Interesting Characters, White Mountains


Interesting characters of the New Hampshire White Mountains. Throughout the history of the White Mountains, many interesting individuals have passed through the White Mountains region. And many of these people were instrumental in developing the White Mountains into what they are today. This work focuses on the individuals that have made the White Mountains special. Because some consider rock profiles to be characters, they are included here.


Old Man of the Mountain, Franconia Notch

Old Man of the Mountain - Franconia Notch State Park
Old Man of the Mountain, Franconia Notch - On May 3, 2003, New Hampshire's Old Man of the Mountain, also known as "The Great Stone Face" and "The Profile" collapsed. The above image, taken around 2001, is one of only a few images I have left of the Old Man of the Mountain. This old grainy 35MM slide represents the Old Man I knew ...

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] ...

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 ...

Old Man of the Valley, Shelburne

Old Man of the Valley, Shelburne
Old Man of the Valley, Shelburne - The Old Man of the Valley rock profile is a neat little tourist attraction that can be found on the side of Route 2 in Shelburne, New Hampshire, near the Maine border. From the roadside parking lot, the rock profile can easily be reached by walking down the trail a few hundred feet. Just look for the ...