stillings work in progress

Stillings house in Bartlett 2013
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The oldest remaining house in Bartlett Village was built in 1820.


Find where it is and who built it at this article submitted to us by Ruth Ward Abbott, 


Click for Article and Pictures

Dine to Donate
It's Pizza Time at Shannon Door Pub!

           Check the Menu

Thursday, December 17:
Come between 4 and 7 p.m. and your Historical Society gets a dollar for every pizza sold.
         Thank you Nora!

Also mark your calendar for CABIN FEVER on Sunday  January 24, 2016 
The Historic Society has come upon a snow roller used in Bartlett 100 years ago.  Read about how we obtained it and what we did  with it.
The Page is HERE
2014-15:   Snow Roller Project:     


We received this link from Richard Marsh.  He has created a website called
We think you will enjoy his extensive photograph selection.  Some of which I have never seen anywhere else.  Give it a click...the link opens in a new window. 

IT IS JUNE 17, 1960 and

The Bartlett High School Class of 1940 is having their 20th Reunion.  Thanks to Mr. Hebb who saved all the details.  There are names here you might remember.

Take a look at what I have found so far.....


Harry Rogers Bartlett, NH 1948

Harry Rogers in the hayfield near Sky Valley, Summer 1948.  Mt Kearsarge in distance.
Photo courtesy Alan Eliason


Bartlett Village NH 1950

Main Street Bartlett Village looking East.  Early 1950's.  Today's Post Office is about at the tree on the right side of picture.  The caption says "Looking South", but that's a common mistake made even now.  We are actually looking EAST.  See more Village Street scenes Here.
1950 aerial photo Sky Valley Bartlett, NH
1950 aerial photo showing Sky Valley Motor Court in center, Saco River and Catholic Cemetery at far right side. Notice, very few trees. Click it for large size.
The town of Bartlett is named for Josiah Bartlett. Dr. Josiah Bartlett of Kingston, the first chief executive to bear the name governor, a representative to the Continental Congress, and one of three signers of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire. Dr. Bartlett was second to sign the Declaration, placing his signature along with the well-known signature of John Hancock. About the time of his signature his home was burned to the ground by British loyalists.

 Read Dr Bartlett's Biography HERE 

Mary Bartlett was the wife of Josiah,, Read all about her here

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Cannell's Socony Gas in Glen NH
Cannell's Socony Gas and Store when it was in Glen, near present day Jericho Rd.  The main highway was behind the present day Cider House in those days.
Bits n Pieces
Roosevelt Trail
Bartlett Headlines
No One Covers The Bartlett News
Better Than The Bartlett Express
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Some folks have said they just want to see our old pictures.  We put together a bunch of them you might enjoy.  Each picture is linked to its source page.  Start Here.
1948 Steam Train Bartlett, NHIt's October 1948 and a steam train rumbles by Sky Valley Motor Court heading to Portland Maine
1952 aerial photos of Bartlett Village in high resolution black & white.  Like Google Earth 61 years ago!  HERE
    Opal Eastman Letter to the Editor reminding folks of the real names of places in Bartlett: Written, perhaps, 1967.  VIEW PDF HERE
We added a listing of all our books, objects and archives as well as a listing of 5000 names of past Bartlett People. Also cemetery listings by name.   Take a look at this link.
FEB 2014:   I acquired an 1883 Newspaper Article by A.A. Smith in the Kennebec Reporter in Gardiner Maine.  It describes the life of LADY BLANCHE MURPHY in delightful detail and how she went from Aristocrat to Pauper in pursuit of her ideals.  It's at this page
Ted Houghton sent us these 1963 and 1964 photos of the Saunders Mansion in Livermore...
                                                  TAKE A LOOK

Ted grew up at the Holiday Inn in Intervale and has sent us some history of the property and his experiences of "Growing up at a Country Inn"   Check it out HERE
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