Milton and The New Hampshire Farm Museum

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Milton, once a parish of Rochester, became an official town in 1802, when Lt. Elijah Horn established the first public meeting house at his home on Plummer's Ridge. For years a quiet farming community, Milton became a booming mill town when the area's ice industry experienced tremendous success in the 1880s. The Milton Ice Company, one of five such businesses in town, shipped up to 100 carloads of ice to Boston every day. The town's location as a halfway mark between Boston and the White Mountains also made it a popular stopping place for travelers. In Milton and the New Hampshire Farm Museum, Sarah Ricker takes us on a visual tour through this historic town, illustrating the town's progress in rare images that date from the 1880s to the 1930s. View landmarks in the central areas of town, including West Milton, Central Milton, and Plummer's Ridge, and the various mills that have fostered the community's economic growth. As you leaf through the pages of this book, you will take an amazing trip back in time to the early days of this close-knit community. Along the way, you'll discover the Jones Farm—before it became the New Hampshire Farm Museum—and meet such prominent citizens as Robert Edmund Jones, the man who perfected Technicolor.
ISBN: 9780738564029
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Hampshire
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With over 200 photographs contributed by numerous residents and local organizations, Sarah Ricker has created an enduring tribute to her home town that will be treasured by readers of all ages.
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