts was to give a plot of land opposite the hotel for a public park . For many years he was active in Osceola Lodge, I. O. O. F. , and was recently awarded his 50 year pin. His counsel and guidance will be missed by the many people who always found him a friend in time of need. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Bartlett Congregational Church.- The Reporter, Thursday, November 24, 1949 -pg 1 Across the Street from G.K HOWARD'S STORE IS THE BOOKER BUILDING ON ALBANY AVENUE. It housed Garland's Store, a Barbershop operated by Claude Dearborn. The Post Office was there until it moved down the street next door to Franklin George's "What Not Shop" by the Park. No Date was provided but probably in the 1945-1955 range. Garlands was a drug store, but also sold clothing, footwear and hardware. It was later operated by Joe Briggs. Arlene Hamel and another lady had a restaurant there as did Henrietta Trecarten and Evelyn Tibbets at a later date. There was also a Bakery on the lower level. If you knew of Stan Smearer and Jenny Sweeney, among others, lived in the apartments upstairs. Village Area Page 1 Village Area Page 2 Village Area Page 3 Village Area Page 4 Village Area Page 5 This picture shows the old General Thermostat Corp Building which was owned by a Mr Frank Reingruber. He lived on the upper floor. He had patented several various forms of thermostats from 1945 to 1971. He probably employed about 30 people. His building was the former G.K. Howard Store. He operated there from the early 1950's to the early 1960's. This editor does not know where he went after his factory closed however he had another thermostat patent approved in 1971, The backside of this July 1957 card is addressed to Mr Russ Hosmer in Wilmerding Penn. and the writer is one Alan T. There is mention of the Edaville Railroad and it sounds like Alan T was a scout looking for old railroad equipment to buy. Not that it has any bearing, but Wilmerding is home to the George Westinghouse Mansion. 1983 Bartlett Village, School in foreground, Bartlett Hotel left side: Ed Pettengill: "I found this on the internet...it said Bartlett NH Aerial photo circa 1983...based on the new wing on the school, and the school bus parked by the garage, that's accurate within a year. The new wing was built around 1980 - I was in eighth grade when they were building it - so that's the oldest the picture could be. If anyone has pictures of Bartlett from either the Bear Notch overlooks, Attitash, or Cave Mountain or Hart's ledge, please post them. Those pictures of Bartlett from overhead are great". Editors Note, this is a Roger Marcoux Photo nute This picture shows Mountain Home when the Nutes owned it and operated a large farm extending westward to Silver Springs, Eastward to about where The Bartlett Inn is located today and Northward to the Saco River. They catered to guests who wanted to stay on a working farm for the summer. This picture shows the Nutes standing in front of their farmhouse. The notation on the back of the card is shown below. Additions? Corrections? Mistakes? Just plain Lies? Please Tell the Website Editor Using the Contact Us Link in the Top Heading ! Village Area Page 1 Village Area Page 2 Village Area Page 3 Village Area Page 4 Village Area Page 5 Village Area Page 2

  • 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

  • West Side Road Area | bartletthistory

    West Side Road Rick Garon ‎ sent us this information about his Great Great Grandmother who lived on the West Side Road in the 1850's. His description below: "Don't know if this means anything, but these are picture of my great great grandmother, Mary Abigail Cook Drown, born in Porter, Maine in 1830 to William Cook and Abigail Bickford. She was the wife of Samuel William Drown. She died in 1923. One picture was taken of the house on West Side Road. Don't know who the child is. possibly my grandmother who was born in 1902. But there were other children of that age in the family at that time. Notice her house on the maps that you posted." Upper Bartlett Glen Area Cooks Crossing Goodrich Falls Jericho Intervale Dundee West Side Road drown A bit fuzzy but readable if you put on your specs. Mary Abigail and husband, Sam, are buried in the Hilltown Cemetery on West Side Road. Sam's headstone is readable while Mary's is probably one that has faded away. The Hilltown area on the West Side Road remains only in memories. There are still one or two cellar holes to be seen and a couple of houses probably of a later vintage. The Hilltown Cemetery is a spot you drive by frequently but difficult to find. It is on the West Side Road, on the right about two miles from the Bartlett end. Look for sharp corner just before the road goes down hill to the river. There's a driveway with a bamboo patch and faint remains of an old house foundation. (Very dangerous driveway to exit...visibility very poor. May be advisable to park somewhere else nearby and walk back to the driveway) We have a few pictures taken at the Hilltown Cemetery a few years ago that can be seen at this link. ​ ​ And more information on the Hilltown area at the next page about the West Side Road. HILLTOWN CEMETERY HILLTOWN Olive Drown 1909 We bet you have never heard of the 1936 Hilltown Landslide on West Side Road. Resident Eugene Hill was killed. THE HILLTOWN SLIDE More West Side Road at this link MORE WEST SIDE ROAD Upper Bartlett Glen Area Cooks Crossing Goodrich Falls Jericho Intervale Dundee West Side Road

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  • Railroad beginnings

    Railroad History Scotty Mallett is working on this section Please check the menu at top left for more pages. More Railroad Pages - Menu Top Right... The Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad was chartered on February 11, 1867 to run from Portland to Fabyan, a junction at Carroll, New Hampshire in the White Mountains, where the Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad would continue west. The tracks reached Bartlett Village in 1873. Their track joined in a ceremony at the summit of Crawford Notch on August 7, 1875, then opened on August 16, 1875. The P&O Railroad Tames Crawford Notch After reaching Bartlett in 1873 the P&O Railroad faced the arduous task of building the rail line through Crawford Notch to Fabyan. It took two years to build that section of less than 20 miles. Our friends at White Mountain History have compiled a very good story and pictures of the challenges facing the railroad builders. White Mountain History - P&O Railroad Bartlett to Fabyan Frankenstein Trestle Wiley Brook Bridge Part of a P&O brochure in 1879 advertising their scenic journey through The White Mountains Notch.

  • Livermore Yankee Article | bartletthistory

    Some of these pages are under construction Yankee Magazine Article - November 1969 Livermore Menu Introduction Timeline 1865-1965 Forever Livermore Article Sawyer River Railroad Saunders Family Nicholas Norcross Shackfords Owners Howarth Card Collection Lumbering Practices Legal Problems Peter Crane Thesis Bits and Pieces The Saunders Sisters prominently riding on the locomotive. Livermore Menu Introduction Timeline 1865-1965 Forever Livermore Article Sawyer River Railroad Saunders Family Nicholas Norcross Shackfords Owners Howarth Card Collection Lumbering Practices Legal Problems Peter Crane Thesis Bits and Pieces

  • Donor Form VCC | bartletthistory

    Museum Donor Form Intro to Your Museum Church - Early History Coming Attractions Museum Floor Plan Progress in Pictures Museum Gifting Levels How to Donate Museum Donor Form Thank You We Sincerely thank you for considering a donation to what will be YOUR Historical Museum. Click the link below to view and print the PDF form. OR click the other link to charge it to a credit card. View & Print the Donor Form Charge it to my Credit Card No Amount is too small. Many small donations add up to substantial amounts. Your support is important to us. PO Box 514 - Bartlett, NH 03812

  • 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

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  • Lodging

    Intervale Area Hotels & Inns Crystal Hills Lodge and ski dorm; later the house of color Upper Village Area Intervale Area Glen Area Historic Lodging Map Historic Lodging Map Below are Carl, Les, Meg and Wendy Brown perhaps 1956 or there-a-bouts'. They operated both the Lodge/Ski Dorm and later transitioned to The House of Color, a massive gift shop with thousands of items. They also featured a large display of native minerals and was a popular advice center for visiting "rock hounds" which was a popular past-time at the time. brown

  • Rolling Stock | bartletthistory

    Rolling Stock of the P&O and Maine Central The term rolling stock in the rail transport industry refers to railway vehicles , including both powered and un-powered vehicles, for example locomotives , railroad cars , coaches , private railroad cars and wagons . The Big Pigs - Mallett Locomotives Mallett Pigs The Railroads Carry the Mail - Mail Cars Rolling Post Offices zz

  • Ski Areas in Bartlett nh | bartlett nh history

    Bartlett Ski Areas past and present This Newsletter features the ski areas that have been, or still are, located in Bartlett. Scroll down to page 6 where the article begins. The Link will open in a new window. Ski Areas in Bartlett We are working on this page.

  • Crawford Notch & Livermore history| bartlett nh

    Crawford Notch and livermore Share We are working on this page. T We know neither of these places are part of Bartlett but their proximity and points of interest are worth exploring. ​ The Livermore collection may be the most comprehensive material to be found all in one place. ​ The story of the Willey Slide of 1826 has been told many times in many publications but this is one of my favorite versions. ​ A hundred years of Railroad Section Houses and their occupants, 1880's to the 1990's ​ Hart's Location - The smallest town in New Hampshire and the first in the Nation to vote. Town Website. Crawford Notch Livermore Some of these pages are under construction The Willey Slide Section Houses Hart's Location Hart's Location Story in Our Summer 2020 Newsletter ArtistChester Harding , American, 1792-1866 Title Dr. Samuel A. Bemis Date1842 Mediumoil on canvas DimensionsUnframed: 36 1/4 × 28 1/4 inches (92.1 × 71.8 cm) Framed: 48 × 39 1/8 × 4 3/4 inches (121.9 × 99.4 × 12.1 cm) Credit LineGift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Accession Number27.538 DepartmentAmerican Art before 1950 The Sitter, Dr. Samuel A. Bemis (Boston, Massachusetts and Hart's Location, New Hampshire, USA). Locations, New Hampshire, USA); 1927, Florence Morey (Bemis, New Hampshire, USA); 1927-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA) The 10th NH Turnpike through Crawford Notch in the White Mountains, incorporated by the NH Legislature in December 1803 , ran westward from the Bartlett / Hart’s Location town line for a distance of 20 miles. In today’s terminology, that would be from about Sawyer’s Rock to the intersection of the Cog Railway Base Station Road with Route 302. It cost a little over $35,000 to build and it was functioning by late 1806. The intent of the investors was to build a road ......snip.......The remainder of this excellent article can be found at the website of White Mountain History. This is the LINK.

  • Willey Slide | bartletthistory

    The 1826 Willey Slide Sad to say, but the Willey Slide, more than any other single event, played a large part in bringing fame, and tourists, to the White Mountain area, SOURCE MATERIAL: THE HEART OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS THEIR LEGEND AND SCENERY BY SAMUEL ADAMS DRAKE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY W. HAMILTON GIBSON “Eyes loose: thoughts close” NEW YORK HARPER & BROTHERS. FRANKLIN SQUARE - 1882 ​ ​ Samuel Adams Drake's Trek Through Crawford Notch in the 1880's For two miles the gorge winds between these mountains to where it is apparently sealed up by a sheer mass of purple precipices lodged full in its throat. This is Mount Willard. The vast chasm glowed with the gorgeous colors of the foliage, even when a passing cloud obscured the sun. These general observations made, we cast our eyes down into the vale reposing at our feet. We had chosen for our point of view that to which Abel Crawford conducted Sir Charles Lyell in 1845. The scientist has made the avalanche bear witness to the glacier, precisely as one criminal is made to convict another under our laws. ​ Five hundred feet below us was a little clearing, containing a hamlet of two or three houses. From this hamlet to the storm-crushed crags glistening on the summit of Mount Willey the track of an old avalanche was still distinguishable, though the birches and alders rooted among the debris threatened to obliterate it at no distant day. ​ We descended by this still plain path to the houses at the foot of the mountain. One and the other are associated with the most tragic event connected with the history of the great Notch. We found two houses, a larger and smaller, fronting the road, neither of which merits a description; although evidence that it was visited by multitudes of curious pilgrims abounded on the walls of the unoccupied building. ​ Since quite early in the century, this house was kept as an inn; and for a long time it was the only stopping-place between Abel Crawford’s below and Captain Rosebrook’s above—a distance of thirteen miles. Its situation, at the entrance of the great Notch, was advantageous to the public and to the landlord, but attended with a danger which seems not to have been sufficiently regarded, if indeed it caused successive inmates particular concern. This fatal security had a lamentable sequel. ​ MOUNT WILLARD FROM WILLEY BROOK. In 1826 this house was occupied by Samuel Willey, his wife, five children, and two hired men. During the summer a drought of unusual severity dried the streams, and parched the thin soil of the neighboring mountains. On the evening of the 26th of June 1826, the family heard a heavy, rumbling noise, apparently proceeding from the mountain behind them. In terror and amazement they ran out of the house. They saw the mountain in motion. They saw an immense mass of earth and rock detach itself and move toward the valley, at first slowly, then with gathered and irresistible momentum. Rocks, trees, earth, were swooping down upon them from the heights in three destroying streams. The spectators stood rooted to the spot. Before they could recover their presence of mind the avalanche was upon them. One torrent crossed the road only ten rods from the house; another a little distance beyond; while the third and largest portion took a different direction. With great labor a way was made over the mass of rubbish for the road. The avalanche had shivered the largest trees, and borne rocks weighing many tons almost to the door of the lonely habitation. ​ This awful warning passed unheeded. On the 28th of August 1826 , at dusk, a storm burst upon the mountains, and raged with indescribable fury throughout the night. The rain fell in sheets. Innumerable torrents suddenly broke forth on all sides, deluging the narrow valley, and bearing with them forests that had covered the mountains for ages. The swollen and turbid Saco rose over its banks, flooding the Intervales, and spreading destruction in its course. ​ Two days afterward a traveler succeeded in forcing his way through the Notch. He found the Willey House standing uninjured in the midst of woeful desolation. A second avalanche, descended from Mount Willey during the storm, had buried the little vale beneath its ruins. The traveler, affrighted by the scene around him, pushed open the door. As he did so, a half-famished dog, sole inmate of the house, disputed his entrance with a mournful howl. He entered. The interior was silent and deserted. A candle burnt to the socket, the clothing of the inmates lying by their bedsides, testified to the haste with which this devoted family had fled. The death-like hush pervading the lonely cabin—these evidences of the horrible and untimely fate of the family—the appalling scene of wreck all around, froze the solitary intruder’s blood. In terror he, too, fled from the doomed dwelling. ​ On arriving at Bartlett , the traveler reported what he had seen. Assistance was dispatched to the scene of disaster. The rescuers came too late to render aid to the living, but they found, and buried on the spot, the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Willey, and the two hired men. The remaining children were never found. ​ It was easily conjectured that the terrified family, alive at last to the appalling danger that menaced them, and feeling the solid earth tremble in the throes of the mountain, sought safety in flight. They only rushed to their doom. The discovery of the bodies showed but too plainly the manner of their death. They had been instantly swallowed up by the avalanche, which, in the inexplicable order of things visible in great calamities, divided behind the house, leaving the frail structure unharmed, while its inmates were hurried into eternity. ​ For some time after the disaster a curse seemed to rest upon the old Notch House. No one would occupy it. Travelers shunned it. It remained untenanted, though open to all who might be driven to seek its inhospitable shelter, until the deep impression of horror which the fate of the Willey family inspired had, in a measure, effaced itself. ​ The effects of the cataclysm were everywhere. For twenty-one miles, almost its entire length, the turnpike was demolished. Twenty-one of the twenty-three bridges were swept away. In some places the meadows were buried to the depth of several feet beneath sand, earth, and rocks; in others, heaps of great trees, which the torrent had torn up by the roots, barricaded the route. The mountains presented a ghastly spectacle. One single night sufficed to obliterate the work of centuries, to strip their summits bare of verdure, and to leave them with shreds of forest and patches of shrubbery hanging to their stark and naked sides. Thus their whole aspect was altered to an extent hardly to be realized to-day, though remarked with mingled wonder and dread long after the period of the convulsion. From the house our eyes naturally wandered to the mountain, where quarry men were pecking at its side like yellow-hammers at a dead sycamore. All at once a tremendous explosion was heard, and a stream of loosened earth and bowlders came rattling down the mountain. So unexpected was the sound, so startling its multiplied echo, it seemed as if the mountain had uttered a roar of rage and pain, which was taken up and repeated by the other mountains until the uproar became deafening. When the reverberation died away in the distance, we again heard the metallic click of the miners’ hammers chipping away at the gaunt ribs of Mount Willey. ​ How does it happen that this catastrophe is still able to awaken the liveliest interest for the fate of the Willey family? Why is it that the oft-repeated tale seems ever new in the ears of sympathetic listeners? Our age is crowded with horrors, to which this seems trifling indeed. May we not attribute it to the influence which the actual scene exerts on the imagination? One must stand on the spot to comprehend ; must feel the mysterious terror to which all who come within the influence of the gorge submit. Here the annihilation of a family is but the legitimate expression of that feeling. It seems altogether natural to the place. The ravine might well be the sepulchre of a million human beings, instead of the grave of a single obscure family. FIRST HOUSE IN THE NOTCH. The Willey House is the oldest building erected in the Notch. This was built in the year 1793, by a Mr. Davis, to accommodate the unfortunate storm-bound traveler , who, from curiosity, or on business, might dare the dangers of this wild pass. Then a little grassy meadow stretched along the bank of the Saco; tall rock-maples, and a towering mountain barrier, rose in the background from this little home of the pilgrim. How like a cool shadow of a great rock was this retreat among the frowning crags ! But the thundering avalanche came, and, since August 28th, 1826, the spirit of desolation has brooded over that fated spot. How lonely there is the dirge of the high wind, as it sweeps down that solitary chasm; and the wail of the sunset breeze, with the loud requiem of the on-rushing hurricane, is most mournful, for human bones are there palled in an avalanche's ruins.' Source: Historical Relics of the White Mountains: Also , A Concise White Mountain Guide By John H. Spaulding 1862. Website Editor's note: The "Mr Davis" referred here may have been the father of Nathaniel Davis, who was the son in law of Abel and Hannah Crawford. Nathaniel Davis completed the Davis Path up Mt Crawford in 1845. The original Willey House as it appeared in 1866. In 1898 It was destroyed by fire. "The Ambitious Guest" is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne . First published in New-England Magazine in June of 1835 , it is better known for its publication in the second volume of Twice-Told Tales in 1835 . [edit ] Plot A man visits a family on a mountain side that is a famous stop for people who travel on the route. The family asks him to stay, then the mountain begins to tremble but the father reassure that the mountain won't go down, and he has a hideaway in the event that it does. The stranger gives them some advice and the mountain became to fall. They ran to the safe house but didn't make it. The snow never hit the house. Some people noticed that they were gone but nobody knew the stranger. The basis of the story is the Willey tragedy of Crawford Notch , New Hampshire . ambitious Sources: Incidents in White Mountain history - by Rev. Benjamin G. Willey https://www.ancestry.com › genealogy › records › levi-chubbuck_91882748 "The History of Carroll County", 1889, Georgia Drew Merrill brooklyncentre.com › trees › getperson Bartlett NH - In the Valley of the Saco - Aileen Carroll - 1990 Lucy Crawford's History of the White Mountains - circa 1860 REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS OF The State of New Hampshire • BOSTON - NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY 15 COURT SQUARE 1902

  • Livermore 3 Shackford | bartletthistory

    Anchor 1 Anchor 2 The Shackfords' at Livermore and a 1977 Reporter Press article written by Janet Hounsell in 1977. Some of these pages are under construction Livermore Menu Introduction Timeline 1865-1965 Forever Livermore Article Sawyer River Railroad Saunders Family Nicholas Norcross Shackfords Owners Howarth Card Collection Lumbering Practices Legal Problems Peter Crane Thesis Bits and Pieces ABOUT THE AUTHOR, Janet Hounsell ​ Janet Hounsell, 83, of Conway, N.H., died Sept. 3, 2009 From 1971 to 1983, she was a reporter-photographer for the former North Conway (N.H.) Reporter. She also was a columnist for the then-Laconia Evening Citizen and contributed to the Conway Daily Sun, Carroll County Independent of Center Ossipee, and the Berlin Reporter. all in New Hampshire. She leaves her husband, Carl; a daughter, Carla Marie; three granddaughters. ​ source material: Hounsell, Janet Macallister GO See a You Tube video where Tom Monahan shares his recollections of Livermore during the 1940's and 50's. Here's the link Livermore Menu Introduction Timeline 1865-1965 Forever Livermore Article Sawyer River Railroad Saunders Family Nicholas Norcross Shackfords Owners Howarth Card Collection Lumbering Practices Legal Problems Peter Crane Thesis Bits and Pieces

  • Cooks Crossing Area | bartletthistory

    Upper Bartlett Glen Area Cooks Crossing Goodrich Falls Jericho Intervale Dundee West Side Road

  • Frankenstein Godfrey | bartletthistory

    Godfrey Nicholas Frankenstein 1820 - 1873 Frankenstein Cliff and Trestle in Crawford Notch Story by Scotty Mallett - Railroad Historian Godfrey N. Frankenstein was born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1820. He and his family fled and immigrated to America in 1831 eventually settling in Ohio. The 1830’s wave of emigration from Germany was caused chiefly by economic hardships, including unemployment and crop failures. Many Germans also left to avoid wars and military service. In some cases, government entities encouraged poor citizens to emigrate. Godfrey had 3 siblings, all of whom became artists. At the age of 13 he became a sign painter and at the age of 19 was a portrait painter. In 1841 he founded and was the first president of the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts. ​ When he was 24, in 1844, he went to Niagara Falls. The grandeur of the Falls impressed upon him a new direction. Over a nine year period he would paint hundreds of scenes of the Falls all from different perspectives. Beginning in 1853 he then began a five year process to transfer the sketches to canvas. He picked 80 to 100 good drawings and copied each one to single panels that stood at least eight feet high. The end product was a roll of canvas that when unfurled was nearly 1000 feet long. Frankenstein cleverly juxtaposed scenes from different years to show the changes. In 1858 he began to show them to audiences, mostly in New York City, one at a time, like a moving picture, telling a story in the process. At fifty cents per person to see the show it was a success beyond his expectations. ​ In 1867, Frankenstein traveled to Europe and spent two years abroad painting many mountain landscapes. Below, "The Mill Pond" in Ohio ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Godfrey had a great love of the White Mountains and when traveling there he stayed with Dr. Samuel Bemis (1793–1881) at his stone cottage in Crawford Notch, later known as the Inn Unique and currently The Notchland Inn, and he formed a friendship with Bemis. Dr. Bemis owned most of the Crawford Notch at that time and named the cliffs and the gulf below after his friend Frankenstein. It is said that Mr. Frankenstein painted many White Mountains scenes yet these paintings are hard to find. ​ Frankenstein would die in 1873 at his home in Springfield, Ohio. Two years later, in 1875, when the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad built the Railroad through Crawford Notch the trestle that stands today was named Frankenstein Trestle. ​ ​ Sources: https://unrememberedhistory.com/tag/godfrey-nicholas-frankenstein/ ​ http://www.cowhampshireblog.com/2006/05/28/new-hampshire-when-frankenstein-roamed-the-white-mountains/ ​ https://www.hisour.com/godfrey-frankenstein-15867/ ​ https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/portrait-godfrey-frankenstein-8570 ​ Godfrey Frankenstein's 1848 Painting of "Mount Washington Over Tuckerman's Ravine" can be found at this link. http://whitemountainprints.org/Godfrey_Frankenstein.html

  • Historic Lodging and Hotels Bartlett NH

    Share Lodgings in the upper village area - Page 2 Village Area Lodging Page 1 Village Area Lodging Page 3 Upper Village Area Intervale Area Glen Area Historic Lodging Map Silver Springs Tavern and Cabins : The building pictured here in 1944 burned and was replaced with the existing building. This property once belonged to GK Howard, then Howard and Sadie Lowd who sold it to C.I. Pendelton. In the late 1940s it was owned by Henry Mead . Eventually Emil Hanson rented it and in 1971 Clinton Burke bought the business. Later Jerry and Dora English managed it. In 1976 the Schoen family took over and operated it as a popular campground until their retirement in about 2000. The building has been unused since then and the campground closed.. This photo dated 1938 This was called The Forest Inn located in Bartlett Village on the corner of Forest Ave and Rte 302.. In 1890 Frank George sold the land and probably the existing building to Clementine Lawlis. She operated it as an Inn until her death in the mid 1950's, Clementine left the property to her only survivor, Hazel Amadon, who lived near Portland Maine. Hazel sold the property in 1955 to R.G. Hazelton but it is not known how he utilized the property but he resold it to Leland Walsh in 1958. Leland Walsh was a 1st cousin to Sonny and Robert Pettengill. He was the son of their Father's Sister Ester who lived in VT. In 1967 the property was sold to Edmund and Ruth Pettengill and it remains with their descendants now (2020). Frank George probably acquired the property between 1860 and 1885 as part of many transactions in which he purchased more than a thousand acres of land in the Bartlett area from Parker, Stillings, Rogers, Towle and Hall to name just a few. For some period of time in the 1930's Silver Springs was called Howard's Camp . These Photos are titled "Howard's Camp" and dated 1930 on the back. It is recognizable as the later named Henry Mead's Silver Springs Campground. Today (2019) you will find it as an un-named building about a half mile east of the Harts Location Town Line. The building shown here was destroyed by fire and re-built. The once famed Sawyer's Rock is just around the corner on the left. It has been mostly blasted away to widen the road. Historic Lodging Map Hotels Lodging Page 1 Continue to page 2 Continue to page 3 Glendennings Cabins were owned and operated by Ray Glendenning in the 1930's. Each of the ten cabins was just large enough for a bed and a burea. They were located just east of the Bartlett Town Ball Field. There are just two of these buildings still standing, one of which was recently repaired and resided. The Pines is today's Bartlett Inn . This photo is from about 1915. The building dates from about 1885 and was originally the private residence of "Big Jim" Donahue who was also a familiar name in the lumbering operations at Livermore . As Livermore came to an end, by 1925 the Donahue's were catering to tourists and called their Inn The Pines. The Donahue's also operated a store in the Village (Later Mallett's). The Pines also had the only tennis courts in town. During the 1930's the Donahue's were doing so well they added more units, in the form of cottages. In the 1940's the property was purchased and operated by Claire and Paul Birnkammer who remained for thirty years when in 1970 they sold to Barbara Stone , followed by Don and Chere Meegan , followed by Mark Dindorf in 1985. T he Gateway Cottages, later The Target, then The Abenaki Motel. These have been connected to be one structure and still exist next door to the Bartlett Village Ball Park (Blackfly Field).These were operational from the 1930's to the 1990s. The main Inn building dates back to 1890 and was operated as The Gateway, by the Sweet family. The cottages were added in the 1930's. In 1961 the property was purchased by Doug Williams and Stuart & Anna Walker, all of Canadian background. In 1963 Mr. Williams became the sole owner. In 1971 he changed the name from Target to Abenaki. The three original cabins were joined with three new units being added, making a six unit motel. There were four cottages behind the main building. The main Inn burned sometime during the 2010's and the "motel" has been unused. Picture Below is The Gateway, 1940's. In 1961 it became The Target and in 1963 was renamed The Abenaki. Description at left. The Gateway Office Sign - not dated ​ It appears to be lit by a kerosene lantern.. Historic Lodging Map Hotels Lodging Page 1 Continue to page 2 Continue to page 3 skyValley Sky Valley Motor Court: In 1945 Alan & Libby Eliason came to Bartlett from Chestertown, Maryland, where Alan operated a professional photographic studio. Alan and Libby intended the cottage business to be a summer only endeavor so he could keep himself busy while he escaped his allergies, then known as ‘hay fever.’ ​ In 1946, Alan and Libby purchased the property and established Sky Valley Motor Court on the former French Farm about one mile east of Bartlett Village. A brief history of the Sky Valley property. This property was a part of the 1793 farm of Obed Hall , one of Bartlett's first pioneers. A part of it was also known as The Timothy George Farm. ​ In 1898 Ida Hall (a descendant of Obed) sold a part of the property to Edgar Stevens, who at that time was the proprietor of the Cave Mountain House in the Village. In 1921 Edgar Stevens’ heirs (Don and Blanche Hobbs and James and Bertha Cook ) sold the property to Orin A. Cook . ​ Orin operated a farm and an inn known as Maple Dale Cottage. By the 1950's Maple Dale Cottage was operated by Andrew and Anna-Marie Arendt , who came to Bartlett from Germany shortly before the beginning of WW II. Andrew was a meticulous flower and vegetable gardener and the area that is now the parking lot of the Penguin Ski Club was once filled with flowers and shrubs of all varieties. The Arendts are both buried in the Catholic Cemetery just down the street, (see headstone picture below) and Maple Dale Cottage became the Penguin Ski Club in the mid 1960's. ​ Another 88 acre section of Obed Hall's Farm, later known as the Maybury lot , passed from a John T. Wentworth to Nathan French in 1855. That section remained in the French family until 1908 when it passed on to Lavinia Maybury by will. Lavinia sold the property to Orin Cook in 1918. ​ It's interesting that when the Eliasons were looking for property to buy, they almost purchased the abandoned property then known as the Stilphen Farm , today's Storybook Inn , but the superb mountain vistas from the French farm swayed the decision, even though Stilphen's was a better location. Alan said most of his business decisions were often made for the wrong reasons, but personal preferences usually ruled over business sense. Not a bad credo. ​ Sky Valley first consisted of nine cabins that were popular at the time. By 1955 ten modern motel units were added, along with the first swimming pool in the area. Since there were very few eating establishments in the immediate area at that time, Alan and Libby also built and operated "The Poolside Restaurant " on the property, along with a gift shop added about 1958. Many folks in the Village worked at Sky Valley at one time or another. Lillian Sanborn made all the pastries and desserts for the restaurant, and her daughters, Evelyn and Ellen , along with the daughters of farmer Harry Rogers , (Rogers’ Crossing) and Harry's niece Betty Jackson, were among the housekeepers. Lillian’s son Henry ran what may have been the first trash collection business in Bartlett. Alan’s son, David , remembers the big old truck loading up all the trash, with separate containers for anything suitable to feed the pigs Henry kept. Donna Ward worked at Sky Valley for at least ten years, first tending to Eliason's children and later on the front desk. The "summer only idea" did not last - by 1956. With full backing from their children, Alan and Libby moved the family from Chestertown permanently to Bartlett, although the business did not open for winter guests until the early 1970's. ​ To supplement his income, Alan became a real estate broker first working with Wimpy Thurston , who briefly owned a store in the Village at that time. Alan was later associated with Leland Realty in the development of Tyrol Ski Slopes , and later with Country Squire Realty in North Conway along with Ellsworth Russell, who was a prominent citizen of Eaton. ​ Alan continued to operate the business until 1968 when it was sold to Mr. John Chase . However, by 1971 Alan was once more the owner when Chase defaulted on the mortgage. About this time Alan's son, David, was in college and helped out in the business as time permitted. In 1975 Alan retired from Sky Valley and David agreed to take over the operation full time, with a one year contract. ​ Forty four years later Dave and his siblings sold the property to Little Angels Service Dogs, owned by Kyler and Darlene Drew of Intervale. Dave was one of the longest serving innkeepers in the Mt. Washington Valley! Most sensible hotel/motel operators have enough sense to "move along" after ten or fifteen years...or less. Dave is also your humble Bartlett Historical Society Web site editor. Alan returned to Maryland permanently in 2008, where he died at the same house where he was born in 1921. 1948 front sign on Route 302 These type of cottages were very popular in the 1950's and 1960's. As with all things, their popularity declined in the 1970's and many similar operations were no longer viable. Sky Valley kept up with the times with a series of renovations until the mid 2010's when many businesses could not compete with the influx of chain hotels and condominiums in the area. In 2019 the business was sold to Little Angels Service Dogs operated by Josh Drew with his parents Darlene and Kyler . If you grew up in Bartlett from the mid 1950's through the mid 1980's you probably learned to swim at the Sky Valley Pool with Red Cross Swimming Instructors. Sky Valley operated for about 70 years from the late 1940's until 2019. November 2019: The old restaurant building above (on the left) and all the little cabins were demolished to make way for a new campground being constructed by Dick Goff. (The cabin on the left remains as of April 2021). Coles Cabins and Coles Restaurant were operated by Henry and Sadie Cole beginning about 1935. It is said that Sadie had quite a temper and one needed to be alert for fry pans flying around. Lewis Mead purchased the cabins and restaurant in 1955 and the bigger house in the background is where Lewis and Sandra Mead live. Lewis died in 2008. You can see the gas pumps that, in 1935, were in the driveway of the main house. The pumps were later moved eastward to the front of the cabin office. The cabins and restaurant building later became A Better Life Cabins although they never used the restaurant building. Their office was in a smallish building in front of the cabins, which doubled as a convenience store. In the 1960's Winston Marcoux operated the store for a year or two. As of this writing (2020) the restaurant and cabins have been demolished to make way for a new campground being built by Dick Goff of West Side Road in Bartlett. Pictured below are the Cole's in 1924 on a berry picking expedition. The Dunrovin Inn was originally the private Residence of GK Howard and before he opened the Howard Hotel he had taken in travellers at this location. Eventually he sold the building to Elizabeth and John OConnell. They operated it as an Inn until 1945. The postcard below, with a postmark of 1948, states the owners as George and Hazel Bennett of Jackson. The building now serves as the Brettl-hupfers ski club. Click on the image for a large size, and click on the postcard back side to read the message dated August 1948. Photo postcard courtesy Michael Bannon. John Whyte's Villager Motel is located about a mile east of the Village. It was built in the 1960's. Mr Whyte operated it for a number of years before selling to Mr. & Mrs Zerveskes. They added about 15 more units on the right side of this picture. The Zerveskes lasted about 15 years before retiring to Florida in the 1990's. There have been a few other owners in the meantime and it is still operational today (2019). Editors note: My memory is a bit foggy on these details. Please send any corrections to me using the contact form. Thank you, Contact CRAWFORD NOTCH POSTCARD DATED 1913 on the back side. Probable location is about a half mile west of where Silver Springs Campground was located. We are looking east and Sawyers Rock is around the bend on the right side. This card scanned from the collection of Michael Bannon. Upper Village Area Intervale Area Glen Area Historic Lodging Map OMISSIONS - ERRORS - MISTAKES - JUST PLAIN LIES? PLEASE TELL US: Contact Historic Lodging Map Upper Village Hotels Lodging Page 1 Upper Village Lodging Page 2 Upper Village Lodging Page 3

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