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Beebe River Railroad, New Hampshire

Beebe River Railroad country - Reflection of autumn foliage in Kiah Pond in Sandwich, New Hampshire on a cloudy autumn day.
Kiah Pond – Beebe River Railroad Country

Beebe River Railroad, New Hampshire – In January 1917, the Publishers Paper Company sold the Beebe River land tract (around 22,000 acres) to the Parker-Young Company. And in March 1917, the New Hampshire legislature approved the incorporation of the Beebe River Railroad. Also in the same year, the Woodstock Lumber Company, an affiliate of Parker-Young, built the Beebe River sawmill and mill village in Campton.

From 1917-1924, the Woodstock Lumber Company and Parker-Young operated the mill and railroad. Including sidings and spur lines, the railroad was roughly 25-miles long. It began off the Boston & Maine Railroad in Campton, followed the Beebe River drainage up into Sandwich, and ended near logging Camp 12 at the base of Mount Whiteface in Waterville. Some of the spruce harvested by this railroad was used in the manufacturing of airplanes during World War 1.

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Fletcher Cascades, Waterville Valley

Fletcher Cascades during the spring months. Located on Drakes Brook in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire USA. This area was logged during the Mad River Logging Era. Fletcher Cascades is an excellent series of cascades to photograph during the spring months when brooks and rivers are running high from snow melt. In the summer season Fletcher cascades are no more than a trickle, but they are still worth the visit if you are in the area.
Fletcher Cascades – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 

Fletcher Cascades, Waterville Valley – Fletcher Cascades is located on Drakes Brook in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. During the spring snowmelt and after heavy rains (when brooks and rivers are running high), this is an excellent waterfall to photograph. The water level of Drakes Brook can be low during the summer months, but hiking to Fletcher Cascade is enjoyable any time of year.

I believe round trip is about 3 miles to the cascades using the Drakes Brook and Fletcher Cascades Trails, but do not quote me on this. I have never paid attention to the mileage. These cascades are one of my favorite spots to photograph when in the Waterville Valley area.

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