ALTON BAY TRANSPORTATION CENTER
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 43° 28.414 W 071° 14.274
19T E 318997 N 4815838
Quick Description: ALTON BAY TRANSPORTATION CENTER
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2006 7:15:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM8XH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
ALTON BAY TRANSPORTATION CENTER

This location became a transportation center on August 30, 1851, upon completion of the Cocheco Railroad from Dover to Alton Bay. The first "Mount Washington" steamboat was built here in 1872. For forty years a railroad terminus, here northbound travelers switched to a stage coach or steamboat. On June 17, 1890 the Lake Shore Railroad opened its line from Alton Bay to Lakeport, only to shut down in 1935. On June 17, 1990 this spot regained its historic name, "Railroad Square," to mark the centennial of the Lake Shore Railroad. At that time, seven of the line's ten original stations still stood.

Located on NH 11 at Railroad Square, near the Alton Bay Railroad Station.
Marker Name: ALTON BAY TRANSPORTATION CENTER

Official Marker Number: 164

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Alton

Date Marker Established: 1991

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