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By Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.

situated within the foothills of the White Mountains, Squam Lake was once no longer chanced on by way of English settlers until eventually the mid-1700s. despite the fact that, the lake region had lengthy been inhabited by means of the Abenaki country of the Algonquin Federation. those humans referred to as the waters Kees-ee-hunk-nip-ee, which means "goose lake within the highlands" (later shortened to Kusumpy or Casumpa) and in addition Asquam, that means "water." The latter identify was once ultimately shortened to develop into Squam Lake. With greater than 2 hundred infrequent photos, round Squam Lake celebrates the wonder, the geology, and the background of Squam Valley. The publication comprises early local American lore and the sluggish improvement of what are referred to as the 5 Towns-namely, Moultonboro, Sandwich, Holderness, middle Harbor, and Ashland. It displays upon "big" Squam Lake and Little Squam Lake (where On Golden Pond used to be filmed), highlighting the coastline issues and coves, the succession of islands that dot the skin, and the encompassing mountains, which come with the Squam Mountain diversity, the Sandwich diversity, and purple Hill, which rises on the head of the valley.

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