The First Tract of land acquired for the White Mountain National Forest on January 2, 1914 in Benton, NH.

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Title

The First Tract of land acquired for the White Mountain National Forest on January 2, 1914 in Benton, NH.

Description

The first tract of land acquired for the White Mountain National Forest was the E. Bertram Pike Tract in Benton, NH. The 7,072 acre tract was purchased on January 2, 1914 for $13.25 an acre. The photo was taken from a pull off on the Moosilauke Highway overlooking Oliverian Pond. The Pike Tract included much of the hillside that you see in the background along with land on the western slopes of Mount Moosilauke. The Appalachian Trail goes through the Pike Tract and there are other popular hiking trails in the tract including the Black Mountain Trail and Blueberry Ledge Trail. Today the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire and Maine is nearly 800,00 acres in size and it all began with this first purchase in Benton, NH.

Creator

David Govatski

Date

January 1, 2014.

Relation

Protecting the Forest: The Weeks Act

Collection

Citation

David Govatski, “The First Tract of land acquired for the White Mountain National Forest on January 2, 1914 in Benton, NH.,” The Cairn, accessed November 29, 2014, http://www.plymouth.edu/the-cairn/items/show/105.