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 Forest Supervisor Clifford Graham, the Fabyan Guard Station is located along the old Jefferson Turnpike (now Old Cherry Mountain Road) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

I have driven pass this cabin for years and always wondered what the history of it was. Turns out the cabin played an important roll in the early days of the White Mountain National Forest.

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
 

The Fabyan Guard Station is the last remaining guard station in the White Mountain National Forest. Spruce logs from the surrounding area were used to build the cabin. And it was the first permanent structure built on White Mountain National Forest land by Forest Service. Interesting piece of White Mountain history!

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
 

The good news is future restoration of the Fabyan Guard Station is in the works. If you're interested in helping restore the Guard Station see the HistoricCorps page. They have scheduled work events in July of 2014.

You can license any of the above images for usage in publications by clicking on the image you are interested in. And you can view more images of the Fabyan Guard Station here.

Happy image making..


 

Update: The Fabyan Guard Station has been restored.

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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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