Throughout its rich and varied history, New Hampshire's White Mountains region has played host to explorers and adventurers, lumberjacks and locomotives, as well as grand hotels and their well-heeled guests. In this new anthology of historical writing, local author Mike Dickerman captures the spirit, tenacity and resourcefulness of those who have lived, worked and played in these Great White Hills. His stories also bring to life dramatic events that scarred the landscape long ago, such as tragic plane crashes and the devastating Hurricane of 1938. The book spans the ages, from the logging railroads of yesteryear to the forest fire lookout towers of the mid-twentieth century, and covers the expanse of these environs, from the snow-laden heights of Mount Washington to the stately grounds of the Mountain View House in Whitefield.
About the Author
Mike Dickerman is a longtime northern New Hampshire resident. After more than a decade of reporting on area events for the Littleton Courier newspaper, he started his own publishing company (Bondcliff Books) in 1996 and regularly writes, publishes and distributes books related to New Hampshire's North Country and White Mountains.
Table of Contents
1 Hiking History of Mount Washington 9
2 Winter Firsts on the Rock Pile 17
3 Exploring the Whites with the AMC 28
4 Moses Sweetser and the Early Guidebooks for White Mountain Trampers 35
5 Fire Towers and Their Pioneering Women Lookouts 48
6 Lumberjacks and Locomotives: The Logging Railroad Era 57
7 Crash of the Triton (and Other Log-Train Mishaps) 73
8 Big Blow: The Hurricane of 1938 79
9 Plane Crash in the Pemi: The Tragic Tale of the Missing Doctors 93
10 A Working Life Spent in the Woods 110
11 Schuyler Dodge and the Mountain View House 116
About the Author 127