Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Above a New England Town Hall

I post another in a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vane was photographed in New Hampshire by a reader.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #307?  Scroll down to find the answer.



This beautiful, gilded, three dimensional eagle weathervane was photographed by Scott Powell, who is the author of the Lake Wicwas Nature Journal blog.  Lake Wicwas is in the town of Meredith, New Hampshire.  This  weather vane is located on the cupola above the Tamworth, New Hampshire town hall.  Eagles are a popular weather vane design for town and city halls.  I've photographed quite a few of them in various poses.

Yes, Tamworth is celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2016.  It was granted in 1766 by Royal Governor Benning Wentworth in honor of the Viscount Tamworth of England.  This is the town where the Chinook sled dog breed was created, and they are now the New Hampshire state dogs. These dogs were used by Admiral Byrd on his Antarctic explorations. Tamworth is also the home of the summer theater Barnstormers, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm.

Lake Wicwas Nature Journal blog  http://wicwaslake.blogspot.com/

Click here to see the entire Weathervane Wednesday series of posts!

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Above a New England Town Hall", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 19, 2017,  ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/04/weathervane-wednesday-above-new-england.html: accessed [access date]).

2 comments:

  1. Wow, what a gorgeous weathervane! I do love these posts - they alleviate my homesickness. :)

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    1. Is it time yet for a visit to New England, Wendy?

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