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    Bob, You and I are both lucky to have met...

    Bob,
    You and I are both lucky to have met the man, as he was a real gem. Even as young as I was, i remember his little house on Evans way in Twin Mountain, and it being packed to the rim with...
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    150 years since crawford house

    I was recently reflecting that a little more than a hundred and fifty years ago, on a bluff above the source of the Saco River, was built the world famous Crawford House Hotel, where the Appalachian...
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    Hello, I apreciate your interest, and...

    Hello,
    I apreciate your interest, and also the images you sent of the place. It was a cool era, back in the 1880's to the early 20th century, when Grand Hotels were in their prime. I have a...
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    New Hiking Buddy

    Chris,
    You are a good man! For someone to step in like that is realy great. My father died when I was young and my late Grandfather stepped in to help my mother raise me. I lost him last June...
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    Ray Evans of Twin Mountain

    I am reminded of a time when I was about 12, when my father took me to meet Raymond Evans who had been a porter at the Crawford House, and had worked for members of my family whom I am to young to...
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    The Crawford House Hotel

    Well said!
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    The Old Crawford House Hotel

    I am a descendant of the Barron family who purchased the Crawford House in 1870, from the people who had purchased it from Abel Crawford's son Tom. It has been 32 years now since the old girl was set...
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    Barron & Merill Hotel Co

    Hello,
    I have no problem with the Mt Washington Hotel luring corporate entities to the place. With the obvious state of this economy, they must do what they have to do, to keep the place...
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    The Barron & Merrrill Hotel Company

    Though today there are very few grand hotels that dot the landscape of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, only a century ago there were many. I was lucky enough to have a family who was not only...
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    The Mt Washington Hotel-A Look Back!

    I am glad you enjoyed your stay there, and while expensive it is an experience that I am sure you will never forget. I stay there yearly, and enjoy it more knowing that I walk in the foot steps of...
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    The Mt Washington Hotel - A Look Back!

    Every time I visit the Mount Washington Hotel, it never fails to take me back in time to the gilded age of the "Grand Hotel". While my relative, and a great hotelier Asa T. Barron died before the...
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    Twin Mountain House (1868-1960)

    The Twin Mountain House was one of the first and most popular grand hotels in the White Mountains of N.H. It was built in 1867-68 by a pair of brothers from Hartford (White River Jnct.) Vermont....
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    Lost Grand Hotels of The White Mountains

    As you all know the White Mountains of New Hampshire were once a mecca for the elite of american society before during and after the guilded age. There are few left of the grand hotels, and none from...
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    In Memory of Brad Washburn 1910-2007

    That he was! Take care.

    J.P.
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    In Memory Of Brad Wasburn 1910-2007

    It has been almost two years now since the legendary mountanier and photographer, who became such an integral part of the White Mountains, passed away at 96. This man, who I had the priveledge of...
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    Mt Washington Hotel & Summit Pictures

    Good Morning,
    Awesome photo of the Mtn and hotel! Just behind where you took the picture stood a large hotel called the Mt Pleasant House, which was once operated by my family in...
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    Baxter State Park question

    Hi,
    I have done the Abol slide trail in winter, and it ascends about 4000 feet over roughly 3.2 miles. The Knifes Edge is a great trail thoug I have never done that one in winter. Have a great...
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    History of The Summit of Mt Washington

    Hi,
    I have sent some photos and photo copies of documents in my collection to the Observatory, and will scan some to post here as well. I imagine what I give to the MWO would be displayed at...
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    History Of the Summmit of Mt Washington

    I come from a family of Irish descent, who operated a hotel called the Summit House atop Mt Washington from the later part of the 19th century through it's demise by fire in 1908. The Barron family...
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