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Mt Willard Section House Vandalism

Crawford Notch State Park - Mt. Willard Section House
Mt Willard Section House Vandalism - In April 2016 the Conway Scenic Railroad, on their Facebook page, posted that the Evan’s family monument at the Mt Willard Section House site had been recently vandalized. I visited the section house site last month and was disappointed to see the vandalism. The monument looks to be permanently damaged. The Mt. Willard Section House site is located along the old Maine Central Railroad in New Hampshire, next to the historic Willey Brook Trestle, ...

Kedron Flume, Crawford Notch State Park

Kedron Flume, Crawford Notch State Park
Kedron Flume, Crawford Notch State Park - Kedron Flume is located on Kedron Brook in Harts Location of New Hampshire. The flume can be reached by parking at the hiking parking lot along Route 302, next to the Willey House, in Crawford Notch State Park. From the parking lot hike the Kedron Flume Trail (starts behind the Willey House) for three quarters of a mile until....[Continue reading] ...

English Jack, Hermit of Crawford Notch

English Jack - Hermit of Crawford Notch
English Jack, Hermit of Crawford Notch: English Jack, known as the "Hermit of Crawford Notch”, died on April 24, 1912. Born in London, his real name was John Vials, and he came to Crawford Notch to work on the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad. You can read his obituary in the New York....[Continue reading] ...

Willey Brook Trestle, World War 1 Guard Duty

Willey Brook Trestle - Crawford Notch, New Hampshire
Willey Brook Trestle, World War 1 Guard Duty - When the United States entered into World War 1 in April 1917, there was great concern that important sites along transportation routes, such as railroad bridges, would be blown up. Soldiers were responsible for protecting these sites. And one month after the United States entered into the war, Private L. Dudley Leavitt and seven other National Guardsmen of the First Vermont Infantry were assigned six weeks guard duty of the Willey ...

Mt Willard Section House, Crawford Notch

Maine Central Railroad - Mt. Willard Section House, White Mountains New Hampshire
Mt Willard Section House, Crawford Notch - Above is the historic Mt Willard Section House (c. 1900) and the Willey Brook Bridge along the old Maine Central Railroad in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire. Completed in August 1875 by the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad, the building of this railroad was an amazing accomplishment in the 1800s, but to also build a house on the edge of it makes this an incredible story...[Continue reading] ...

Willey Brook Falls, Crawford Notch

Willey Brook Falls - White Mountains, NH
Willey Brook Falls, Crawford Notch - These falls are an impressive series of cascades located on Willey Brook, above Willey Brook Trestle, on the side of Mount Willard in Crawford Notch State Park of New Hampshire. The real adventure is just getting to them, which can be tricky if you use the wrong route...[Continue reading] ...