History Lesson taught at the Breakfast place on the Corner, Woodstock NH

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., NHRE# 02863

                                                                                                                     

 

I'm a frequent visitor to Peg's restaurant in the Village of Woodstock...they run a 99 cent breakfast special every morning and the cast of characters is worth the price of admission. Sue Fadden Runs the place, and her Husband Jimmy acts as the grand marshal for the daily parade of locals and tourists alike.  In case you are wondering Peg was Sue Faddens Mother, and Fadden's general Store is just up the street a piece.

  

   The left hand side of the street, is a white building with a covered entry that is where Peg's is today.

 

This Morning Jim and I were talking about the old covered bridge down by my house, and he said wait a sec - I got something upstairs you should see. This is not a great photo, as it is a photo of a black and white photo, but if you look close you'll see the Covered bridge on the bottom right. The majority of the shot shows what looks like a field of hay laying down flat. That is actually a log pond, where the lumber mills held the trees for cutting.

 The Fadden's are sixth generation natives "of these parts"... and when they reminisce about the 90's you really have to ask if they're talking about the 1890's or the 1990's.Anyway! I purchased my land from a paper company years ago, and they had gotten the property in a land deal when the state wanted to run a highway up through this Woodstock valley. My House is now dead center of this picture it would have been underwater  in this shot.

  Here is the view from my house today facing north over the old log pond.  

According to Jimmy: A lot of things built for and from the Lumber Mill, burned to the ground at one time or another over the years. There were two Grand Hotels in Town, the Alpine Club and the Deer Park...gone now, there were at least 4 covered bridges...burned and gone now.Clark's Trading post...was a dog sled training post and is now Famous for their live bear shows and train rides. There is a lot of history in this little town and if you have time for a second cup of coffee and you catch Jimmy in a talkative mood you'll find out a lot about these here parts. If they have some home made Maple syrup on the shelf, grab some the Fadden's make their own and use it at Pegs for your Pancakes.  I once sent a Package to my Activerain Friend TLW, she'll tell you if the Maple syrup is any good.

If you are ever in N. Woodstock NH...Try Peg's for Breakfast, and get something that comes with Maple syrup.  Fadden's Store & Sugarhouse

 

       Visit Clark's see the bears and

take a train ride...oh by the way we have two of the Largest ski resorts in the state but they have only been around for 50 or so years...they're the new attractions on the block. Loon & Cannon Mountain ski resorts.

 If you happen to be interested in properties, open the MLS icon at the bottom of this post and search all the area listings in Grafton County's 44 towns.

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Connie Harvey
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Steve, I love talking to locals and hearing the history of the area. Love your view too. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2010 09:30 AM #3
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Steve Loynd
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The only problem I have when I visit Peg's...Is I'm often late to work after we get to talking..

Nov 23, 2010 09:31 AM #4
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Steve Loynd
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Connie...thanks we like the view too, the locals ask me why I faced the house north, makes for some cold wind. I sayl but look at the view...they say, go outside if you want a view - think of the heating costs. I'll keep the view thanks!!

Nov 23, 2010 09:35 AM #5
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It is always cool to learn more about a place you live in! Nice work Steve and Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2010 09:40 AM #6
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Nov 23, 2010 10:02 AM #7
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Steve Loynd
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Bill...right back at ya!

Nov 23, 2010 10:28 AM #8
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Steve Loynd
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Marti...Very Cool my Friend, I have to get a hold of you one of these days...My son maybe going to school up your way.

Nov 23, 2010 10:31 AM #9
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Sharon Tara
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I love that you have such a history with your property.  That's cool that you now have that picture.  I will look for Peg's the next time I'm in the area....your last recommendation was awesome, so I look forward to trying Peg's!

Nov 23, 2010 11:01 AM #10
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Steve Loynd
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Sharon, it's a Rockwell painting when the town is quiet, the slow seasons keep getting shorter, as the vacationers find us...it must be my blogs!

Nov 23, 2010 11:10 AM #11
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Wendy Rulnick
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Steve - That historic photo gave me goose bumps.  Wouldn't we all love to see how are current location looked so many years ago.

Nov 23, 2010 11:45 AM #12
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Ross Therrien
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Very cool to get a photo like that, hope you copy it for you homestead.

Nov 23, 2010 12:06 PM #13
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Steve Loynd
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Ross, unfortunately this was a photo taken of a photo, I have to find the original , but it's almost a hundred years old.

Nov 23, 2010 12:13 PM #14
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Steve it is amazing how a family settles in to a town and generation after generation is raised there.  But what I am really interested in is that 99 cent breakfast :)

Nov 23, 2010 01:58 PM #15
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Steve Loynd
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George...Typical banker...Asking about the 99 cent breakfast, go figure.

Nov 23, 2010 02:18 PM #16
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Steve, what can I say :) :) :)

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Steve ~ that is so cool that you know so much about your land and the town.

Nov 23, 2010 04:19 PM #18
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Steve Loynd
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Dawn, the "old timers" are very willing to share their history, and that makes it more fun and more personal.

Nov 23, 2010 10:04 PM #19
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Laura Giannotta
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Great history of your actual land!  I often wonder what it would be like to walk through the Pinelands or along the Bay 100 years ago!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. 

Nov 25, 2010 01:01 AM #20
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Steve Loynd
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Laura, Thank you Have a Wonderful Day...enjoy your friends and family and give thanks for them.

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With just 36 days left in 2010, Zoey the Cool Cat and I just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hope it’s a great one, with lots of fun and food with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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