knows where The Red Parka Pub is located. Well, it wasn't always a
pub. It started life as a General Store in the 1940's.
Nancy Grant Bartlett shared this information: In 1952, the building that is now the
Red Parka Pub was my parents' general store. In 1965, they built Grant's (on the hill), and Conway Supply (Bun Lucy) rented the "old store". A year later (I think - maybe it was two), my parents built the shopping center
and Conway Supply moved there. At that time, my parents rented the building to Dottie and Rick Roderick, and they opened it as the Red Parka Pub. A couple of years later, the Rodericks moved back to Massachusetts. Dewey & Jean Mark and Al & Lois Nelson then leased it from my parents, and eventually Dewey and Jean purchased it. The rest, as they say, is history....
More trivia - the house
where Jen Forman lived was the station agent's house, and my
great-grandfather, Frank Burnell, (Frank's picture is
on the next Page)
was the station agent. After Papa (my
great-grandfather) died, the house was sold. I don't remember who bought it
originally, but it was sold again in the 60's and became Vienna Lodge. The
Vienna Lodge sign is also in the Pub at the Parka. My house (since 1968) is
just before that. Click Picture for a large size.
old stereoscope slide shows the Bartlett Boulder suspended by four smaller
It was once a very visible attraction but in recent years trees grew up and
houses were built. It is now in the backyard of a house opposite the
Glen Warehouse. (Allen Road)
I don't know how they feel about folks traipsing about to search it out.
There is no sign, so that might be a hint they hope you don't find it....
(just my guess)
And this image is dated about 1900
Storyland in Glen was founded in the early 1950's by
Bob Morrell. That's a whole story in itself, that I will get around to
one of these days. I would suppose this little map is from the very
I recall once when my family went there in the mid 1950's and my older
brother "Hap", who was about ten years old, was studying the old fire truck
they had there and wondered why the siren didn't work. Being a
mechanical sort of kid he noticed that it was simply that the battery was
disconnected and within five minutes he had it all connected and had the
siren wailing. The Storyland management was not impressed.
They didn't throw us out though.
I have a dedicated page for
Storyland at this
This post card was sent in by Diane Lambert and is labeled Cannell's, Glen,
N.H. The cars in this picture suggest a time frame in the 1920's.
The mountains in the background are suggestive of the area around the
Intervale scenic vista...but the Cannell's did not move there until 1937.
I think a closer investigation will reveal this is a southwesterly view from
their Glen location.
Glen Depot 1940
Un-dated photos but probably 1920 or so.