Volume I: Vivid and entrancing, the images of New Hampshire's Lakes Region included in this volume span more than a century of memories. Residents of the area, both natives and newcomers, will find a strong connection with the faces and places presented. The over 200 vintage photographs that make up this fascinating visual history take us to communities on Winnipausaukee, Newfound, and Squam Lakes. Readers also catch glimpses of bustling towns near Chocorua Lake, Winnisquam, Waukewan, and Wicwas. The focus for residents and visitors who come to this pristine area of New Hampshire has always been the lakes. From Alton Bay and Tamworth to Meredith and New Hampton, from Wolfeboro and Center Harbor to Plymouth and Bristol, people have enjoyed exploring, boating, and fishing. Some found a strong source of power for industry here; others built homes and schools; and many have simply enjoyed the cold, spring-fed waters of the lakes for recreation.
Volume II:With more than 200 rare images spanning a century of memories, The Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Volume II explores central New Hampshire's resort communities, its early rail service, and the recreation of the area. Author and historian Bruce D. Heald, Ph.D., has combined an exciting collection of images with a thoroughly researched text to continuethe story of these unique communities. Discover the fascinating history of the region around Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam, Newfound, and Lake Wentworth. Visit the villages of Wolfeboro, Sandwich, Laconia, Franklin, the Ossipees, and Plymouth. Dr. Heald's experiences as an author, professor, and as Chief Purser aboard the MS Mount Washington for more than 30 years contribute greatly to this impressive pictorial collection.