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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Old Man of the Valley, Shelburne

Old Man of the Valley, Shelburne
Old Man of the Valley - Shelburne, New Hampshire - 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 ...

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Notes:

• ScenicNH Photography is in the business of photography. We create awareness for historic preservation and environmental conservation.

• This work focuses on interesting characters that have passed through the White Mountains. Its not complete, and is a work in progress.

• As you explore New Hampshire, keep in mind the removal of historic artifacts from federal lands is a violation of federal law.

• While ScenicNH Photography takes great measures to verify all historical information, we do not warrant the accuracy of the information.

• See more of our ongoing history work at the projects page.