Posts Tagged: 20th century logging era



Swift River Railroad, New Hampshire

Boulder Loop Trail - Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire
Swift River Railroad, New Hampshire - The Swift River Railroad was a logging railroad in the Swift River Valley of the New Hampshire White Mountains. It was operated by the Conway Company and was in operation from 1906-1916. The railroad began in Conway, at the Conway Company’s sawmill, and traveled up the Swift River Valley following the Swift River and much of today’s Kancamagus Scenic Byway....[Continue reading] ...

Historic Logging Camps, White Mountains

East Branch & Lincoln Railroad
Historic Logging Camps, White Mountains - Most of this summer season I have been documenting history and culture subjects in the New Hampshire White Mountains. The last few blog articles have been historical in nature so today I am going to continue with this theme and introduce you to the late nineteenth and twentieth century camps of White Mountains logging era.....[Continue reading] ...

James E. Henry, White Mountains History

J.E. Henry Burial Site - Glenwood Cemetery, Littleton, NH
James Everell Henry, East Branch & Lincoln Railroad - J.E. Henry died at his home in Lincoln, New Hampshire on April 18, 1912. He was a 19th and 20th century timber baron best known for his logging practices and building of the Zealand Valley and East Branch & Lincoln Railroads (1893-1948) in the New Hampshire White Mountains. He forever changed the landscape of the White Mountains with his "cut it all" logging practices....[Continue reading] ...

Sawyer River Railroad, New Hampshire

Mount Carrigain - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Sawyer River Railroad, New Hampshire - The Sawyer River Railroad, operated by the Daniel Saunders Family, was a ten-mile long logging railroad in the New Hampshire White Mountains. It was in operation from 1877-1928 and was one of the last logging railroads to operate in New Hampshire...[Continue reading] ...