Around Squam Lake (Images of America) by Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.

By Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.

positioned within the foothills of the White Mountains, Squam Lake was once no longer came upon through English settlers until eventually the mid-1700s. although, the lake zone had lengthy been inhabited through the Abenaki country of the Algonquin Federation. those humans known as the waters Kees-ee-hunk-nip-ee, that means "goose lake within the highlands" (later shortened to Kusumpy or Casumpa) and likewise Asquam, that means "water." The latter identify was once finally shortened to develop into Squam Lake. With greater than 200 infrequent photos, round Squam Lake celebrates the wonder, the geology, and the historical past of Squam Valley. The ebook contains early local American lore and the sluggish improvement of what are referred to as the 5 Towns-namely, Moultonboro, Sandwich, Holderness, middle Harbor, and Ashland. It displays upon "big" Squam Lake and Little Squam Lake (where On Golden Pond was once filmed), highlighting the coastline issues and coves, the succession of islands that dot the outside, and the encompassing mountains, which come with the Squam Mountain variety, the Sandwich variety, and pink Hill, which rises on the head of the valley.

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