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Old 02-12-2006, 06:27 PM   #1
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Talking 1950 - "Where to in the Lakes Region" Magazine


(Photo above is of the Ledges on Newfound Lake)

You're all familiar with the "Where to in New Hampshire" Magazines which are still published and can be found at most rest stops and tourist information booths. I have come across one from 1950. It includes a description of each town arranged by lake; Lake Winnipesaukee, Newfound Lake, Squam Lake and Ossipee Lake etc. It also has sections that describe; Boy's and Girl's Camps, Industry, Agriculture, Hunting, Boating, Photo Contest, Fishing, Skiing, Theatre and Real Estate. I wish I could scan the whole thing but it is 104 pages and too time-consuming! I'll also intersperse a few postcards for comparison purposes.



Recognize the building above? It is across from the Riverview Cemetary in Alton Village and is now owned by NH Public Servce Electric Coop (or whatever it is called!)



The Land-Ho Alton Bay

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Wolfeboro


The General Wolfe, formerly Pinkham's Farm, is now the Windrifter Resort. Located near Kingswood Golf Course right on the main drag.


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Point Breeze - View of Dining Hall and Rec. Hall

TO BE CONTINUED!!!!!!!

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Old 02-12-2006, 06:44 PM   #2
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I believe we are seeing Nat's boat "The Swallow" in the photo above



Steamer Swallow at Camp Kehonka

Gilford

The Hampshire House is now the Victorian House
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which apparently was also once known as the Stoddard House


unless I am confusing two different places....

more on the Victorian House....click below

http://www.newhampshire.com/dining/o...t.cfm?id=12330



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Old 02-12-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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Weirs Beach



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I've got a lot more Weirs stuff to add. If tomorrow is a snow day I'll add some more! McD
PS - No snow day today! the only town south of Boston with school! Means an extra day at the lake in June!

CONTINUED BELOW........

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Old 02-12-2006, 07:32 PM   #4
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Other Places around the lake


Hotel Wawbeek - Melvin Village


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Old 02-13-2006, 12:11 PM   #5
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Boy, a lots changed since that aerial view of the Weirs was shot! I can almost see my house in it, if it wasn't for all the trees somebodys cut down since then.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:31 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Great stuff!

Wonderful historical snippets. Thanks for posting, McDude!
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:32 PM   #7
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Default Aerial Shot of the Weirs

Weirs Guy: Here's another aerial shot of the Weirs (from probably the 50s) that you may find interesting.


P.S. - that is the orange roof of a Howard Johnson's restaurant near the drive-in entrance.

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Old 02-13-2006, 07:16 PM   #8
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More on the Weirs

See Proctor's Pine Tree Web Cam (click below)
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Stay Tuned! Coming Up Next.....

HUNTING IN THE LAKES REGION>>>


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Thanks mcdude, absolutely amazing how much things change. I didn't even know there was a hojo's there at one time.
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This is pretty funny.....Hank's Letter


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Old 02-15-2006, 09:45 AM   #11
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Thumbs up Thanks McDude! Great Stuff!

Thanks for sharing your great Magazine. Excellent information.
I especially enjoyed Hanks letter. He sounds like such a character!!!
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:44 PM   #12
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Enjoyed so much looking at all the old pictures but did not see any of Meredith. I remember spending summers in the 1950's out on Bear and shopping in Meredith at Weeks Meat Market for food and going to the ice house to get ice to bring back across the lake for our icebox. We would start with a large block but by the time we got back to the boat 2hp and across to the cabin we had just the right amount left to fit in the box. What memories and how things have changed.
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jerseyonbear:
thanks for that great story! Regretfully only one page on Meredith in the whole book!

However, this may be a postcard of about that time period. I don't see Week's Market but if you look closely you'll see that it's an A&P on the left.


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Great pictures brings back lots of memories.
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Oh McDude......You've done it again!! Awsome stuff!! I love the Wymans Garage ad which has the telephone number 70.
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Love these old pix. Most of them were from when I was a kid. I may be older but I still haven't grown up
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Thanks,Mcdude.....brought back lots of wonderful memories.
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Thanks McDude. Loved the Allen A resort pics. I don't think there's any resorts left on Lake Wentworth? Still have Camp Bernadette though. Do you have any historical pics of Camp Bernadette?
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Thank you for sharing these glimpse from the past, McDude. I truly enjoyed reading the content and looking at the photos. I love reading this stuff.
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Absolutely love the advertisement & postcard for "Wawbeek"! That place holds MANY fantastic memories of mine while growing up. Thanks, McDude.
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Absolutely love the advertisement & postcard for "Wawbeek"! That place holds MANY fantastic memories of mine while growing up. Thanks, McDude.

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