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.
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