Guest speaker Allen Crabtree will share the “History of Mountain Top Inns and Hotels.”
For nearly as long as there have been tourists enjoying the White Mountains there have been hotels for them to stay. These have included Crawford’s Old Moosehead Tavern in 1817, the Notch House in 1828, the first Crawford House in 1850, the first of several Mount Washington Summit Hotels in 1874, and many others. Other peaks also sported their summit hotels, including Mount Kearsarge North in North Conway, Pleasant Mountain in Denmark, Me., Mount Chocorua in Albany, and others. This illustrated talk will outline the rise, glory years, and decline of nearly all these summit hotels and grand resorts that were so popular with White Mountain tourists in the late 1800s to early 1900s.
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