Pittman Hall

Pittman Hall


Pittman Hall Garage

Walter Pittman's Residence

The Intervale
Intervale Area

This Ski area operated from the 1930's to the early 1970's.  You Can read the complete story at "The Lost Ski Areas Project"   Intervale Ski Slope 

There you can also read about the early days of nearly all the regions ski area.

Intervale Ski Area also had a huge wooden ski jump.  See a picture of it and read about Fred Pabst, the brewing tycoon, who built the Intervale Ski Area before the Stimpsons Arrived.  Click Here.

Intervale Ski Area Kitchen 1965

This was the kitchen at the Base Lodge of Intervale Ski Area.  Priscilla Stimpson with white apron, Dave Eliason flippin the burgers. 
Photo courtesy Alan Eliason

Fairview Farm was in the vicinity of Peter Limmer's Boot Factory.
Conway Reporter:  Late 1890's


Miss Katherine A. Abbott of Fryeburg, teacher in the high school at Mechanic Falls, was in town this week, a guest at the Pendexter mansion.
George E. Gale's new hotel is rapidly nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy in about two weeks.
Lelia Gale is quite sick and is with her aunt, Mrs. Parkman Drown.
Mr. Townsend, a Salvation Army man who has been stopping inDundee this winter, held a meeting in the church two weeks ago and left an appointment for another meeting last week,
but he failed to put in an appearance.
Mrs. Richard Bachelder has been quite ill for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Obed Jefferson have moved into the house with George P. Dinsmore, who has papered and painted, and now they have a very pretty rent.
Pearl Pitman has returned from a visit to Brookline, Mass.
Rosewell Ward has been confined to the house for the past week.
Fred Ashuault has been very sick with pneumonia, but is reported a little better.
Frank Carlton and wife are sick with the prevailing bad cold.

A few more warm days and our snow will be a thing of the past.
Some member of nearly every family in this neighborhood is ill with a cold.
The singing class under the direction of Mr. Sawyer is making good progress. There are some excellent voices in the school.  In fact, they all sing well: We think it would be hard to
find children to beat them in whatever they undertake to do.
Wherever you go you are confronted by some little tot with an Easter Jug.
See information for all the historic Intervale lodging establishments...Here
The Bloodgood Farm:  The Eastern Slope of the White Mountains was still a vast, untamed wilderness when the original farmhouse was built on this site by Samuel Bloodgood, in 1809. 
The Bloodgood farm was famous for its hospitality from the first and remained so during Samuel’s life and those of his sons and grandsons. 

Among the third generation, Lyle Bloodgood had been a handsome, young and talented actor.  Returning in later life after extensive travels, he often regaled his guests with tales of the state.  His most exciting story was an eye-witness account of Lincoln’s assassination.  He had been one of the performers at Ford’s theater in Washington on that fatal night.
It was some years before this, in the late 1830s, that the farm had in fact become an inn, the owners setting a sign at the roadside to invite the traveling public to their hearth and board.

Dick Stimpson and wife Priscilla, operated the Intervale Ski Area from the late fifties until the early seventies.  They had two children, Richie, who still lives in Intervale and Lisa who now resides in Brooklyn New York. Photos circa 1966 courtesy of Dave Eliason

CASTNERS CAMPS Most recently the location of Boarder Patrol Ski Shop. As of 2013 there is now a Dunkin Donuts at this location.   Cathedral Ledge is in the background.  More Details Here
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Arline "Topsy" Samuelson Arline "Topsy" Samuelson, 83, of Intervale, died on May 24, 1999 at the Clipper Home of North Conway, following a long illness. She was born on November 15, 1915 to Edward Thoyt Chamberlain and May Hadley Chamberlain of Montrose, Mass. She graduated from Lynn English High School in Lynn, Mass., and then pursued a course of fine arts at Colby Junior College in New London. She was awarded an Associates Degree in Fine Arts in June, 1935. After graduating, she attended the Scott Carbee School of Art, the Massachusetts School of Fine Arts, and the Boston Museum School of Art.

For a short time she designed greeting cards for a company in Boston. During the late 1940s and into the '50s, she was very active with the Eastern Slope Ski Club's Junior Ski Program. She was also a Den Mother for the local Cub Scouts. "Topsy" worked for many years as a salesperson at the Shop in the Woods Gift Shop in North Conway. She kept her art interests alive by teaching art to many of the area's children and adults. Her classes were held at the North Conway Community Center, and many private lessons were held at her home in Intervale. During the creation of Story Land in Glen, the late Bob Morrell hired Topsy to design many of the early attractions, including the pumpkin coach and the magic castle. From 1956 to 1961, Topsy illustrated several children's books for a company in New York. In 1989 she helped in illustrating Outdoor Explorations in the Mount Washington Valley by Ned Beecher, Tin Mountain Conservation Center.

HHer family includes a son, Peter B. Samuelson of Intervale; a daughter, Brooke Samuelson of Old Saybrook, Conn.; three grandchildren, Darrah E. Grubb, Eric P. Samuelson and Kathryn Samuelson; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Episcopal in North Conway on Thursday, June 3 at 5 p.m. Immediately afterward there will be an open house, in celebration of Topsy's many years as an art teacher, at the North Conway Community Center. Former art students are encouraged to drop off their artwork for display at the Community Center anytime prior to the open house. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the North Conway Community Center/Topsy Samuelson Art Scholarship Fund, c/o the North Conway Community Center, P.O. Box 487, North Conway, NH 03860. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Dollars for Scholars Program. Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home of North Conway.
Cathedral Woods, somewhere in Intervale ?

Cathedral Woods

Wizard Tree - Intervale, NHThe Wizard Tree in Intervale.  The Wizard Birch Tree has not been standing since around 1948.  If you go onto Intervale Crossroads & over the Railroad tracks & go straight ahead into the developement that is there today about a 100 yards in was the Wizard Birch Tree.  The people that were transfering to the Boston & Maine Railroad to the Maine Central & had a hold over went to the Wizard Birch Tree to wait for the train. There were also benches there for people to sit & wait.  (This information provided by Howard Hatch, a life-long Intervale resident.)

Feb 2014:  I just found this lengthy article about the Wizard Tree at "New Hampshire History Blog".  You can read it here.

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