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Ossipee Riverlands: Effingham, Freedom, and the Great Ossipee River Carol C. Foord

Ossipee Riverlands: Effingham, Freedom, and the Great Ossipee River

Carol C. Foord

Published December 12th 1999
ISBN : 9780738502762
Paperback
128 pages
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The Ossipee Riverlands brings to life the shared and individual history of Effingham and Freedom. These two New Hampshire towns bordering Maine were once one town called Effingham, with the meandering Ossipee River running through the middle of it.MoreThe Ossipee Riverlands brings to life the shared and individual history of Effingham and Freedom. These two New Hampshire towns bordering Maine were once one town called Effingham, with the meandering Ossipee River running through the middle of it. Over the years the river caused numerous disputes and in 1831, caused Effingham to divide into two towns. In an effort to “reunite” the two towns in regard to their common heritage, The Ossipee Riverlands brings together a group of pictures grounded in the mutual reliance on one resource, the Ossipee River. This volume shows the shift from hillside farming, rural school districts, horse and buggies, and the use of water power to a more mobile society catering to summer boarders, artists, writers, and campers arriving by train, then automobile.