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Old 04-05-2020, 09:59 AM   #201
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Another place that "Chroma-Stone" ring came in handy.
In your first post on the "stone" it was a good thing you added the commercial- I was a bit concerned as to what you were referring too!

Second photo- MAN-O-MAN! this pic is well after my memories of Teen Haven -The Blue Knights!- but still GREAT!

About ten years ago I found Ron Piche (drummer/singer for the "Knights". I was a summer resident back in the Haven's hey-day, and loved every time I went there). Anyway, in talking with Ron on the phone (I never actually knew him- but he was summer famous!) I told him I would love to get an old poster for my camp. He was a bit reluctant to give one up, but over the course of a few calls it seemed he was considering. He even told me (remember, this was only about 2010) that his wife thought he should start another band.

Then... he dropped off the radar!

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Glad you enjoyed the post and brought back some memories, To bad its on a page change.

But for you

Teen Haven and the "Chroma-Stone" from a few posts back numbers 199 and 200 Set up in one post.
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If this gal was holding my boat I think my scientifically developed "Chroma-Stone" would be that voliet blue color.

Dare To Wear It!!



Old Kings Grant Post Card


K-Tel Comercial Below



Another place that "Chroma-Stone" ring came in handy.


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I remember that year. I was 15 years old. It was the second year that we lived in our new home. We had a beautiful natural sand beach in front of the house. Unfortunately, there were many large rocks and boulders just below the water’s surface. It wasn’t exactly a perfect beach, but there wasn’t anything we could do about it.
It was two years later that the lake went down so low. My parents had no idea why this was happening. My father always had all kinds of radio equipment and always knew everything that was going on, or so I thought. So, my parents decided what a wonderful opportunity to have all the rocks removed from the beach.

The company came in with their big equipment and the bulldozers could go approximately 30 feet out before there was any water. They worked all day long digging up the big rocks and pushing them over to the sides of the beach.

We talked about that year for a long time after that, always wondering if the lake would ever go that low again and never understanding why it did that year.
So, after all these years, it was because they put in Weirs Beach? That is so cool.
Agreed. The dredging project was completed in 1950 http://weirsbeach.com/reasons-to-vis...hannel-dredge/
In the 50's the name was changed from Weirs to Weirs Beach.
The second photo shows the expanded "new" docks at the south end of the old city docks. Those were built in the mid 60's. In the fifties there were still three stick multi-pilings lining Weirs Channel from when the old Mount was moored there in the winter. The picture shows mostly single piles set just for navigation. I was away at school 1965-66, so I have no personal recollection of the low water shown. I guess the water level was much closer to normal by the next summer as low water does not stand out in my mind.
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Hard to believe nowadays that there is not much of a trace of these events that helped make the weirs a popular destination. Mostly promoted by Jim Irwin along with the big bands and other events. If you look closely you can make out one of the "Miss Winniwesaukee Speed Boats" in the back ground. I remember going to one of these when I was very little. I had to sit on my dads shoulders to see anything.





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Thanks Top-Water. I was a pre-schooer in those days, but I remember the races somewhat. We had a 1950 30' Chris Craft cabin cruiser, and my father often volunteered to be a picket boat for these races. 40 years later, we served as "Turn #3" for the offshore power boat races held in the Broads.
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Photo Courtesy Of Stuff Nobody Cares About

https://stuffnobodycaresabout.com/20...uth-first-wife

Babe Ruth At Lake Winnipesaukee, NH – 1916

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I could be wrong but I think he stayed in Wolfeboro. I know a lot of the Red Sox stayed on Sewall Road.
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@ Tis

Thank you for that info. I was wondering where he might have stayed. I did not know his first wife passed away.
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Wolfeboro docks from a verylong time ago.

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Center Harbor:

I never knew that at one time you could purchase fuel here.

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If you did this now ............. you would be getting a visit from F&G.

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I don't know ehere this place was. (Anybody ?)

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Novelty item probaly sold at gift shops or won as prize at one of the arcades.
Label says Meredith NH. Anyone willing to own up to having one of these?

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If you look at and Supersize the map in this link,
http://weirsbeach.com/services/chamb...irs-beach-map/

look at location 26 north of The Weirs which is entitled: Rose-Edward Lodge and Cabins
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Thank you very much. I never would have guessed that location.

Kind-a close to where the "Look Off Rock Cabins" were.
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Center Harbor:

I never knew that at one time you could purchase fuel here.

Yes indeed, owned by the Ulms at the Center Harbor Sports Shop. Ron Ulm, recently passed away, would climb in his truck and drive down to the docks to fill up your tank. I filled up my 5 gal. tank, with the proper mix of oil for about $3.00. It lasted me nearly all week running my 14 hp. Scott outboard.


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Thank you very much for that tid-bit of history. I read about Rons passing here. But I never knew anything about gas pumps being at Cener Harbor.

I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Thanks

It's great that folks remember this stuff and are willing to pass the info along.

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Glendale July 23, 1906:

Very old post card image. It certainly does not look like this now.

Edit: Is it just me or my imagination, if you look to the far left on the hill. Is that the Castle up there? You can barely make it out (I) think?

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Bowling ....... At the Half Moon ... A very very long time ago.

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Weirs, June 1932. This is on Lakeside Ave. The building in the far background is the Cavalry Headquarters

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Mail Boat 1938.

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Brochure cover featuring a photo of the weirs beach raft.

Any idea when the last year was that they used this raft?

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Having fun at the Weirs in 1933. Anyone recognize the floor tile pattern
on this place. Other than a date from 1933, I have no other information on where this photo was taken.

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Top - I just found this thread and spent the last hour perusing. It is great to see these pictures and histories that far predate my time at the lake. One thing I notice is how much the trees have grown in and blocked the vistas in some of the pictures.

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Very old post card image. It certainly does not look like this now.

Edit: Is it just me or my imagination, if you look to the far left on the hill. Is that the Castle up there? You can barely make it out (I) think?


That's Kimball's Castle. It was built by Benjamin Kimball who was a rich railroad magnate and helped to build the Lakeshore Railroad. Do a search on Photopost to find more images
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Thanks Mcdude coming from you I'll take that as a yes that the castle is in the image. It is hard to make out. The color of the stone and the skyline color are almost eactly the same.

Thank you for taking the time to look.
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@ The Real BigGuy Glad you enjoy the photos I'd like to think of it as my Covid 19 therapy thread. It's been a great way to share some old photos and get a few questions answered here and there.
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Before there was anything at the Weirs. Believe it or Not...this is Weirs Beach as it looked back in 1860 to the 70's before the crowds. The Lady of the Lakes waits patiently for passengers.

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The SS Mt. Washington at the Alton Bay Railroad station in 1906.

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Sorry ... Not a lot of informationon this photo. Other than its Center Harbor location. Obviously from a very long time ago.

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The Libby Museum from a long time ago judging by just the ages of the cars parked along side of the building

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The most secret sand bar in the lakes region and a good fishing spot.

However Mom's probably going to kick some ass for the dirty sneakers!

Somewhere in the Winnipesaukee River around Church Street.

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Nowadays the new boat launch in Alton. More or less known by many as Downings landing. There used to be a little amusment park here ae well. I remember it well from all the old buildings there with roof shingles with giant print on them including the boat houses. I'm pretty sure at one time there was a "Century Boats" dealer here. When we were stuck for parts we would drive over here. I'll never forget it.



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Question: Was this (below) just around the corner/ across the street at the same intersection?

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In the first pic just over the bridge on the right is the old McGraths general store before the furnace blew up and it burned. The owner Pete McGrath was in the building at the time he was hurt badly, its now Irwin Marine. Over on the right is the old roller skating rink with Alton Bay on the roof, its now condos.
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@ Pondguy thanks for the help.

I think I found its location thanks to an old post by Mcdude. Pretty much where I thought it was supposed to be right in that little triange intersection.
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McGrath's Store......before that it was Wilson's Store







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I don't know where these great pictures come from but thanks to all. I am surprised regularly by the posts of such old pictures. I find them fascinating.

These pictures-all of them-are amazing. What I'd give to be able to go back in time and walk through say, one of the grand hotels in Ctr. Harbor or the Weirs or on Long Island for starters-or go for a flight with Bob Fogg, among many other things, like taking a sweet HackerCraft out for dinner at the Weirs on a warm summer evening. Wow.

Such a pure simple time.
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@ McDude:

Re The Myrtle Ann circa 1945 Thank you for that image. I was not 100% sure where this place was ......with a little help from you & the search feature I was able to find it. It was not even a surprise that "you" would be the one to have posted it. Now I know that Mary Jane's & the "Myrtle Ann" were in the same place/location.

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These pictures-all of them-are amazing. What I'd give to be able to go back in time and walk through say, one of the grand hotels in Ctr. Harbor or the Weirs or on Long Island for starters-or go for a flight with Bob Fogg, among many other things, like taking a sweet HackerCraft out for dinner at the Weirs on a warm summer evening. Wow.

Such a pure simple time.
Glad you enjoy them ...... the same as I enjoy your diving videos and images. I think what I get a big kick out of is the old classic cars that folks drove in those days. I can just barley remember driving up here when I was a kid and interstate hi-way system was a new thing.
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But when people were driving them they weren’t “old classic cars”.


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Judging by the other headlines this happened at the end of WWII. User McDude has a nice photo of the fire in the photo gallery (somewhere). While I have do not doubt this happened, I'm surprised that Alton had a thousand people to be homeless.

Any exact date on this fire? Seems like the Weirs Hotel fires and The Mount Washington (boat) fire got so much more coverage back then. Must have been a pretty big event for the Boston papers to cover it.

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The Mount comes into the docks at Wolfeboro.

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This is the Main Dining Room at the Allen Camp in Wolfeboro,N.H. as it looked around 1947.

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Baseball at the Allen A. (Un-sure of date of this photo)

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Judging by the other headlines this happened at the end of WWII. User McDude has a nice photo of the fire in the photo gallery (somewhere). While I have do not doubt this happened, I'm surprised that Alton had a thousand people to be homeless.

Any exact date on this fire? Seems like the Weirs Hotel fires and The Mount Washington (boat) fire got so much more coverage back then. Must have been a pretty big event for the Boston papers to cover it.


There have actually been three fires at the campground; 1945, 1967, and one more recently.






Follow this link for a history of the campground and more information about the fires.


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Thanks Mc Dude for the photo and the links.

That is a very impressive post about the campground. Thank you a lot of interesting reading and images to look at.
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I don't know where these great pictures come from but thanks to all. I am surprised regularly by the posts of such old pictures. I find them fascinating.

These pictures-all of them-are amazing. What I'd give to be able to go back in time and walk through say, one of the grand hotels in Ctr. Harbor or the Weirs or on Long Island for starters-or go for a flight with Bob Fogg, among many other things, like taking a sweet HackerCraft out for dinner at the Weirs on a warm summer evening. Wow.

Such a pure simple time.
According to this article, about 10 (out of 150) grand hotels survive. The Oceanic on Star Island is the only one that hasn't been fully renovated. You can still enjoy the "simpler time"
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Do bears eat carrots ?? Thanks .......... you have way better eyes than me...
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Remembering the good old days when if someone got a little close to your dock and you would just give a little wave.


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One of those little forgotten and lesser traveled spots on the lake. I guess the mail boats over the years used to stop here to drop off and pick up passengers and mail. For lack of a better term .... just down the street from Bear Island

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Why in gods name is this "Lake Whalom Playhouse" poster on the "Winnipesaukee Forum"

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Just to clarify these folks are not swimming in Meredith Bay in July of 1911. When you went in the water back then they called it "Bathing" with or without soap

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Thinking of devastating fires in Alton Bay reminds of the loss of the Oak Birch Inn on 28A on the east side of the bay. Luckily I had the pleasure of having drinks on the porch a few times and dining there once before it burnt to the ground.


See photos HERE (<----click)


The Inn burnt on April 3, 1989. It had a bowling alley, movie theater, dancing and a casino at one time.





Here is a link to a video of the Inn burning


https://www.facebook.com/SunsetBob/v...3842596513365/


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In my travels trying to find old images of the lake I stumbled on these items. Is there any story with these images. Do you recognize either of these places? I figured I would ask an Expert . "You" have done so much wonderful research on so many other topics, I thought you might know something about the 2 photos below.

This one caught my eye (below) because it was selling the same Chocolate candy as the Mount Washington. Admittedly I don't even know where these places were other than what is written on them.


This one I only saved because it said Alton on it.
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A photo I should have put in with the other older "Tarlsons" images that I posted before. I guess I'll always have a soft spot for the "Weirs". I can still remember looking at that old "Cott" soft drink bilboard from years ago. I guess we alll have some special memory from visiting here including that simple baseball game they had in one of the arcades back then. You know the one where you get the ball to hit the ramp just right and you get a homerun.

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Not really a hell of a lot ....... unless the star of your show skips out and takes a weekend off to go for a speedboat ride in one of the Lake Winnipesaukee speedboats. {Sorry not a lot of detail in the photo}

Lynne Neill - Barbara Nichols
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A photo I should have put in with the other older "Tarlsons" images that I posted before. I guess I'll always have a soft spot for the "Weirs". I can still remember looking at that old "Cott" soft drink bilboard from years ago. I guess we alll have some special memory from visiting here including that simple baseball game they had in one of the arcades back then. You know the one where you get the ball to hit the ramp just right and you get a homerun.
I remember my little cousin being terrified by that quick draw cowboy game in one of the arcades.

The most striking thing about old pics from the Weirs is that over many decades they don't look much different. If they were all in B&W without cars it would be tough to tell the time period. I guess there is some good in consistency.
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This show did come to the Lakes Region, at the Lakes Region Playhouse in Gilford. I had the pleasure of serving breakfast to Tom Ewell when he came to Dorothy's Restaurant (now the Lyon's Den.) I also remember seeing several cast members at the Weirs when they went for a cruise on the Flying Yankee. Part of the act? Barbara Nichols wore a very deep cut swimsuit and she kept falling out. Up close, she was too old for that kind of stuff so it was more embarrassing than titillating. (Oops, sorry)
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I remember my little cousin being terrified by that quick draw cowboy game in one of the arcades.

The most striking thing about old pics from the Weirs is that over many decades they don't look much different. If they were all in B&W without cars it would be tough to tell the time period. I guess there is some good in consistency.
LOL I remember when my son came of age to hang around there, his game to ham it up on was the Frankenstein arcade game and make believe he was getting electrocuted.

As a side note ,,,,,,, a friend of mine many years ago asked me if I could make a part for a turn of the century arcade game that really did electrocute you. It was part of a strengrh test game. It cost 1 penny to play. Hard to imagine all the hours that went into producing that game just to get people to play for a penny. The metal work in the castings was elaborate.
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LOL I remember when my son came of age to hang around there, his game to ham it up on was the Frankenstein arcade game and make believe he was getting electrocuted.

As a side note ,,,,,,, a friend of mine many years ago asked me if I could make a part for a turn of the century arcade game that really did electrocute you. It was part of a strengrh test game. It cost 1 penny to play. Hard to imagine all the hours that went into producing that game just to get people to play for a penny. The metal work in the castings was elaborate.
I think of that when I watch the pickers show. Stuff was cheap, but of course wages were low too.

Did you ever see the show where Bob Lawton got his old game restored?

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Sorry....no clue!!
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Thats ok. Thanks for looking
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I think of that when I watch the pickers show. Stuff was cheap, but of course wages were low too.

Did you ever see the show where Bob Lawton got his old game restored?

https://www.funspotnh.com/tv.htm
I'm not sure if I had seen that episode on the arcade boat rebuild.

Here is an image of the thing that if fixed that electrocuted you when you played it for a penny. I can't imagine what the liabilities would be nowadays on this thing, because it really did electrocute you.


Video of a similar working one{below} as you can see the guy does not really want to touch it.
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In my travels trying to find old images of the lake I stumbled on these items. Is there any story with these images. Do you recognize either of these places? I figured I would ask an Expert . "You" have done so much wonderful research on so many other topics, I thought you might know something about the 2 photos below.

This one caught my eye (below) because it was selling the same Chocolate candy as the Mount Washington. Admittedly I don't even know where these places were other than what is written on them.


This one I only saved because it said Alton on it.
He's got old Socony (pre-Mobil) gas pumps, and the sign on the door says post office. House # looks like 7201. Find the post office address from ~ 1930 or so and that should be where this is.
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He's got old Socony (pre-Mobil) gas pumps, and the sign on the door says post office. House # looks like 7201. Find the post office address from ~ 1930 or so and that should be where this is.
Thankyou for you help on this {I Think} I feel something is missing from your reply that I do not quite understand. Seem like a sentence is missing.
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This show did come to the Lakes Region, at the Lakes Region Playhouse in Gilford. I had the pleasure of serving breakfast to Tom Ewell when he came to Dorothy's Restaurant (now the Lyon's Den.) I also remember seeing several cast members at the Weirs when they went for a cruise on the Flying Yankee. Part of the act? Barbara Nichols wore a very deep cut swimsuit and she kept falling out. Up close, she was too old for that kind of stuff so it was more embarrassing than titillating. (Oops, sorry)

You learn something new from the locals everyday in strange ways. Now I know why this boat is featured on this postcard. I did not know this until I seen your reply and put the two together. .......... Notice ........ no minature golf in this photo.

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The Flying Yankee was a c./1964 38' Chris Craft Sea Skiff, used for charters. I recall one day, I and two others were using the Yankee to upgrade our commercial captain's licenses. The first guy to go backed out of the dock. OOPS! About a foot, before he realized he had not untied the boat. Very embarrassing. On another occasion, the Yankee was on a bare boat charter, no captain, and they drove into the shallow waters south of Farrar Point where she perched on the rocks with a hole in her bottom.. In the early 60's, charts were printed by the NH Public Utilities Commission who also maintained the nav aids. Looking at my 1962 chart, there is a 'U' configuration of buoys in that cove so you can navigate along the shore, but nothing to indicate the middle of the bay is full of rocks. Since that time FL84 has been added, and the Bizer chart , in red, states "numerous shallow rocks in this area". Minimal damage, except for the running gear, so she was repaired and put back into service.

As for the mini golf:
That was a "Lomma" course, a company that built and shipped these courses all over the country. This one was inside the ballroom. 2-3 times a week it was taken apart and stored on dollies so the big bands could perform. Those crowds were dwindling so the Irwins upgraded the building (more fire exits) so they could have bigger crowds and moved to rock bands and concerts. Dancing was still not legal on Sundays, so those were concerts, seating on the dance floor. I recall names like "Peter & Gordon", "Teddy and tre Pandas" and "The Barbarians". In the winter, they stored boats on the dance floor.
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Laconia Cityscapes from at a more simple place in time.

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I love the cars in these photos...Old woody station wagons, Studebaker Hawks.
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Glad you are enjoying them. I know exactly what you mean.

More old car photo's this time, a few from Wolfeboro .

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If I was lucky enough to own one of these classic cars, I would not consider it a complete restoration unless it had one of these classic "Winnipesaukee Toppers" on it as well



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Laconia, N.H. Congregational Church as it looked on Jan. 25, 1922.

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Based on the parking lot collection, the Wolfeboro photo shouldn't be newer than 1955.

Except for the roof rack, one could have been our car!
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McIntyre Circle September 12 1935.

I guess they were only able to save a few chairs and the cash register.



I wonder how the fried clams were at this place?
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Admittedly I do not know where this is on the lake. Someone must know a little bit about this place. Heck they made post card of it so something had to have happened here.




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Well done.
Judging by the photo from 1935 I'd say the fried clams were Krispy
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When wooden boats were king.



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A sight not seen by most folks here at the forum. From July 1913 an actuall steam locomoive heading towards the Weirs from across Meredith bay. More than likely a regular event back in the day.

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Here's a 9:17 video www.youtube.com/watch?v=_luN5weloqw that looks like maybe year-1965, or so? All the water skiers are wearing a skier's belt which is no longer legal in NH for water skiing.

Check out the one kid who skis with the tow rope handle held between his legs while he juggles two tennis balls at the same time.

Camp Idlewild was a summer camp for boys, ages 7-15, located on 200-acres of Cow Island, close to Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro, in operation from 1891 to 1970.
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Steam Engine 122 at Glendale station in 1897

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While not really within the proper lakes region zone, but who could say no to thiis little gal. Especially when she brings her own quart of oil. Plymouth NH 1949.

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Help ! I'm not from the lakes region, but I'm trying to find this gal with a quart of oil.


Sadly I have no info on this photo
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A sight not seen by most folks here at the forum. From July 1913 an actuall steam locomoive heading towards the Weirs from across Meredith bay. More than likely a regular event back in the day.

While ALL of the pics you post are interesting/intriguing- I love this one the best!

One of my brother's late father-in-law used to tell stories of paddling a canoe across the bay to pick up his date. Melvin area.
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