Mt. Sunapee State Park: A Comprehensive History

In our state today many of our water bodies as well as mountains and towns recall through their names the age of Indian ancestry. Such words as Connecticut meaning “the long river”; Kearsarge, “the high place”; and Monadnock, “at the silver mountain” are derived from Algonquin words. In addition, Sunapee is said to be an adaptation of two Algonquin words which roughly translated mean “wild goose water.” – The opening passage to “Mt. Sunapee State Park, A Comprehensive History” by Don MacAskill

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Mt. Sunapee State Park - A Comprehensive History by Don MacAskill - Part 1 of 2 (4.42 MB)

  • Forward
  • Preface
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 – “Wild Goose Water” – The Early Days – pages 1 – 8
  • Chapter 2 – Mt. Sunapee — From a Farm to a Reservation – pages 9 – 18
  • Chapter 3 – Sunapee’s Tourism — A Booming Business – pages 19 – 24
  • Chapter 4 – A Park is Born – pages 25 – 33

Part 2 of 2 (1 MB)

  • Footnotes – pages 34 – 36
  • Appendix A – pages 37 – 41 (Chapter 190, Laws of 1941)
  • Appendix B – pages 42 – 45 (Chronological Notes on Mt. Sunapee’s Development)
  • Bibliography – pages 46 – 47

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