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Old 10-10-2020, 08:43 PM   #1
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Great pictures!! In the last picture, the only thing missing is "Hot Dog Bob" and his cart.
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There are trees--and a horse (!) in the picture.
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What is the name of the boat in the next to last picture? It looks like 100 passengers and single lifeboat, capacity 10. On the other hand, it appears the Mount has no lifeboat in the last picture.
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The people in the photos look like a movie cast, wearing fine clothing and hats.

It appears that a lifeboat is located at the starboard stern of the Mount.

Note the horsedrawn delivery sled in the first photo.

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In the Hobb's Landing postcard......what exactly is going on under that red umbrella?
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What is the name of the boat in the next to last picture? It looks like 100 passengers and single lifeboat, capacity 10. On the other hand, it appears the Mount has no lifeboat in the last picture.
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I think the vessel in the forth picture is the Gov. Endicott.
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With respect to the Hobb's Landing post card - "What happens under the umbrella stays under the umbrella".
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This was the North Main Street Bus. The kids who lived above Forest Road rode free and those who lived below paid. It was Alvin Hatch's bus. He had a jewelry business in the midwest but moved to Wolfeboro after marrying his wife "The Goose " of Goose Corner. In Wolfeboro he became a "gentleman farmer".
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I have seen this picture before. If the whole picture was in view you would see Mr. Hatch to the left with his dog Chief. I love the history of the town. In this particular instance I had personal knowledge of the family so I know a little more about them. Mrs. Hatch was quite a character. She wrote a little book called Goose Quills. She wrote for the Granite State News too. Obviously she didn't believe a woman's place was in the home even in those days. Unfortunately they didn't have any kids.
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Was the Brook and Bridle inn located in Wolfeboro or on Roberts Cove Rd in Alton? As I recall Bonnie Dunbar's place of that name was in Alton.
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Was the Brook and Bridle inn located in Wolfeboro or on Roberts Cove Rd in Alton? As I recall Bonnie Dunbar's place of that name was in Alton.
Yes,East Alton near Roberts cove. Now owned by Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro.
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Here is an old one from wolfeboro, from my old friends collection
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Wentworth, do you know where that is? Is it Wolfeboro Falls at the junction of 28 and 109A?
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He told me it was, but couldn’t confirm myself .heres another from 1916 ,the man on left with hat started one of the first resorts .
Titled a Two hour catch on the original photo.
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That photo is interesting .it shows old fire prevention techniques. The beams on the ceiling are chamfered or rounded to prevent flames from catching the edges of the beams. Learned that from the man who gave Me the photos and shad several fires at his resort.
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From some time in the 1950's

For the benefit of the younger Forum members: Yes, we did used to have several pharmacies on Main Street (as seen in the photo).

Also, note the original location of Bradley's Hardware prior to relocating to its current location at 22 Railroad Avenue.

Now does anyone remember what used to be in the 22 Railroad Ave building before Bradley's moved there? I believe it used to be some kind of meat processing facility. Am I correct?
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Yes it was. We called it the Locker Plant.
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Why is it that today, immediate downtown on-street parking on North Main Street is parallel and on South Main Street it's diagonal? I'm pretty sure that during the 1950's, it was all parallel.
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Why is it that today, immediate downtown on-street parking on North Main Street is parallel and on South Main Street it's diagonal? I'm pretty sure that during the 1950's, it was all parallel.
Interesting question. But I think it used to be mostly all diagonal. Now it's mixed. Who knows why?????
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The postcard says Wolfeboro Road Alton NH Route 28.


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That fits the place I described. It would be old 28 out of Wolfeboro. If you went by Robert's Cove almost to the end of that road before you hit the new 28 that would be the location. It really looks like the area.
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My best guess is East Alton some where in the Roberts Cove area .
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Libby Museum ought to be on everybody's "to do" list. It is open to the public, and there is an opportunity to voluntarily donate toward the upkeep. There is an organization, "Friends of he Libby Museum", incorporated as a non-profit, which provides structure to the Museum.

Within the Museum,a visitor will find all kinds of natural history exhibits, animals, artifacts, diorama-type displays, written material. During the summer they sponsor educational programs with speakers and traveling exhibits.

It is on Route 109 in Wolfeboro, just south of the Tuftonboro line. It is accessible by boat, although the docking is extremely limited.

There is something for all ages. I have been going there at least once a summer for over 50 years.
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Libby Museum ought to be on everybody's "to do" list. It is open to the public, and there is an opportunity to voluntarily donate toward the upkeep. There is an organization, "Friends of he Libby Museum", incorporated as a non-profit, which provides structure to the Museum.

Within the Museum,a visitor will find all kinds of natural history exhibits, animals, artifacts, diorama-type displays, written material. During the summer they sponsor educational programs with speakers and traveling exhibits.

It is on Route 109 in Wolfeboro, just south of the Tuftonboro line. It is accessible by boat, although the docking is extremely limited.

There is something for all ages. I have been going there at least once a summer for over 50 years.
Does that make you a relic, Camp Guy? 50 years on exhibit.

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Here are lots and lots of Old Wolfeboro Photos:

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Very interesting collection of photos.

If you look carefully at one of the photos, you can see the Gulf Gas Station was originally located at the Ford Dealership prior to moving across the street to where the Yum Yum Shop is today.

Thank you for posting the collection of photos!
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That's Point Breeze before the big fire. The boathouse on Sunset Point was (is) just beyond the property line, and what a challenge to us Point Breeze kids to get over there, and even out to the "summer house" at the end of the point!

My mother was brought to Point Breeze for the first time in 1924 when she was one month old. As you can see from the photo, there were no cabins then, just big rooming houses, and Charles Stevens would not tolerate her crying at night, so my grandpa would walk her on the beach and through the woods to quiet her.

She brought my Dad there in 1947, just before they married, and I came for the first time at the age of 3 months in 1950. My family was there every summer from 1924-1982 which was the last year.

It was remarkable that the same families tended to have the same vacation times, and I could still tell you, for the first three weeks in August, which cabins #1 - #32 "belonged" to which families, because it was (almost) always the same people.

My parents, sisters, and two sets of grandparents had 3, 4, and 5. My cousins were usually "on the other side", where one of the old rooming houses "the Boulders" still survived.

Lots of memories of times gone by. I live about a half mile away, on Lake Wentworth, and I'm raising my kids there.
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Ok, since nobody commented on Clearwater Lodges I'll bite. It has been run by the Vinnicomb family since some time in the late 50s I think. The granddaughter and her husband now run it although Herb is still living there. If you remember the storm that came through last summer, it hit Clearwater hard, knocking down trees and damaging several cottages. It is on North Main St below the Libby Museum/Tuftonboro line. It is beside Piping Rock. When we were kids some guy and I think his name was Matt Brendell owned Piping Rock and he had a big megaphone ( I think that's what it's called ) and yelled to all his guests on it. They would water ski and when somebody would successfully get up he would yell out "Atta Boy". It was pretty funny.
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Many nice pix, and it's hard to dissect them all. My recollection is that, back in the day, gas stations had disticntive architecture. Among other features, Esso had a red lipstick roof feature. I always thought of the Yum Yum shop as being a former Esso/Exxon station. To me Gulf had their orange signs but nothing distinctive about architecture. YumYum = Esso, n'est ce pas?
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This pic indicates that the Yum Yum Shop was previously a Gulf Station.







For some history of the Yum Yum Shop click here.... https://www.yumyumshop.com/pages/about
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Many nice pix, and it's hard to dissect them all. My recollection is that, back in the day, gas stations had disticntive architecture. Among other features, Esso had a red lipstick roof feature. I always thought of the Yum Yum shop as being a former Esso/Exxon station. To me Gulf had their orange signs but nothing distinctive about architecture. YumYum = Esso, n'est ce pas?
I remember the Esso station quite well. It was located on the hill across from the A&P (which is now Hunters Supermarket). This was made into a nice little park once the station closed.

This old fashioned Esso gas station was rather unique as it did not have a car lift; rather it had a deep cement trench that the mechanic had to step down into in order to work under the vehicles. It was a very small Gas Station.

McDude is correct in that the Gulf Station was located at the current Yum Yum Shop, but prior to that it was located at the Ford Dealership across the street.

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This old fashioned Esso gas station was rather unique as it did not have a car lift; rather it had a deep cement trench that the mechanic had to step down into in order to work under the vehicles. It was a very small Gas Station.
These pits were phased out because too many mechanics were killed or injured using them. Heavier-than-air fumes and gases would collect in the pits causing the mechanic to pass out or suffocate if no one noticed their distress.
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These pits were phased out because too many mechanics were killed or injured using them. Heavier-than-air fumes and gases would collect in the pits causing the mechanic to pass out or suffocate if no one noticed their distress.
I was a mechanic at the chevy dealer in wolfboro many years ago and we had those pits. Made certain jobs easy but really was dangerous aside from the fumes there was the issue of falling in or driving a car over the edge. At the time it was called Kamler Chevrolt and Buick and was located sort of behind Hunters grocery. (was it called that then, 40+ years ago?)
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At the time it was called Kamler Chevrolt and Buick and was located sort of behind Hunters grocery. (was it called that then, 40+ years ago?)

The Time Traveler tells us (a few posts above) that it was an A&P at one time.
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The Time Traveler tells us (a few posts above) that it was an A&P
The A&P was in front of Kamler which before that was Hart's garage. The Rite Aid went in there and is now Walgreen's.
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The Time Traveler tells us (a few posts above) that it was an A&P at one time.
The A&P that I spoke about was the more modern one that was on the hill where Hunters Supermarket is today.

I was not aware of the original A&P on Railroad Ave. Nice photo!
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I was a mechanic at the chevy dealer in wolfboro many years ago and we had those pits. Made certain jobs easy but really was dangerous aside from the fumes there was the issue of falling in or driving a car over the edge. At the time it was called Kamler Chevrolt and Buick and was located sort of behind Hunters grocery. (was it called that then, 40+ years ago?)
My grandfather was part of that operation, Art Robinson. My dad bought an 80's' Chevy El Camino - black with a Sky Blue bird decal on it. I'll never forget that car.
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My grandfather was part of that operation, Art Robinson. My dad bought an 80's' Chevy El Camino - black with a Sky Blue bird decal on it. I'll never forget that car.
Was Art the general manager? taxing my memory. Smallish guy, maybe 60 at the time lived over on 28 towards Alton?. I remember there was some el camino for a special customer about that time that got extra love in the rust proofing booth
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Yes, that's him. My grandparents lived on Springfield Point very close to the Kamler's home there. I have very fond memories of my years growing up and visiting them all in that area. The Kamler's, Buckman's, Graham's all a great group over there- I'm sure I'm forgetting so many.

Well I can tell you the "extra love" worked, even though it ended up in California, rust was never an issue.
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I remember the Esso station quite well. It was located on the hill across from the A&P (which is now Hunters Supermarket). This was made into a nice little park once the station closed.
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Cate Park was dedicated in 1967 on the site of what had been the Ann Inn and then, from the early 1940s onward, an Esso Service Station. At one time, Fred E. Varney was proprietor. Also, depicted in the background, is the old Lakeshore R.R. Station which is now the Dockside Restaurant.
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Cate Park was dedicated in 1967 on the site of what had been the Ann Inn and then, from the early 1940s onward, an Esso Service Station. At one time, Fred E. Varney was proprietor. Also, depicted in the background, is the old Lakeshore R.R. Station which is now the Dockside Restaurant.
Thanks for posting this picture.... It's amazing that this waterfront gas station was turned into such a desirable small public park with beautiful views of the lake.

Fred Varney is a familiar name and had his hands on a lot of things......
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Thanks for posting this picture.... It's amazing that this waterfront gas station was turned into such a desirable small public park with beautiful views of the lake. Fred Varney is a familiar name and had his hands on a lot of things......
Fred E. Varney Co. built many "camps" on the lake, with most going-in at Wolfeboro's Springfield Point.

Supervisor Gordon Colby hired me to assist. Many poured concrete foundations and wooden window screens have my handiwork in them.

To replace damaged screening, you can pry out the wooden strips and staple-in new screening. I used copper screening, when the time came for mine. (Our place was built by Fred E. Varney Co., and no rodent has ever got inside--except for a chipmunk who followed me through the door after I refilled the bird feeder).

The Lada, built in the USSR, was a FIAT, built under license. You still see them in modern YouTube dash-cam videos of Russian traffic crashes--which are epic! (Lada was not the worst car to come out of Russia).

I never heard Henry used, it was always Harry Hopewell. 'Quirky guy, who has since passed away. New to me, Hopewell Point Road could have been named after him, but he also had a remarkable brother.

Could that Wolfeboro open-air market have been Stinchfield's Market?
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HopewellPoint was named after the Hopewells but he was the son. They lived in the house with the red metal roof.
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Found this image on the Wolfeboro Facebook page and thought it would be a good addition to this thread.
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You notice there's a camp counselor atop the tower who looks like she is watching intently all the swimmers or non-swimmers as a life guard.

Wonder if she will climb back down the tall tower ladder or slide down the water slide in the front into the water?

And, there's a second person, further out on the left, also atop a smaller tower who is life guarding the outer swim area.

Today, this same lake spot is most likely out front a waterfront, single family house. The 1960's were the good old days when there were many different summer camps just like this one, Camp Kehonka, 1902-1985.

www.kehonka.wordpress.com/camp-kehonka-photos/
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