Book of the Week (7/1/2019)

The Flume Gorge at Franconia Notch by Michael J. Maddigan (Arcadia Publishing, 2019).

Have you added a visit to the Flume to your summer bucket list? You will after reading and looking through all the photographs in this book by historian Michael Maddigan.

Lying at the heart of Franconia Notch State Park, the Flume has enthralled travelers since the first decades of the nineteenth century. Early tourists like Emerson and Thoreau were awed by the gorge’s wild grandeur and spectacular granite walls rising nearly ninety feet overhead. Railroads in the 1850s brought a flood of visitors, including artists, poets, scientists and photographers, who richly documented the natural splendor of the Flume. Since that time, the Flume has become one of New Hampshire’s most popular attractions, drawing thousands to view its beauty each year. Join historian Michael J. Maddigan as he explores the fascinating history of one of New Hampshire’s most beloved scenic treasures. -- Back cover.

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