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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM270P_viewing-the-old-man_Franconia-NH.html
These seven large rods are an interactive sculpture that honors the Old Man of the Mountain, the celebrated profile that collapsed due to natural forces sometime in the night on May 3, 2003. You are in the same spot where travelers have stoppe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2706_preserving-a-fragile-formation_Franconia-NH.html
As early as 1876, observers had warned that the rocks of the Profile were shifting and slipping, and scientists predicted that one day the formation would collapse. Since then, many specialists and volunteers worked to prolong the lifespan of the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26ZT_angel-of-the-mountains_Bethlehem-NH.html
This house was built in 1893 for the William O. Kelner Family who named it The Gables. Builder S.D. Morgan graced this Queen Anne style home with lavish interior woodwork to include a six panel picture window on the landing of a uniquely detailed …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26ZR_town-building_Bethlehem-NH.html
General George T. Cruft presented the Town Building to Bethlehem in 1912. A plaque in the entrance hall lists residents who served in the Civil War (87 men left home and 57 returned). Delphin Baker, a Bethlehem resident worked to advance the righ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26Z5_site-of-sinclair-hotel_Bethlehem-NH.html
In 1857, John Sinclair a N.H. politician built a small, but well kept 8-10 room tavern and inn. In succeeding years, it was enlarged and enlarged again to a capacity of 350 guests. It was the second largest hotel in the area and boasted a huge p…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26Z4_jodo-karate_Bethlehem-NH.html
Built as a Congregational Church in 1877 by the founding group of eight members, the building became the Maplewood Lodge I.O.O.F. in 1940. It has also served as the Rebekah Lodge. A beautiful three faced clock kept village residents apprised of t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26YZ_sinclair-lodge_Bethlehem-NH.html
This house was built in 1837. I. Gardner Ramsdell sold the home to Isaac Cruft, Bethlehem business leader, for $1300. Mr. Cruft had built and operated the Maplewood Hotel from 1865 to 1890. He also built The Cruft Block accoss Main Street from …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26WT_brackett-block_Littleton-NH.html
Main Street's oldest surviving commercial building was built of village-hewn timber in 1833 by the Brackett brothers. William (1785-1859) and Aaron B. (1797-1868) traders in general merchandise. An upstairs hall hosted meetings, notably in 1848,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26WR_rounsevel-building_Littleton-NH.html
When erected in 1889, this building housed the Littleton Public Library and the Christian Science Society, in which R.D. Rounsevel was prominent. Its tenants included diverse retailers, insurance offices, the Republic-Journal newspaper, and photo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26WP_early-franconia_Franconia-NH.html
This quiet site once buzzed with activity as the center of Franconia's economy during the time of the Industrial Revolution. A dam about 200 feet upstream provided water power for an iron smelter across the river and for grist, saw and bobbin …
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