By Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.

positioned within the foothills of the White Mountains, Squam Lake was once no longer stumbled on by means of English settlers till the mid-1700s. notwithstanding, the lake region had lengthy been inhabited by way of the Abenaki kingdom of the Algonquin Federation. those humans referred to as the waters Kees-ee-hunk-nip-ee, that means "goose lake within the highlands" (later shortened to Kusumpy or Casumpa) and likewise Asquam, that means "water." The latter identify used to be finally shortened to turn into Squam Lake. With greater than 2 hundred infrequent photographs, round Squam Lake celebrates the sweetness, the geology, and the background of Squam Valley. The booklet contains early local American lore and the slow improvement of what are referred to as the 5 Towns-namely, Moultonboro, Sandwich, Holderness, middle Harbor, and Ashland. It displays upon "big" Squam Lake and Little Squam Lake (where On Golden Pond was once filmed), highlighting the coastline issues and coves, the succession of islands that dot the skin, and the encompassing mountains, which come with the Squam Mountain variety, the Sandwich diversity, and purple Hill, which rises on the head of the valley.

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