These are just a few of the older photos from our vast Historical Photographic Collection. The rest of it is available for viewing during business hours or by private arrangement. We greatly appreciate all the donations we have recieved. If you have any "old" photographs of the Chesterfield, Spofford, West Chesterfield area, old being a relevant term, please feel free to come by and share them with us.
Harry Thayer Kingsbury enjoyed building and constructed several steamboats for his family's use at their summer cottage on Lake Spofford. The Allegretto sank sometime around 1887. Annette Spaudling a frequent diver in Lake Spofford, recovered some of its artifacts. On June 11, 2019, she presented the Chesterfield Historical Society with its anchor.
Dedication of Memorial Plaque
Birthplace of Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone
August 25, 1948
The dedication was attended by three associate justices of the US Supreme Court, US Senator Styles Bridges, NH Governor Charles M. Dale and four ex-governors of the State of New Hampshire. (Although the building no longer exists, the monument can be found at the Horseshoe Road entrance of Pisgah State Park.)
Academy was founded in 1790
(Chesterfield Elementary School present location)
French & Sawyer stereoscopic view
Courtesy Laurence D. Colony III
Write up courtsey of the Historical Society of Cheshire County