Weeks Act Celebration 100th Anniversary

A hiker crosses over Franconia Brook on a foot bridge. At the end of this bridge hikers enter into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Old abutments from Trestle 7 along the old the East Branch & Lincoln Logging Railroad bed are used to support this foot bridge. Located in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA. The East Branch & Lincoln Railroad operated from 1893 - 1948. (Erin Paul Donovan)
East Branch & Lincoln Railroad – Trestle 7 abutments put to good use
 

March 1, 2011 – Celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act.  
One hundred years ago today, President William Howard Taft signed the Weeks Act into law. 

Why is the Weeks Act important? Main reason is the logging practices of the 19 & 20th century timber barons are forever gone and the wilderness is protected for all future generations to enjoy. Something to think about as you cross over the footbridge into the Pemigewasset Wilderness this year.

The above abutments that support the footbridge are from the old Trestle 7, which was used by the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad to cross Franconia Brook in Lincoln, New Hampshire USA. 

1) View our 19th – 20th Century Logging Era Imagery 

2) View all our White Mountains, NH Logging Era Imagery

Enjoy!

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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