By Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.

positioned within the foothills of the White Mountains, Squam Lake was once no longer came across via English settlers until eventually the mid-1700s. in spite of the fact that, the lake region had lengthy been inhabited by means of the Abenaki country of the Algonquin Federation. those humans known as the waters Kees-ee-hunk-nip-ee, which means "goose lake within the highlands" (later shortened to Kusumpy or Casumpa) and likewise Asquam, which means "water." The latter identify was once ultimately shortened to turn into Squam Lake. With greater than 200 infrequent photos, round Squam Lake celebrates the wonder, the geology, and the historical past of Squam Valley. The publication comprises early local American lore and the sluggish 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 used to be filmed), highlighting the coastline issues and coves, the succession of islands that dot the outside, and the encircling mountains, which come with the Squam Mountain variety, the Sandwich variety, and pink Hill, which rises on the head of the valley.

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