Cherry Mountain Slide

Cherry Mountain Slide (HM1GZV)

Location: Jefferson, NH 03583 Coos County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 21.616', W 71° 29.285'

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On July 10, 1885, at 6 a.m., a slide from Cherry Mountain's northern peak left a deep gash from Owl's Head to the valley. A million tons of boulders, trees and mud loosed by a cloudburst rolled and tumbled a tortuous two miles, destroying Oscar Stanley's new home and his cattle, barn and crops. Farm hand Don Walker, rescued from debris of the barn, died four days later; but Stanley's family was not there and was spared. Excursion trains and carriages brought people from far and wide to view the tragic sight, which has now almost disappeared through nature's healing process.
Marker Number152
Year Placed1985
Placed ByNew Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 301729 N 4914898
Decimal Degrees44.36026667, -71.48808333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 21.616', W 71° 29.285'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 21' 36.96" N, 71° 29' 17.1" W
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Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Owls Head Hwy, Jefferson NH 03583, US
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