The Lower Mount Washington Valley: Albany - Tamworth - Ossipee

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The Lower Mount Washington Valley became the gateway to the entire valley in the 1700s. Settlers saw both the scenery and the possibilities of the deep and steady rivers for water power and travel, the timber for homes, the rich earth for planting, and the abundance of food in forests and streams. The early years were not easy, and men and women faced the challenges of the wilderness: hard work, fierce wildlife, possible injury, and loneliness. Seekingcompanionship, families bonded together and created asense of community amidst the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire's expansive north country. This collection of photographs, many never beforepublished, graphically illustrates the beauty of the area, the strength and character of its people, and the simple and practical lines of the early homes, mills, and one-room schoolhouses. It depicts the gradual changes that took place over a century of life, from the 1850s to the 1950s. Tough, strong men and women, the early settlers often became landowners of substance. They left a legacy of the same qualities to their descendants, many of whom are still living in the Lower Mount Washington Valley.
ISBN: 9780738562216
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Hampshire
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jean Ulitz, retired Tamworth librarian, and Mabel Hidden, president of the Tamworth Historical Society, have put together and co-edited several works of local history. Their affection for the valley and knowledge of its history are evident in this remarkable tribute to the area's past.
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