Fabyan Guard Station, White Mountains

The Fabyan Guard Station - Built in 1923 by Clifford Graham along the old Jefferson Turnpike (now Old Cherry Mountain Road) in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. It's the last remaining guard station in the White Mountain National Forest. The cabin was built using spruce logs from the surrounding area.
Fabyan Guard Station – White Mountains, New Hampshire.
 

Fabyan Guard Station, White Mountains – Built in 1923 by Clifford L. Graham, the Fabyan Guard Station is a 16 by 20 foot one room log cabin located along old Cherry Mountain Road (the old Jefferson Turnpike) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Graham would eventually become Supervisor of the White Mountain National Forest.

Built of spruce logs from the surrounding area, the Fabyan Guard Station was the first administrative building built by Forest Service on White Mountain National Forest land. And today, it is the last remaining guard station in the White Mountain National Forest. According to Forest Service, in 1923, it cost $75.00 to build this cabin. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 2018.

The Fabyan Guard Station - Built in 1923 by Clifford Graham along the old Jefferson Turnpike (now Old Cherry Mountain Road) in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. It's the last remaining guard station in the White Mountain National Forest. The cabin was built using spruce logs from the surrounding area.
Fabyan Guard Station – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

This guard station had a horse corral and a barn, and the water came from a stream near the cabin. Guard stations, like the Fabyan Cabin, housed Forest Guards (employees of Forest Service). The job of the Forest Guard was to protect the forest; they had numerous responsibilities throughout the year. And this cabin played an important roll in the early years of the White Mountain National Forest.

If your adventures (maybe hiking the Cohos Trail) ever bring you to old Cherry Mountain Road, this one of kind cabin is worth a stop. You can license any of the above images for usage in publications by clicking on the image. And you can view more images of this unquie guard station here.

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Update: the Fabyan Guard Station was restored in 2014.

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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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3 Responses to “Fabyan Guard Station, White Mountains”

  1. Susan Hildreth-Brown

    Clifford Graham is my grandfather. He died 2 years before I was born from pneumonia while in the hospital for knee surgery. Thank you for sharing the photos of the Fabyan Gaurd Station. Susan

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    • Erin Paul Donovan

      Hi Susan,

      The Fabyan Guard Station is a great piece of White Mountains history. If you haven’t visited this cabin yet, make a point to do so if you are ever in the area. It’s a great site!

      Reply

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