Event Details

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: Friday September 06, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Sponsoring Organization: Chatham Historical Society
Location: 1209 Main Road Chatham NH
Contact Person: Barbara Eastman [email]
Phone Number: (603) 694-3623