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The inspiration for this image was from a painting featured in the MWM's opening exhibition, Passing Through: The Allure of the White Mountains. The painting is:

Road Through the Cathedral Pines, Benjamin Champney, 1899, oil on canvas, 24 x 18…

What we know today as the Conway Valley was previously home to the Pequawket Indians of the Abenaki tribe. However, skirmishes with settlers interested in expanding along the Saco River resulted in the Pequawket vacating the region by the mid-1750s.…