March 2007 Member Newsletter
The Grand Hotels of the White Mountains

The saga of hotels, inns and taverns is integral to the history of  New Hampshire’s White Mountains.  Early settlers were quick to realize the potential value of offering lodging to teamsters, explorers and naturalists.  As the region’s fame spread, businessmen and prosperous farmers began to
visit the mountains.  When travel to the “Crystal Hills” became easier, the area blossomed into a playground for the well-to-do.

On April 18th at 6:30pm at The Seasons at Attitash function room, local historian, David Emerson, will present the story of the Grand Hotels with emphasis on the hotels of Intervale.  Join us for the history and lore of this bygone era.  A brief business meeting will be held prior to David’s
presentation.  Agenda items may be forwarded on or before Saturday, April 7th to President, Bert George, at
president@bartletthistory.org or PO Box 514, Bartlett, NH.  Light refreshments will be served following the program.  
You will not want to miss this “all history” evening.

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The “Days before Yesterday” Quilt

The Society has commissioned member, Greta George, to create a quilt to be used as a fundraiser for 2007.  It features thirty-five squares of antique postcard photo scenes from the villages of Bartlett.  The queen-size quilt
has yellow squares with borders of green and beige.  The squares contain such landmarks as Harmony Acres; Morgan Farms; Cave Mountain; The Howard; Sawyer’s Rock; Hart’s Ledge; Storyland; the Bartlett Village and Glen railroad stations; the Eastman House; Mountain Home Cabins; The
Bartlett House; and many more.  

The quilt, which Greta calls “Days before Yesterday,” will be raffled by the Society.  The proceeds of this raffle will assist with the funding of the many projects and activities scheduled for this year.  We ask for your support of our programs by purchasing and/or selling the tickets enclosed ($5 each or 5 for $20). Please return the proceeds and the completed tickets to PO Box 514; to one of the officers; or, to the BHS office any Saturday between noon and 2pm.  Your participation is vital to the success of this fundraiser.  
This is a wonderfully historic chronicle of days past in Bartlett and must be seen to be appreciated.  We urge you to stop by the BHS office any Saturday to view it.

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2007 Membership Dues Update

We have received 25 new memberships since January 1st.  Welcome aboard new members!  To those who have updated your memberships, thank you.  To those whohave yet to renew for 2007, a reminder, we value your membership and look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Bartlett History Challenge:
The hotels, inns, taverns, cottages and cabins of Bartlett

Our theme for this quarter seems to have evolved around the  lodging accommodations of the 19th and 20th centuries in the villages of Bartlett (the villages were previously known as Lower Bartlett, Bartlett Center and Upper Bartlett).  Below is a list of the names given to 43 of those establishments.  

The challenge is two-part.  The first part is to locate which
village each was/is located.  Upon completion of this portion of the challenge, entries should be submitted to the Bartlett Historical Society Office at PO Box 514, Bartlett, 03812, or dropped of at the BHS office in Glen any Saturday between noon and 2pm.  Correct entries will be notified and invited to participate in part 2.  The second part is to name the specific location of the building within the village; i.e., the Glen railroad station was/is located at the end of Station Street in Glen.  This portion of the challenge must
be returned to the Historical Society as above on or before
Saturday, June 2nd at 2pm.  Good luck all.

1.    Bartlett House (the)
2.    Beechwood (the)
3.    Bide-a-Wee
4.    Castner’s Camps
5.    Cave Mountain House (the)
6.    Cedarcroft
7.    Charlie’s Cabins
8.    Cole’s Camps
9.    Comstock Inn
10.  Dunrovin’
11.  Elmcrest
12.  Elmwood
13.  Elms (the)
14.  Emerson Inn
15.  Fairview Cottage
16.  Forest (the)
17.  Forest Inn
18.  Garland (the)
19.  Glendennings Camps
20.  Glenwood by the Saco
21.  Howard (the)
22.  Lone Maple Cottage
23.  Maple Cottage
24.  Maple Dale Cottage
25.  Maple Villa
26.  Mountain Home
27.  Mountain Rest
28.  Pequawket House
29.  Pines (the)
30.  Pine Cottage
31.  Pitman Hall
32.  Pleasant Valley Hall
33.  Riverside
34.  Roselawn
35.  Saco River Cabins
36.  Silver Springs Cottage
37.  Silver Springs Tavern
38.  Spruce Knoll Tea Room & Cabins
39.  Stilphen’s Farm
40.  Thompson’s Inn
41.  Willow Cottage Inn
42.  Woodbine Cottage
43.  Woodshed (the)
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