and the Mt.
Valley have a rich history and have been a mecca for outdoor enthusist
for centuries. In Tamworth, by 1928 tourism had taken over as the
primary industry and Grover Cleveland had
purchased a summer home in Tamworth. Francis Cleveland, Grover's son,
who had recently graduated from Harvard, founded the
"Barnstormers" Summer Theater
barn. The theater is now the oldest "Actors Equity" house in the U.S.
July 22, 1944 - which created the Internatinoal
Monetary Fund, World Bank and the General Agreement on Tariffs and
Trade (as a customs lawyer this holds a special place in my
heart) - was signed in the "Gold Room" at the Mt. Washington Hotel
The hotel is one of the remainng Grand Hotels of a bygone era, and
offers historical tours of the hotel, and the Gold Room. You may
even see chipmunks sitting in the chairs of world leaders when you
go! For a great historical reference, read: How
Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the
Pilgrims to the Present
Mt. Washington Valley provides a historical experience for kids.
article highlights some of the historical and educational opportunities
available in the valley.
There are numerous histories of the area, White Mountains school of
painters, genalogy and more available here