THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, October 5, 2017
A SPECIAL COCHECO VALLEY EDITION OF THE WEIRS TIMES NEWSPAPER. VOLUME 26, NO. 40
THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, October 5, 2017
Dover’s Deadliest Mill Fire Subject of New Book “Factory on Fire”
Where they started their journey 7 years ago. Columnist Amy Patenaude (left) and her ‘golfing gal friends’ Sharon (center) and Sarah on their first hike together in the Belknap Mountains Whiteface, Piper and Swett.
Hiking Companions Tackle NH’s 4,000-Footers Together
The Last Two Peaks: Kinsman Mountain South & North by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Columnist
Seven years ago I can easily recall how this all started. My golfing gal friends, Sharon and Sarah thought it would be fun to hike with me. We did a hike together in the Belknap Mountains over Piper, Whiteface and Swett. They seemed to like climb-
ing up and over rocks and they kept on hiking with me. We dropped Sharon’s car off at the Mount Kinsman Trailhead in Easton and then we drove a few minutes further south on Route 116 before taking a left up the Reel Brook Road to reach the Trailhead. This wasn’t the easiest way to hike South and
North Kinsman but I assured them it was the most beautiful route and the extra miles of hiking would be well worth it. We shouldered our packs and headed up the trail. The trail follows old logging roads through the forest as it gradually climbs up to the Kinsman Ridge Trail. The trail adopter has taken See patenaude on 37
Local historians and former Woodman Museum trustees, Mark Leno, Jr. and Thom Hindle have come together to publish a new book on Dover’s deadliest mill fire. “Factory on Fire” is the true story of Cocheco Mill No 1 blaze of 1907 that resulted in the deaths of seven and injured many more in a 58 hour fire which began on an extremely cold, twenty five below zero morning on January 26. Based on years of research, using first person accounts of those who were in the fire and over 50 photographs reproduced from the original 100 year old glass plate negatives, the story of the fire, the mill workers, the heroic rescues from smoke filled windows, firemen battling the extreme weather, and a court trial is brought to life. Signed copies of the 180 page book will be available for $20.00 on Friday October 6, in the mill during the Dover Art Walk from 4-8pm. And at Dover’s Apple Harvest Day Event
Saturday October 7th at the Woodman Museum booth on Central Avenue. Mark and Thom will be available at both events. Copies will also be available at the Woodman Museum gift shop at 182 Central Avenue during regular museum hours. Further information is available by contacting Thom at firstname.lastname@example.org
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