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The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains

Author : Bryant Franklin Tolles
Publisher : David R. Godine Publisher
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015047098184

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This carefully researched, profusely illustrated volume identifies and explores some thirty outstanding resort complexes, explaining their architectural details, their social histories, and the often surprising stories behind their lovely wooden facades.

Summer by the Seaside

Author : Bryant Franklin Tolles
Publisher : UPNE
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1584655763

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Summer by the Seaside by Bryant Franklin Tolles Pdf

A sweeping, richly illustrated architectural study of the large, historic New England coastal resort hotels

White Mountain

Author : David Emerson
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 1996-05-01
Category : History
ISBN : 0738563773

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White Mountain by David Emerson Pdf

The White Mountains attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, all fascinated by the natural beauty of the area and awestruck each season anew by what the region has to offer. Adventurous city-dwellers began arriving almost as soon as carriages and dirt roads could carry them. As the number of visitors has increased with each passing year, one of the most telling barometers of change in the White Mountains has been the hostelry. This wonderful visual history reveals the history of the hotels, inns, and taverns in the White Mountains, and explains their impact on the area from the mid-nineteenth century to the late twentieth. Travel was an adventure in the mid-nineteenth century--not for the weak of heart--and travelers would generally find accommodations in taverns on stage routes or in local farmhouses. The arrival of "steel roads" made the region much more accessible, and large, opulent hotels were built to cater to the rich and famous while more modest country inns provided a quieter environment for artists and writers seeking sanctuary from the cities. Some of the most fascinating images here portray the opulent lifestyle that was enjoyed amidst the forests and falls of the mountains and capture a sense of serenity that was not to last.

Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks

Author : Bryant Franklin Tolles
Publisher : UPNE
Page : 362 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1584650966

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Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks by Bryant Franklin Tolles Pdf

An architectural study of the large Adirondack hotels that focuses on the cultural history of travel and tourism.

This Grand & Magnificent Place

Author : Christopher Johnson
Publisher : UPNE
Page : 340 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : History
ISBN : 1584654619

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This Grand & Magnificent Place by Christopher Johnson Pdf

A sweeping environmental history of a quintessential American wilderness.

The White Mountains

Author : Randall H. Bennett
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 166 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2003-07-01
Category : History
ISBN : 0738524336

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The White Mountains by Randall H. Bennett Pdf

This fabled district-America's first tourist playground- boasts the highest peaks in the Northeast and the world's worst weather. Rising above the forests, lakes, and rivers of northern New Hampshire and western Maine, this storied range is the centerpiece of the 770,000-acre White Mountain National Forest. These mountains have witnessed centuries of change, from Native Americans through early European settlers, the arrival of railroads and automobiles, and the rise of the grand hotels during the region's heyday.

Stories from the White Mountains

Author : Mike Dickerman
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 151 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2013-09-24
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781625845320

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Stories from the White Mountains by Mike Dickerman Pdf

Throughout its rich and varied history, New Hampshire's White Mountains region has played host to explorers and adventurers, as well as grand hotels and their well-heeled guests. In this 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-20th century, and covers the expanse of these rolling hills, from the snow-laden heights of Mount Washington to the stately grounds of the Mountain View House in Whitefield.

White Mountains Hiking History

Author : Mike Dickerman
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2013-06-04
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781625845337

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White Mountains Hiking History by Mike Dickerman Pdf

Since the time of pioneer settlers Abel and Ethan Allen Crawford, explorers and adventurers have been lured by the stunning peaks and lush valleys of New Hampshire's White Mountains. In the nearly two centuries since the Crawfords constructed their first crude footpath onto the heights of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, the White Mountain trail system has evolved into an intricate network featuring more than 1,400 miles of marked paths. Retrace the steps of early mountain guides such as Charles Lowe and Allen "Old Man" Thompson and learn how these early path-makers made New England's most popular and extensive mountain trail system possible. Longtime northern New Hampshire hiking columnist and guidebook author Mike Dickerman traces the fascinating story of this evolution with this new collection of profiles and reflections on the early trails and trailblazers of the region.

The Springfield Gas Machine

Author : Donald W. Linebaugh
Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
Page : 362 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2012-01-27
Category : History
ISBN : 9781572338357

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The Springfield Gas Machine by Donald W. Linebaugh Pdf

Developed just after the close of the Civil War, the Springfield Gas Machine was a unique commercial and domestic gas lighting system marketed for use in homes and businesses outside of a city’s gas works. The self-contained unit was perfectly suited to accommodate an expanding rural and suburban U.S. landscape as middle- and upper-class American families were looking to find simplicity in the countryside without losing any modern comforts of the city. Industries, too, were looking for a means to operate more efficiently and implement longer work hours for various production operations. Perhaps more important, owners of the Springfield system could retain control of their light production during a time when corporations were reaping large benefits from their monopolistic hold over municipal gas works. In addition to detailing preserved Springfield systems across the country, Donald W. Linebaugh uses newspapers and magazine articles, advertisements, patents, and even mail-order catalogs to tell the story of this one-of-a-kind unit. The Gilbert and Barker Manufacturing Company's innovative business plan established them as a leader in the manufacture of gas lighting devices. By taking gasoline from an oft-discarded byproduct of refining crude oil to a viable fuel source, the company paved the way for other gas-powered appliances to improve household management strategies and industrial production. In capturing the pre-automobile market for gasoline, Gilbert and Barker attracted the attention of the Standard Oil Trust, presaging the oil-industry dominance over gasoline production that continues today. The story of the Springfield gas machine ends in the early twentieth century as the advent of electricity proved more available to the masses with considerably less expense. However, gas lighting was, for its time, a major innovation in domestic and commercial lighting, and it changed daily life and social behaviors in the late nineteenth century as the comforts of home became a reality for suburban and rural Americans.

Built to Last

Author : Stanley Turkel CMHS ISHC
Publisher : Author House
Page : 329 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2013-09-05
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781491810064

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Built to Last by Stanley Turkel CMHS ISHC Pdf

Built to Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels East of the Mississippi is a sequel to my 2011 book, Built To Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels in New York. It has 86 chapters, one for each century-old hotel (of 50 rooms or more) east of the Mississippi River and each is illustrated by an antique postcard. The Foreword was written by Joseph McInerney, CHA, President of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. The book has been accepted for promotion, distribution and sale by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. My research into the histories of these hotels turned up fascinating stories about single-minded developers, brilliant and accidental architects, dedicated owners, famous and infamous guests and even the story of an underground bunker-shelter the size of two football fields built under a hotel to house the U.S. Government in the event of a nuclear war.

Books for Idle Hours

Author : Donna Harrington-Lueker
Publisher : UMass + ORM
Page : 291 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2019-08-30
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781613766316

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Books for Idle Hours by Donna Harrington-Lueker Pdf

The publishing phenomenon of summer reading, often focused on novels set in vacation destinations, started in the nineteenth century, as both print culture and tourist culture expanded in the United States. As an emerging middle class increasingly embraced summer leisure as a marker of social status, book publishers sought new market opportunities, authors discovered a growing readership, and more readers indulged in lighter fare. Drawing on publishing records, book reviews, readers' diaries, and popular novels of the period, Donna Harrington-Lueker explores the beginning of summer reading and the backlash against it. Countering fears about the dangers of leisurely reading—especially for young women—publishers framed summer reading not as a disreputable habit but as a respectable pastime and welcome respite. Books for Idle Hours sheds new light on an ongoing seasonal publishing tradition.

Franconia Notch and the Women who Saved it

Author : Kimberly A. Jarvis
Publisher : UPNE
Page : 236 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 1584656271

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Franconia Notch and the Women who Saved it by Kimberly A. Jarvis Pdf

An early 20th century case study of evolving grassroots notions of preservation and the role of women in the American conservation movement

When Women and Mountains Meet

Author : Julie Boardman
Publisher : Julie Boardman
Page : 158 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780970832412

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Summer Cottages in the White Mountains

Author : Bryant Franklin Tolles
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015042405061

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Summer Cottages in the White Mountains by Bryant Franklin Tolles Pdf

An expert looks at the historic role of summer cottages in New Hampshire's popular White Mountain region.

The Franconia Gateway

Author : Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 170 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2003-04-16
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781439611586

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The Franconia Gateway by Bruce D. Heald Ph.D. Pdf

Of the several entrances to the White Mountains, none is more majestic than the Franconia Gateway. The gateway begins in the valley of the Pemigewasset River and reaches through broad meadows, between jagged mountains, alongside quiet pools and cascades of sparkling water, into the wilderness of Franconia Notch and beyond. Altogether, this region contains more historical secrets and hidden treasures than any other part of the White Mountains. The Franconia Gateway opens the way from a new perspective. With nearly one hundred fifty breathtaking views and fascinating stories, this history and guide leads from lore of the Native Americans, explorers, and early entrepreneurs to the logging boom years and the subsequent preservation era on to the days of the artists and poets and, ultimately, the tourists. The journey progresses through the communities of Plymouth, Campton, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock, and Franconia, and includes all the wonder and mystery of sites such as the Lost River, the Flume, and the Old Man of the Mountain.