Northen New Hampshire Magazine – Tribute Blog


I tried to recover as much information as possible of the first online years of the New Hampshire Magazine, proper credits on each page. All Trademarks shown in this blog are of his respective owners:

Northern New Hampshire. It’s the White Mountains, Connecticut Lakes, Kancamangus, Androscoggin and Ammonoosuc, Dixville Notch, Pinkham Notch, Crawford Notch and Franconia Notch. It’s the world we cover every month.

If you are looking to keep up on what’s happening here in New Hampshire’s last frontier, you’ll want to subscribe to the region’s only monthly magazine. Northern New Hampshire Magazine brings you stories which reflect life in the north-news developments, entertainment features, reviews of new books and other releases of interest to our region.

But best of all, each month we take you back through our lore and history-recalling people, places and events which have shaped our region. Long-lost stories reprinted for the first time in a century, contemporary features about our great hotels, mountain people who braved the rigors of life in the north years ago, plus the latest efforts to preserve the landmarks and artifacts from our colorful past.

When you subscribe to Northern New Hampshire Magazine, you’ll find stories each month from Coos, Grafton and Carroll counties, and surrounding areas, plus plenty of photographs from yesterday and today. And don’t forget, Northern New Hampshire Magazine makes a great gift any time of the year!

Today on the The New Hampshire Magazine:

Let me show you what’s new on this week’s front page of The Lancaster Herald:

The Lancaster Herald part 2

This month writer David Emerson takes us back to the village of Snowville in Carroll County, where he recalls the heyday of the popular Snow sleighs. The story not only recalls the time when small industries like this flourished throughout northern New England, but it brings back Currier & Ives images of a brightly colored sleigh cutting across the freshly fallen snow.

Showing that what was once old can be new again, we recount the latest plans for the once beautiful Mountain View House in Whitefield. Last month came the news that the old hotel has been purchased by a Massachusetts businessman, who is already setting his plans for restoration in motion. This is one of the best pieces of news to come along for fans of our region’s surviving landmarks in some time. To mark the anticipated return of the Mountain View House, we bring back into print some fine old photos of the hotel tracing how it grew and grew over the years.

In our “Spotlight” this month we return to an event of 100 years ago, the Richardson Block fire of Lancaster. Thanks to a couple of fascinating old photos, we can peer back into time and see the damage which greeted North Country residents on that snowy winter morning in January 1899. Our thanks to the Littleton Library for once again making their records of the Courier available to our research.

As remarkable as it is to consider, on the day of the Richardson fire Neil Tillotson was already in this world — born just above the border in East Hereford, Quebec, late in 1898. Last month “Mr. T” celebrated his 100th birthday and it was a hale and hearty gentleman who, along with his wife, greeted hundreds of friends at a reception at the Balsams Grand Hotel. We counted ourselves fortunate to be among those on hand to wish him well as he hopes to carry his remarkable lifetime begun in the 19th century into the 21st century.

We are indebted to Charles Bury of Birchton, Quebec, for allowing us to reproduce his interview with Tillotson which first appeared in the Sherbrooke Record last month. Also, a grateful thanks to photographer Perry Beaton of the Record for granting us permission to reproduce his fine photos with this piece. We have been admirers of Bury and Beaton’s work for years and are delighted to have their work on our pages. Both felt that this was a story they wanted to share with the North Country.

The release of a new book about the life and work of Guy Shorey, the well-respected photographer from Gorham, has prompted us to reprint a classic piece about him originally published in White Mountains Echoes in 1951.

Also this month we reproduce an interesting old photo loaned to us by Bill Lord of Pittsburg. The photo shows the large Black Horse Ale sign which once stood along the highway north of Colebrook. Our thanks to breweriana expert Dan Morean for providing us with information about the company behind the sign.

Read our next entry here.

Charles J. Jordan