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turnpike. The Prospect House, a
small hotel, built of stone, on the
highest peak, is kept by James
Clement, and he has hundreds of
visitors each season. No other
mountain in New-Hampshire af-
fords so grand a view. Five states,
Maine, New-Hampshire, Vermont,
Massachusetts, and New York,
with a part of Canada, are spread
out beneath. The White Moun-
tains, the Green Mountains, and
the Adirondacks, more than a
thousand different peaks, shoot up
around. The Connecticut, As-
quamchumauke, Pemigewassett,
and Ammonoosuc rivers are at
the mountain’s base. Forty lakes
and ponds are visible, and, in the
distance, on a clear day, is seen
the ocean.

Minerals. Perfect quartz crys-
tals, in great abundance, are dug
from the ground at North Benton.
Immense crystals of Epidote, the
best in the State, are found on
Owi’s Head. Numerous speci-
mens of lead and copper ores
abound at High Street, and a quar-
ry of stone, resembling Italian
marble, has been opened on Black

Railroad Facilities. The Bos-
ton, Concord and Montreal Rail-
road passes through the south part.
The stations are Summit and Bath.

Boundaries. North by Landaff,
east by Woodstock, south by War-
ren and West by Haverhill.

IXstances. Six miles from Hav-
erhill, seventy from Concord.


Coos Co. The surface of Berlin
is broken and mountainous, there
being but 1,340 acres of improved
land in town. There are vast
tracts of timber land, affording

a fine opportunity for lumbering.

Rivers. The Androscoggin pass-
es through the east part, and the
Upper Ammonoosuc through the
west part of the town. From
some of the elevations in town, a
fine view of the White Mountains
may be obtained. On Cate’s Hill,
there is a combination of minerals
rarely seen on the surface. The
general appearance is exceedingly
promising for copper, if not for
tin; but as yet it has not been dis-
covered where the ore is concen-
trated in a vein, though there are
several places where it is dissemi-
nated through the rock.

Employments. Berlin is the sec-
ond town in the State for manufac-
turing lumber. Over twenty-three
million feet of lumber of all kinds
are annually sawed, valued at over
$350,000. (See tables.)

Resources. Productions of the
soil, $19,800; mechanical labor,
$156,400; money at interest,
$2,800; stock in trade, $15,550;
from summer tourists, $ 30,000.

Church and Schools. Methodist,
L. H. Gordon, pastor. There are
six schools in town. Average
length of schools for the year,
seventeen weeks.

Library. W. W. Brown, private
library, over 400 volumes.

Hotels. Mount Forest House,
and Berlin Falls House.

First Settlements. This town
was granted December 31, 1771, to
Sir William Mayne, Bart, Robert,
Thomas, and Edward Mayne, and
others of Barbadoes, and was call-
ed Maynesborough till July 1,
1829, when it was incorporated by
its present name.

Boundaries. North by Milan,
east by Success, south by Ran-
dolph and Gorham, and west by


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