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Charles Meakin Royal Ironstone

Franconia Notch - Lincoln, New Hampshire
Charles Meakin Royal Ironstone - This artifact (a piece of Charles Meakin Royal Ironstone China) remains in the general area of today's Flume Gorge Visitor Center in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. This is how the artifact was found; artifacts are protected and should be left where they are found. Based on the marking, this ironstone china was made by Charles Meakin at the Burslem works in England from 1870-1882..[Continue reading] ...

Franconia Notch Book

Franconia Notch Book (Images of America) by Erin Paul Donovan
Franconia Notch Book (Images of America series) - For the last one and a half years, I have been working on a photo history book that focuses on Franconia Notch. I am excited to announce that it is now public! Copies of the book can be purchased directly through my website, and it can also be purchased at numerous retail locations throughout New Hampshire. Published by Arcadia Publishing, with the use of archival photographs, Franconia Notch explores the rich and ...

2023 Year in Review, White Mountains

South Branch of the Gale River - Bethlehem, New Hampshire
2023 Year in Review, White Mountains - Another year gone! Here in the White Mountains, the weather has been some of the strangest we have seen. As of today, there is just a dusting of snow in our front yard, and the White Mountains region is recovering from a major rainstorm. All the snow that was at the lower elevations melted during the rainstorm. At this point, we need a blizzard....[Continue reading] ...

Profile and Franconia Notch Railroad

Profile and Franconia Notch Railroad
Profile and Franconia Notch Railroad - On July 11, 1878, the state of New Hampshire approved an act to incorporate the Profile and Franconia Notch Railroad. The incorporators were Richard Taft, Charles H. Greenleaf (owners of the Flume House and Profile House), Nathaniel White, Joseph A. Dodge, Josiab T. Vose, John H. George, Walter Aiken, Emmons Raymond, John G. Sinclair, John G. Eaton, and Warren F. Daniell. In operation from 1879-1921, this roughly ten-mile long narrow gauge railroad serviced only ...

Sentinel Pine Covered Bridge

Sentinel Pine Covered Bridge - Franconia Notch State Park
Sentinel Pine Covered Bridge - Located in New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch State Park is the picturesque Sentinel Pine Covered Bridge. Built by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests in 1939, the roughly 60 foot long covered bridge crosses the Pemigewasset River just above a natural basin knonw as "The Pool”. The covered bridge is named for a massive old white pine tree that once stood on the cliff above the pool; it watched over the pool much ...

Boise Rock, Franconia Notch

Boise Rock - Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire
Boise Rock, Franconia Notch - Along the northbound lane of the Franconia Notch Parkway, just south of Profile Lake, in New Hampshire's Franconia Notch, is the Boise Rock scenic pull-off; there is an impressive view of Cannon Cliff (above) from this pull-off. Cannon Cliff is the site of the now gone Old Man of the Mountain rock profile, and it is known worldwide for rock climbing...[Continue reading] ...

Happy Earth Day 2023, New Hampshire

Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
Earth Day, April 22, 2023 - Happy Earth Day from the New Hampshire White Mountains! Earth Day is an annual day founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Many consider Earth Day to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. And the purpose of this day is to celebrate and create awareness for the environment...[Continue reading] ...

June History, White Mountains

Frankenstein Trestle - Maine Central Railroad, Crawford Notch
June History, White Mountains - Many photographers love visiting the New Hampshire White Mountains during June. This time of year, the subject matter is endless, and photographers can shoot from sunrise to sunset. And with Covid restrictions being eased, the region will be filled with busy photographers this month. If there is one drawback, it’s the bugs. They can be awful this time of year!..[Continue reading] ...

Forgotten White Mountains

Camp 14 - East Branch & Lincoln Railroad, New Hampshire
Forgotten White Mountains - When most think about the New Hampshire White Mountains, the beauty of the region first comes to mind. The mighty Mount Washington rules the Presidential Range and keeps visitors of the area busy for hours. And during the winter months, ski areas offer an unforgettable view of the mountains blanketed in snow. The White Mountains are an outdoor lover’s paradise...[Continue reading] ...

Cascade Brook Waterfalls, Franconia Notch

Walton's Cascade - Lincoln, New Hampshire
Cascade Brook Waterfalls, Franconia Notch - Cascade Brook is in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The Basin-Cascades Trail travels in the area of Cascade Brook. And for the most part, all of the cascades in this blog article are on the side of the trail. But they are not roadside, and one must hike up the Basin-Cascades Trail to reach them....[Continue reading] ...