Kancamagus Highway / Who was Kancamagus? Historical

Kancamagus Highway / Who was Kancamagus? Historical (HM1XFF)

Location: Albany, NH 03818 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 59.443', W 71° 10.754'

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Kancamagus Highway

This scenic highway through the White Mountain National Forest was constructed through the combined efforts of the New Hampshire Department of Public Works and Highways, the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, and the U.S. Forest Service.
The road was opened between Conway and Lincoln in 1959.
The scenic road opens the Swift and the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River watersheds for increased public use.
Take your time and enjoy your drive.

Who Was Kancamagus?

Kancamagus (the Fearless One), grandson of Passaconaway, succeeded his uncle, Wonalancet, about 1684 as third and final "Sagamon" of the Penacook Confederacy.
He tried to maintain peace between the Indians and whites, but harassment from the English aggravated this hot-tempered chieftain until he let loose the furies of war, causing much bloodshed.
The tribes of the confederacy became scattered after 1691 and Kancamagus, with his followers, moved either to northern New Hampshire or into Canada.

Forest Service - U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Date Added Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 325253 N 4873150
Decimal Degrees43.99071667, -71.17923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 59.443', W 71° 10.754'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 59' 26.58" N, 71° 10' 45.24" W
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Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NH-112, Albany NH 03818, US
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