...midway between the Basin and the Flume
- ...midway between the Basin and the Flume
This image of The Pool was taken for the MWM by Lauren Plummer. The contemporary image was put into historical context by MWM scholar, Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, using John H. Spaulding's 1858Historical Relics of the White Mountains: Also, a Conscise White Mountain Guide.
Nineteenth-century guidebooks provided quite different information from today’s tourist information. Seldom did the books provided directions to a site since it was expected that tourists would hire guides. The earliest ones included literary references for each site; all nineteenth-century guidebooks presented long, vivid descriptions, even as author John Spaulding noted that “words cannot describe faithfully the magnificent scenery” of the White Mountains.
“The Pool is situated midway between the Basin and the Flume. It is about a mile from the Flume House, in a wild, romantic grot, completely walled in by rocky cliffs.”
Photograph by Lauren Plummer; Excerpt by John H. Spaulding, “...midway between the Basin and the Flume,” The Cairn, accessed May 6, 2015, http://www.plymouth.edu/the-cairn/items/show/94.