Book of the Week #27

The Remarkable John Weeks by Iris W. Baird (Lancaster, NH: The Friends of the William D. Weeks Memorial Library, 2011)

This year marks the centennial of the Weeks Act and the W. D. Weeks Memorial Library published this title to bring the story of Mr. Week's life to the attention of it's patrons (and others). This brief volume includes a selection of photos, both current and historical as well as information about both John Weeks and his family. If this volume whets your appetite for a more extensive bibilography you may also want to read The Life of John W. Weeks by Charles G. Washburn (1928).

Heralded as one of the most successful pieces of conservation legislation ever passed, the Weeks Act has helped to protect nearly 20 million acres of forestland—including the White Mountain National Forest. To commemorate the signing of this act a free series of lectures will be held on six successive Tuesday nights in July and August at the Mount Washington Observatory in North Conway. The first program in the series will be Rebecca Weeks Sherrill More (Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, Brown University) on "The Impact of North Country Community and Collaboration in the Weeks Act of 1911" on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 7pm.

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