THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, June 14, 2018
VOLUME 27, NO. 24
THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, June 14, 2018
Lifelong Love Of Historical Markers Leads To New Book by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor
Ever since he was a small boy in Tilton, Michael Bruno had a real interest in New Hampshire Historical Markers. “My father worked for a company where he travelled around the state,” said Bruno. “In the summer I used to go with him and it really gave me an appreciation for the New Hampshire.”
Bruno has recently published “Cruising New Hampshire: a Guide To New Hampshire’s Roadside Markers” the culmination of his lifelong love of the 255 Historical markers that pepper the state. “My first recollection as a young boy of a marker was one in Franklin on Central Street,” said Bruno. “It was the ‘Indian Mortar Lot.’ It was installed in 1979, but my memory always though See bruno on 30
Hans Hug, Jr. At Lake Winni Museum
Michael Bruno of Bethlehem stands by the “Boom Pier” Historical Marker in Berlin. One of the 255 markers in the state that Bruno visited for his comprehensive book “Cruising courtesy Photo New Hampshire: a Guide To New Hampshire’s Roadside Markers.”
Wednesday, June 20th at 7pm Hans Hug, Jr. presents his popular “The Under Water History of Lake Winnipesaukee.” Using videos of wrecks that he encountered while diving in the big lake, Hug, Jr. will take you to interesting places below the surface. Hans has been an avid diver for over twenty-five years and his discoveries will be of great interest to anyone interested in this fascinating part of Lake Winnipesaukee History.
The presentation is $5 free to Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society members. We ask that you call ahead of time to 603-3665950 to leave a message to reserve a spot. (Reservations will be held until 6:45 the night of the program and then will be opened up to walk-ins.) The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society Museum in located at 503 Endicott Street North, next to Funspot, in the Weirs.
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Lifelong Love Of Historical Markers Leads To New Book