Mt. Washington Auto Road, New Hampshire (Images of America Series)

Mt. Washington Auto Road, New Hampshire (Images of America Series)

by Steven Caming


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Mt. Washington Auto Road, New Hampshire (Images of America Series) by Steven Caming

Reaching more than a mile in the sky and acting as the crown of the Presidential Range, Mount Washington and the Mt. Washington Auto Road have been luring and challenging adventure seekers on foot, on bicycles, or in race cars for over 150 years. The Mt. Washington Auto Road was opened to the public in 1861 and has remained in continuous operation ever since—making this the nation’s first man-made attraction. Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the Mt. Washington Auto Road has witnessed the evolution of transportation from mountain wagons drawn by six-horse teams to the modern cars of today. Mt. Washington Auto Road documents the history of this eight-mile path to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467121651
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/19/2014
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 794,015
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

During more than 25 years living in and writing about Mount Washington Valley history, Steven Caming has produced several documentaries, authored countless articles, and staged many historical reenactments. He continues to serve as media director for the Mt. Washington Auto Road. The historical photographs utilized in this book have come from the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Philbrook, Wemyss, and author’s collections.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 When Horses Ruled the Road 9

2 The Carriage Road Becomes the Auto Road 33

3 Working on the Road 47

4 The Glen Houses 63

5 On the Summit 77

6 An Eventful History 107

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