Boys sitting in the grass at the top of Great Boar's Head, early 1900s.

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Title

Boys sitting in the grass at the top of Great Boar's Head, early 1900s.

Subject

Mitchell, George Everett
Eastman, Edwin
Follansbee, William Henry Clay
Great Boar's Head
Cottages
Boys
Dogs
Barnacle

Description

Three boys and a dog pose sitting in the grass atop Great Boar's Head in the early 1900's. Of the cottages in the background, Peter Randall's history has this to say, 'In 1898, attorney Edwin Eastman and County Treasurer William H. C. Follansbee, both from Exeter, apparently purchased a large lot on the Head, where they built a large double house for their families. Dr. George Everett Mitchell of Haverhill, Massachusetts, also acquired some land at the point of the sharp left turn of today's Cliff Avenue, where he built two cottages. In 1899, he constructed a summer house that clung to the south side of the Head like a barnacle -- the name he gave to the cottage. This structure and another cottage were local landmarks for decades, resisting the sea's efforts to wash them away.'

Publisher

Randall's History of Hampton, p.310.

Date

1900

Contributor

BT
Fitzgerald, Janet

Type

Published

Identifier

931

Coverage

Great Boar's Head
Cliff Avenue
Landscape

Citation

“Boys sitting in the grass at the top of Great Boar's Head, early 1900s.,” Lane Memorial Library, accessed July 13, 2024, https://lane.omeka.net/items/show/1372.