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|
|Sponsoring Organization:||Chatham Historical Society|
|Location:||1209 Main Road Chatham NH|
|Contact Person:||Barbara Eastman [email]|
|Phone Number:||(603) 694-3623|