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Franconia Notch and the women who saved it

Author: Kimberly A Jarvis
Publisher: Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; Hanover : Published by University Press of New England, ©2007.
Series: Revisiting New England.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"...The 6,000-acre Franconia Notch nestled deep in the majestic White Mountains [of New Hampshire], was a well-loved summer resort and tourist destination in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When in 1923 a devastating fire destroyed a famous grand hotel...and its owners decided against rebuilding, lumber companies eagerly moved in to evaluate the timber in the region. A vigorous campaign to save the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly A Jarvis
ISBN: 9781584656272 1584656271 9781584656265 1584656263
OCLC Number: 72353859
Description: xvi, 214 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A unique masterpiece of nature --
chp. 1. A prospect truly grand and often awfully sublime: exploring the White Mountains --
chp. 2. The emotion of the sublime: tourism and art in the White Mountains --
chp. 3. A huge museum of curiosities: Franconia Notch, as advertised --
chp. 4. Saving the Switzerland of America: the White Mountains conservation movement --
chp. 5. To aid and educate: organizing the White Mountains conservation movement --
chp. 6. Old Man of the Mountain rallies his friends: the campaign to save Franconia Notch, August 1923 to October 1927 --
chp. 7. The Old Man belongs to the nation: the campaign to save Franconia Notch, October 1927 to June 1928 --
chp. 8. Which shall it be?" Franconia Notch preserved.
Series Title: Revisiting New England.
Responsibility: Kimberly A. Jarvis.
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