Logging In Lincoln

      The Industries and People of The Lincoln, Woodstock  Region   

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This site concentrates on the heritage of the Lincoln-Woodstock region.  It's maintained in conjunction with 
WhiteMountainHistory.org, which includes information on the wider region. That site has over 150 early maps and  jointly, the two sites have over 1,500 vintage photographs.  A  Table of Contents  makes it easy to    
find subjects of interest.

 White Mountain Prints and Graphics, 
 is our new website with over 300 images 

Before heading out to explore Historic sites, read  
 notes on Preserving Historic Sites

                              Just Added: 

There are many Abandoned Towns in the White Mountains. Details and photos for over 20 are now on-line.  

Preliminary results, and photos, of an exploration of Peeling.         

Music was written for many of the Grand Hotels, as early 1858.  Most of it hasn't been heard for over 100 years.  Listen to it here.

 Dartmouth College Might Have Been in Landaff.
 Read the background of what might have been.

History of Scenic Areas in the White Mountain
National Forest

The Metallak Hotel.  It blew down before 
 it was completed.  Why?

Contents Have Been Listed For Past Newsletters
The Profile & Franconia Notch Railroad ran from
  Zealand to the Profile House 

 Bits and Pieces Interesting, Little Bits of White 
  Mountain History  

There were hotels on several Mountain Summits
 Read three articles and see several photos
A short video of the Mill Demolition

Our Slide Shows and Videos
can now be 
accessed from one page.
Three manuscript maps by Frankiln Leavitt are 
 known to exist. The maps, and examples of
 his poetry, can now be seen.

 All 8 of Franklin Leavitt's Published Maps

Over 20 White Mountain National Forest Maps,
with notes and background

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Lincoln, North 
Woodstock and 12 other White Mountain towns

   This Logging In Lincoln website  will  document the history of  LOGGING, SAW MILLS,  PAPER MILLS, HOTELS,  LOGGING RAILROADS,  MINES and OTHER INDUSTRIES, along with the TOURIST INDUSTRY, in the Pemigewasset River Valley.  The towns of Lincoln and Woodstock, New Hampshire are the focus but J.E. Henry, and the Parker Young Company, logged from Livermore Falls, on the Campton-Plymouth line all the way up to Mt. Washington and the Crawford Notch area. The area was dominated by the mill complex in Lincoln, but that mill was far from the only one and a wide variety of activities, many of them  forest related,  were carried on in this region.  Many miles of logging railroads served the mills and many miles of mainline track served the logging railroads and the tourists.  Farming, and the forests supported the early settlers, although farming activity decreased in the 19th century. As the century progressed, tourism became a major industry and several large hotels were built. Times changed again and as the large hotels declined, tourist camps and cabins were built to serve the needs of  visitors.  Today, serving the many visitors to the region remains a major industry.

                   From 1861 Walling Map of Grafton County
                       Click here for a larger view of this map                     
                     Click here for the 1892 Hurd Map of Lincoln
                     Click here for an 1806 survey map of Lincoln

 This website is managed jointly by the Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society and WhiteMountainHistory.org  Both can by reached by email using the the email links at the bottom of this page.   

Generous collectors in the area have provided a wonderful collection of photographs of Lincoln, Woodstock, and the surrounding region.  We appreciate their generosity: Roland Bourassa, Dave Clark, Faith Desjardins, Jim Fadden, Dartmouth College, Edmond Gionet, Bill Gove, Jared Ham, Dick Hamilton, Charlie Harrington, Roger Harrington, Gloria Kimball, Plymouth State University, US Forest Service, Jeff Woodward and more. These websites will share those photographs.

                  From 1861 Walling Map of Grafton County
                  Click here for a larger view of this map
            Click here for the 1892 Hurd Map of Woodstock
            Click here for an 1806 survey map of Woodstock

This link will take you directly to the
Lincoln Photos

This link will take you directly to the
Woodstock Photos

 The Bomber Crash Site:  Visit the page and photo album that relates to the crash of the Douglas B18-A bomber on Mt. Waternomee, in 1942.  Most of the vintage photos in the photo album have never been published.  They are part of the UPHS collection.   

  The Livermore Tripoli Company  was a mining company, founded by Charles Henry, J.E.'s son.  It mined  diatomaceous earth in Livermore. It was the only enterprise of it's type in the White Mountains. Very little was known until some photos were found  in an old Henry family photo album.  Read what's  been learned so far.

 Who Was James E. Henry ?  A real-life Horatio Alger story.  He founded the mills in Lincoln, he owned the town, he owned hotels,  he was called a "Wood Butcher" by many because of his logging practices, he raised a family, gave much to charity, but had more than his share of critics.  Learn more by clicking the link above, or the link on the left. 

 The Bill Gove Collection:  Bill Gove's collection includes the Zealand Valley Railroad, The Woodstock and Thornton Gore Railroad, The Gordon Pond Railroad, The Beebe River Railroads, as well as the East Branch and Lincoln Railroad.  Bill prepared a Composite Map of all the Logging Railroads in the White Mountains. He has also written short summaries of the regions logging railroads.

Rick Russack, WhiiteMountainHistory.org   email

 Carol Riley, President, UPHS, email

                   Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society


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