Alderbrook
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 44° 19.625 W 071° 42.134
19T E 284542 N 4911753
Quick Description: Alderbrook is located on RT116 between US 302 and RT 142 in Bethlehem
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2009 4:00:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM77QT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Alderbrook developed around a sawmill built by H.C. Libbey in 1844. The Village grew to include a post office, a dozen company-owned houses, a boarding house, school and railroad station. The mill employed as many as 40 to 60 men and cut as much as 3 to 5 million board feet each year of lumber, clapboards, lath and shingles. It was sold to a Portland company in July 1909 and was destroyed by fire five months later. The blaze was likely started by a spark from a freight engine. The mill was not rebuilt and the once productive hamlet disappeared as the company left for other tracts of timber.
Marker Name: Alderbrook

Official Marker Number: 198

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Bethlehem

Date Marker Established: 2006

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