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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
A New England Mountain Town
Stark is a quiet little town located in the mountains of northern New Hampshire. We have driven through it many times on route to Maine. This year while returning home we decided to stop and look around. In the first photo you can see how much the the values of New England are still in evidence today. The school, with children at recess. Playing on swings, running, and generally getting a good dose of fresh air. The school still has a bell tower with the bell that signals various school functions.
Near by, almost across the street from the school is the church. And there is a covered bridge crossing the Ammonoosuc river which is still in use today.
This is a man from this town that played a major role in our quest for independence. General John Stark led an army of farmer colonists to the Vermont town of Bennington. He then successfully defeated British forces decisively. The battle eventually led to the surrender of the British at Fort Ticonderoga.
Simple words that inspired victory.
This is a wild brook trout stream that feeds into the Ammonoosuc river. We walked along side it for a few miles enjoying the Autumn sights. I will return here next year to fish these waters.