Why is it called A NOTCH?

Why is it called A NOTCH? (HM2034)

Location: Franconia, NH 03580 Grafton County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 9.949', W 71° 40.733'

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When North America was first settled, pioneers built their homes of logs. To aid in falling the timber, they made U or V-shaped cuts at the tree's base. Similar cuts were made in the logs to hold their cabins together. They called these cuts NOTCHES.
As the settlers moved inland from the coast, they discovered in the mountains, openings, or narrow passages, shaped like the notches in the logs of their cabins.
Since those early days, the term NOTCH has been used here in New Hampshire where first trails, then roads, passed through narrow openings in the mountains.
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HM NumberHM2034
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Date Added Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 285819 N 4893779
Decimal Degrees44.16581667, -71.67888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 9.949', W 71° 40.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 9' 56.94" N, 71° 40' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-93, Franconia NH 03580, US
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