Turkey Pond - 1938 Hurricane
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N 43° 10.117 W 071° 34.976
19T E 290041 N 4782778
Quick Description: Turkey Pond - 1938 Hurricane (Concord)
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2006 3:57:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMAH8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 72

Long Description:
The text on this marker reads "The Great Hurricane of 1938 devastated New England's forests. As a result, Turkey Pond was used to store almost 12 million board feet of salvaged white pine logs, more than anywhere in New England. From 1941 to 1943, the H.S. Durant mill, operating on this site, sawed most of the volume floating in Turkey Pond. On the pond's north side, the U.S. Forest Service constructed a sawmill that was operated by a group of local women. Led by sawfiler Laura Willey, the women proved themselves to be an exemplary crew. "Snow, rain, or sub-zero weather never slowed them up," wrote one Forest Service manager."
Marker Name: Turkey Pond - 1938 Hurricane

Official Marker Number: 184

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Concord

Date Marker Established: 2003

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