Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894
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The four-season destination town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire was first granted in 1759 to four young men of Portsmouth, and named Wolfeboro in honor of General James Wolfe, who had been victorious at Quebec in 1759. In 1763, 2,300 acres were added to the 60 acres reserved for the governor. Governor John Wentworth established an estate on the site, known as Kingswood. This was the first summer country estate in northern New England.
In the early developmental days of Wolfeboro, the center of town was not the only region of activity. Separate entities developed around Dimon’s Corner, Goose Corner, South Wolfeboro, Pleasant Valley, Wolfeboro Falls and Wolfeboro Center.
Sandy Martin Gallery, 15 S. Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894 Ph: 603-569-9890.
The Sandy Martin Gallery offers a dockside, Main Street, destination fine art gallery on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro. Original oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, custom prints, and bronze sculputure depict the beauty of the Lakes Region by the artists who love it.
When the Civil War ended and the building of the Wolfeboro Rail Road completed in 1872, the tourist industry began to flourish in Wolfeboro. The Pavilion, the first hotel of major significance was built in 1850. Several other hotels followed.
The Mt. Washington (a large lake boat) was launched in 1872. The Mt. Washington brought in tourists by water during the summer season. Tourism continues to be a major industry for Wolfeboro. The historic Wolfeboro Inn is located here. Wolfeboro is often referred to as “America’s Oldest Summer Resort”. Wolfeboro is on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee – the largest lake in all of New Hampshire. Wolfeboro is the home of several NH Museums including the Wright Museum, Libby Museum. Wolfeboro is the home of Brewster Academy, a co-educational independent private boarding school located on the shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee. Brewster Academy was founded in 1820 by local citizens as a “building for higher education” and was named the Wolfeboro & Tuftonboro Academy. The school for grades 9 – 12 was renamed Brewster Free Academy in honor of John Brewster, a benefactor. US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a summer home in Wolfeboro.
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