Marriotts of the Mountains-The Crawford Family of Crawford Notch. New Hampshire's First Family of Innkeeping
The Crawford family moved “South” from Colebrook and Guildhall Vermont to what is now Bretton Woods. They acquired their first parcel of land for free. From there they expanded their holdings as farmers and hosts. We can safely say they were the inventors of modern Innkeeping. Charging for food, lodging and recreation to supplement farm income. Then in a fire lost everything but their mortgage. A New Hampshire story of family enterprise, entrepreneurship, success and tragedy.
|Speaker Name:||Carl Lindblade|
|Date:||Thursday April 23, 2015|
|Sponsoring Organization:||Pierce Brigade|
|Location:||Pierce Mansion, 14 Horseshoe Pond Rd, Concord|
|Contact Person:||Nancy Hartford [email]|
|Comments:||Ethan Allen Crawford. A man so strong he could carry a 600 pound bear, but alas could not carry his mortgage.The Crawfords...New Hampshire's first Inn|