New Boston Historical Society
New Boston, New Hampshire
Snow sledding down Clark Hill Road
Winter Sledding in New Boston
The photo is from one page of a tiny 32-page booklet printed in the 1890s that advertised The Tavern, a hotel which once stood where the former TD Bank building stands today. The Tavern booklet describes our sledding photo: "Winter view of Brier Hill, directly in front of the Hotel. Guests of the Tavern enjoy coasting on this hill." (Nowadays we spell Briar Hill with an 'a'.)
Jane Ruggles and Liza McDonald sled in front of the Central School c.1980 — courtesy of Jane Byam
1873 sled which belonged to Harriet Elizabeth Eaton, who lived on the Weare Road
Donated to the Historical Society by the Kennedy family
Sled & Sleigh — for Work and Play
These men wish they had warmer wool blankets or buffalo robes!
Pony and sled in front of the High School (where the Fire Station is today)
Delivering milk to The Creamery
Snow roller in northern Vermont — courtesy of the Glover Historical Society
As warmer weather approached, the packed snow became softer. Sometimes a sleigh's runner would sink into the snow and the sleigh would tip over, to the dismay of its occupants.
Joe Kennedy pushes a school bus out of the mud
McCurdy Road sledding (1979) with Moody, Flansbury, and Gauthier children and Charlie the Horse — courtesy of Betsy Moody