Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Along a Historic Road

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes these weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very unique.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very special and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vane is from somewhere in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weather vane #255?  Scroll down to see the answer...

Today's weathervane was spotted as we drove along the historic Sandwich Notch Road in New Hampshire.  This road was built in 1801 and connections the town of Sandwich to the town of Thornton near Waterville Valley.  We drove the road from south to north, and near the end we saw this weathervane atop a barn.  It was a nice "Welcome back to civilization" after the long dusty ride on the dirt road where we saw very few houses or signs of human activity.

This weathervane appears to be a brook trout, which would make sense this far inland and up in the mountains.  It is very small and does not sit on a cupola or vent.  The sign on the barn reads "1801 Sandwich Mtn. Farm", which is owned by the SCRIMSHAW family.

A previous blog post about the historic Sandwich Notch Road

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Along a Historic Road", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 6, 2016, (  accessed [access date]).


  1. How did you ID it as a brook trout?

    1. I used Google images. The "dots" on the fishes back were the identifying feature, as well as the general silhouette and fins.