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Essential Books on Wolfeboro


I've been collecting books on Wolfeboro for the past several years and just wanted to check in with you all to see what I should add to what I've got so far. I saw the historical society site has a little listing, but wanted to know if anyone here has recommendations.

One set that I really want is the three volume Q. David Bowers "History of Wolfeboro" - just isn't in the budget right now and I've been borrowing my mom's copy to peruse now and again. I'm waiting to see it on ebay for a steal.

My FAVORITE book is called "Remember When" Edited by Kathy O'Meara. It is a "Collection of Old Photographs of Wolfeboro, NH" and was a bicentennial project of the Chamber of Commerce. I got it on ebay for $[sign in to see URL]. There are some great pictures that I haven't seen anywhere else.

I also have the B.F. Parker one volume "History of Wolfeborough." I've read through it once and found much of it very fascinating and just small bits of it a wee bit tedious (but hey, I'm sure someone wants to know how much money the schools made from Dog Licenses in 1899 - $[sign in to see URL], btw) Now that I think about it, that is pretty darn interesting!

At the Country Bookseller I picked up "The Boats and Ports of Lake Winnipesaukee" by Bruce D. Heald and "Images of America: Wolfeboro" published by the Historical Society. Both of these are great, but many of the photos are in the "Remember When" book.

Now the creepiest book I picked up is called "Cemetary Inscriptions: Wolfeboro, NH" compiled and edited by "John S. Fipphen" - I got it around Halloween a few years back. It's very interesting but I can only handle small doses as it is depressing!

The Wolfeboro, NH cookbook I gave to someone as a gift - it is great and I'd highly recommend it to any Wolfeboro buff!

What else do I need? I love this stuff!
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A two book set, I have a copy of, is the set by Walter P. Bowman.
Lake Wentworth Volume 1 and 2.
My mom gave them to me. After she read them over the course of a week- I read them over the course one night.




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Wow! One Night! Must be very interesting!

I'm not going to lie, it took me a while to get through the Parker book - but it was worth it.

I'll check out the Wentworth set - anything scandalous in there?
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The Wentowrth Set is more historical.

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I also have the copies of Lake [sign in to see URL] W [sign in to see URL] love going thru [sign in to see URL] to me I also have a history of Wolfeboro [sign in to see URL] will have to check and [sign in to see URL]'t there a "new" release a while ago???

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Bowers three volume history is very good and great reading, but it is expensive. I can pore through it for hours....
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Bowers ? a 3 vol set? Got any more info on it? I'd like to try to find it...


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I thought it was around $100 a volume when it first came out. I suspect it is out of print now. He also did a book on the history of Moxie stuff. It had a section on the history of the Gov. Wentworth mansion. Supposedly the Gov. had a game preserve with boar etc. I first heard of it from a soil scientist in the area. Then I read it in the book. I also read some familiar names too.

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Not that it will shed any light on the history of the town, but Henry Maxfield wrote a fiction novel loosely set in Wolfeboro. This was maybe 25-30 years ago.
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I read that, and it was pretty decent. Henry gave my grandmother an autographed copy!!!!
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