The Nashua Manufacturing Company was a cotton textile manufacturer in Nashua, New Hampshire that operated from 1823 to 1945. It shut after World War II, when much of the industry had moved South for cheaper labor and land. (Wikipedia).
Manchester is a popular destination for tourists from NYC, Boston, etc. Many of the older wooden houses are now subject to renovation and restoration. The city council wants to perserve the historic downtown. The Village of Jamaica has a different situation. It is not a major tourist destination and is lacking lodging facilities. "Like many Vermont communities, the town's economy prospered with the introduction of Merino sheep in the early nineteenth century. The sheep flo
I visited Brattleboro, VT many times in the 60's when I lived in New York City. The main purpose was skiing. I wanted to take pictures and see more of Vermont and visit old plaves. " Whetstone Falls, very close to where Brattleboro's Whetstone Brook flows into the Connecticut River, was a handy source of water power for watermills, initially a sawmill and a gristmill. By 1859, when the population had reached 3,816, Brattleboro had a woolen textile mill, a paper mill, a manu
We visited Bath yesterday and stopped at The Brick Store, which was built in 1824 and now is the oldest contineous general store in the US. A hanging bridge over Lost River.. It is the end of March and still plenty of snow.
Pemigewaaset River runs through the town and produced energy for the early industry. "Extensive deposits of fine sand or clay similar to the "Bristol sand" used in Bristol, England, to make fine china and pottery gave the town its name. Here the sand was used to make a superior quality brick, marketed as Bristol brick". (Quoted from Wikipedia)
The first commercial activity in Tilton, NH, was a sawmill and a gristmill. That was in 1775 and it took till 1869 to be registered as a town. This picture is from the Main Street; the red building was built in 1884.. This picure was taken from the bridge over Winnipesaukee River. I did some work on the fotograph to make it look like a painting. The buildings on the right are now longer in use, but protected by the township.
Christine and I were scheduled to fly from San Francisco to Boston yesterday morning, but all flights were cancelled due to another winterstorm on the northern portion of the east coast. The departure was 11 hours late and while I was doing my walking exercise I came across this statue, which I called Exhausted Traveller. We landed at Logan aiport at 07:20 this morning and it was clear sky and sunshine.
In 1770 the Spanish government had soldiers and missonaries mark the establihment of a missison, called Mission San Carlos Borromeo in Monterey, CA. A number of restorations of the mission took place and in 1946 the final restoration was finished.. This is part of the entrance to the living quarters of the mission.