The Franconia Gateway

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Of the several entrances to the White Mountains, none is more majestic than the Franconia Gateway. The gateway begins in the valley of the Pemigewasset River and reaches through broad meadows, between jagged mountains, alongside quiet pools and cascades of sparkling water, into the wilderness of Franconia Notch and beyond. Altogether, this region contains more historical secrets and hidden treasures than any other part of the White Mountains. The Franconia Gateway opens the way from a new perspective. With nearly one hundred fifty breathtaking views and fascinating stories, this history and guide leads from lore of the Native Americans, explorers, and early entrepreneurs to the logging boom years and the subsequent preservation era on to the days of the artists and poets and, ultimately, the tourists. The journey progresses through the communities of Plymouth, Campton, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock, and Franconia, and includes all the wonder and mystery of sites such as the Lost River, the Flume, and the Old Man of the Mountain.
ISBN: 9780738510415
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Hampshire
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Bruce D. Heald, Ph.D.-historian, educator, and author-has filled The Franconia Gateway with all the romance and excitement of the mountains and their noble history. He has created a highly readable and informative guide that will appeal to everyone: those who have been to the White Mountains, those who plan to go, and even those who may never get there.
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