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Early History of Waterville Valley

March 13, 2019

Waterville Valley history buffs, Brenda and Preston Conklin, will be presenting their popular Waterville Valley history talk on Wednesday, March 13, starting at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Historical Museum and Memory House in the Old Webster Courthouse (1 Court Street, behind the Plymouth, N.H. Town Hall). Note: This is a repeat of their previous presentations at the Curious George Cottage and Historical Society.

The Conklins will discuss Waterville’s early settlers and their homesteads and other places in the Valley. Have you ever wondered: What did Waterville Valley look like before the advent of skiing at Snow’s Mountain and Mount Tecumseh? What was the origin of Tripoli Road? How many souls inhabited Waterville in the early 1900s? Was there ever any industry in the Valley?

Join the Conklins and find out the answers to these questions and much more. This presentation is free and open to the public (seating is limited, though). Refreshments will be served.


About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

2 thoughts on “Early History of Waterville Valley

  • Donna Robie says:

    Do you have any records for my great grandfather, Elias Swain who was listed as one of the five incorporators? He was born around 1786 and died in 1853. He was married to Betsey Craig. We are trying to see if Elias Swain was his father from Brentwood.

    • Jan Stearns says:

      Hi Donna: I don’t have any information relative to Elias Swain. I will forward your question to the Waterville Valley Historical Society to see if they have any records related to him.

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