By Foot and Horseback, Stagecoach and Car

By Foot and Horseback, Stagecoach and Car (HM2CJH)

Location: Waterville Valley, NH 03259 Grafton County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 59.835', W 71° 23.593'

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Generations of visitors have followed this trail
According to local historians, Native Americans once traveled a path through the area to hunt and fish.
During the nineteenth century, writers and artists, moved by the splendor of the scenery, became promoters of the White Mountains. They romanticized this "wilderness tamed" in poetry, painting and travel articles.
Farmers prepare for a crop of tourists
Attracted by the clean, mountain air and easy access by train, tourists began to visit Passaconaway Intervale and the Falls after the Civil War. Local farm families, including the Shackfords, started taking in guests.
Tourists came by stage
Jim Shackford brought his guests to Passaconaway House from Conway by stagecoach. He would also take them on day trips to favorite spots, like nearby Sabbaday Falls.
To the Mountains - by car!
The auto eventually opened up the area to scenery seekers of all income levels.
Placed ByForest Service, United States Department of Agriculture
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 308115 N 4874351
Decimal Degrees43.99725000, -71.39321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 59.835', W 71° 23.593'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 59' 50.1" N, 71° 23' 35.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NH-112, Waterville Valley NH 03259, US
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