Thursday, April 18, 2019

Throwback Thursday ~ 1955 Views of the White and Green Mountains

In 1955 my Dad took a trip with his friend around the White Mountains in New Hampshire and Vermont.  They drove a car all around, and took many photographs that were stored as slides for years in our basement.  Last month Vincent did a huge scanning project and digitized over 1,500 slides.  Here are some.  Many of these views are mysteries to me even though I am very familiar with the area.  It seems that some views have changed over the past 65 years.

The Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
This view hasn't changed much, especially the cog railroad tracks up the mountain.
The hotel has expanded a little, and the foreview is now a golf course instead of trees.

An unknown farm, probably Vermont somewhere

One of the notches.  Maybe the Kancamaugus Trail?
Love the 1950s car!

An unknown construction project.  It looks like a dam? Any ideas?

I had no idea what this was until I crowd sourced the answer on Facebook.
This is "Hunter and his Dog" in Smuggler's Notch! 

An unknown hotel labeled only "Lodge" on the white sign.
Dad was a golfer, and this looks like a golf course in the foreground.

An unknown dock, probably on the sea coast because it is cantilevered.
Maybe Maine?

Another mystery view!

Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "1955 Views of the White and Green Mountains", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 18, 2019, ( accessed [access date]).

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