|Boston, Concord, & Montreal RR locomotive @ Haverhill, circa 1860|
The program will be free and open to the public. It is part of a series of programs celebrating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the two communities.
The histories of Newbury and Haverhill have been shaped by all forms of transportation, but none has been more colorful nor had greater impact than the railroads. For more than one hundred years, numerous major railroad lines crossed both towns and junctioned at the villages of Wells River and Woodsville. Upper Valley historian Jay Barrett will explore this rich and vibrant history with a profusely illustrated talk featuring many rare and seldom seen historic images.
|BC&MRR locomotive on the Wells River / Woodsville Bridge|