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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, 


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New Content You Might Enjoy:

May 28, 2016:  Updated our listing of cemeteries Here   And added pictures of the snowroller plaque donated by Phil & Sue Franklin.  That is here.

March 2nd: A 1949 photo labeled "5 Generations of Abbott, Chadbourne and Sanborn".  It's hidden away, here.

March 1:  Our Curator, Kathy Howard, has updated our cemetery records.  Find who is buried where. More than 1100 names and you must know at least one.  Burials Listed By Name or Location (half way down the page)

Feb 26:  Peruse our newly revived Quarterly Newsletter for January.  Members receive it in their mail-boxes. 

Feb 16:  Added 4 photos of Stanton Slopes with Sanford & Gertie Trecarten:  Here

June 23:  Peruse our April Quarterly Newsletter featuring a history of the Peg Mill.   Members received it in their mail-boxes.  Our July Issue will be sent to members in early July.  It features historic hotels and lodging places in Bartlett.

Here's a hint:  You don't need to know what you are looking for; Just start with the INDEX; You are sure to find something you want.
You may have seen the snowroller in the Park in the Upper Village.  Here is the story of how it got there.  The Page is HERE
2015:   Snow Roller Project:     



          Save the Catholic Church ?

Your Historic Society Board is working on that question.

  They have obtained a lease from the Bartlett School to occupy the building.  But, it needs substantial effort and financial commitment to get us moved in.

It won't happen without your financial help.

You will be hearing more about this during the next few months and we hope everyone can help in some way..
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. 
Elwood Dinsmore
ELWOOD DINSMORE ; 1899 to 1984:  Lived his life in Upper Bartlett Village and operated gas station, garage and towing business.  His Sunoco stationn was across the street from today's Bart's Deli.  The building he lived in is still there as is the smaller building his wife Ruth operated as a restaurant.  CLICK HERE, OR THE PICTURE, FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MR. DINSMORE.


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

The Elva Stillings house is at the end of Allen Road...about a mile or two beyond where it changes to a rough and tumble dirt road, not for the faint of heart. 

The Town took the property for back-taxes about 1987.  The house now appears ready to cave-in eventually. 

Stillings house in Bartlett 2013When I visited the site I started wondering who had lived there, what they did and how they fit into the historical picture. 

I went on the assumption that they may have been related to another prominent Bartlett resident, Peter Stillings, who lived in the Upper Village about 200 years before Elva, in 1796. I could not confirm any relationship but I'm happy to share what I did discover about the Stillings Family.  HERE.

Maybe someone else knows more about this.  I'd love to hear the story.  
Bartlett Headlines;
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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, NH
 It's October 1948 and a steam train rumbles by Sky Valley Motor Court heading to Portland Maine.
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The Historic Society Newsletter 

Members can expect their copy during January 2016. If you didn't get one there are still a few in the entryway of the Bartlett Village Post Office.

The July 2016 edition will be sent to members in early July. 

Past editions in PDF format can be viewed here.

If you are not a member, now is the time to Join.  We really need your support!  Here is a short form you can fill out and mail to us with your check.
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