Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pollards Mill Newport NH

Yesterday we arrived (without incident or mishaps) at our destination in Newport, New Hampshire. Gary's grandparent's settled in Newport in the early 1900s after immigrating from Finland. Gary's cousin, Jack, and Jack's wife, Gale, still live on some of the original property settled by their ancestors. After a tour of Gary's cousin's home Jack gave us a short tour of the town.

One of the stops we made was the Pollards Mill site. The grist mill was torn down in 1919, so I've posted a photo, first photo, from a postcard taken at that time. Gary's father learned how to swim in the South Branch of the Sugar River right at this same spot. Stay tuned for more sites and sounds of this area. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Good times for you and Gary! Love all the photos!

  2. Hi Suzi, thanks, nice and sunny today more sight seeing coming up.

  3. That looks peaceful and beautiful.

  4. as I am sure you know, Newport is right next to Mt. Sunapee Resort where our League of NH Craftsmen show is. Beautiful country. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures.

  5. How sweet of Jack to show you and Gary around.

  6. Beautiful country; enjoy your stay.

  7. It looks gorgeous. And yay for incident free travelling.

  8. Hi Barb, thanks, it's cold water, can only go in the middle of July. ha.

    Hi Lori, thanks, very peaceful and the caretaker came over and gave us the history of the mill.

    Hi Dennis, thanks, so far so good.

    Hi Michele, thanks, we went to the resort that same day too, what a great spot.

    Hi Gigi, thanks, he's giving us a great tour, more to come.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, we're having a grand time.

    Hi Sue, thanks, yes so far we have been lucky for sure.


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