Often constant and serene, but sometimes fierce and rushing, the waters of the Connecticut River serve as most of the border between Vermont and New Hampshire. The seven towns included in this pictorial history are uniquely linked to each other across this river.
We are fortunate that many of the residents of this area frequently had cameras in hand to record both the milestones and the day-to-day happenings in their lives and communities. More than 200 images, many never before published, have been woven with informative text to create this remarkable visual history. Come watch the turn-of-the-century steamboat Gypsy, as she carries passengers on Lake Morey; see whetstones quarried in the Pike area of Haverhill, or experience a 1914 theater performance at the town hall in Orfordville. Visit a family farm in Piermont, taste the old-time strawberry harvest in Bradford, or attend a 1907 barn building in Newbury.