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Lincoln Logs is historical fiction that describes a town created solely by the logging industry at the end of the nineteenth century. The book illustrates the establishment of the Town of Lincoln, New Hampshire, in the Upper Pemigewasset Valley on the banks of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River located in the heart of the White Mountains. It is virtually carved out Lincoln Logs is historical fiction that describes a town created solely by the logging industry at the end of the nineteenth century. The book illustrates the establishment of the Town of Lincoln, New Hampshire, in the Upper Pemigewasset Valley on the banks of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River located in the heart of the White Mountains. It is virtually carved out of a dense, bucolic, virgin tract of unspoiled timberland. Within the manuscript, intermingled with real-life people of the era, are accounts of five generations of four fictional families suffering through numerous trials and tribulations, becoming deeply involved in interpersonal relationships and taking an active role in America's wars, from the War of 1812 to Viet Nam. In addition to the warfare, the novel depicts how close-knit families cope with the Depression of 1893; enter a new twentieth century to face challenging new technology in communication and transportation; deal with Prohibition; muddle through the Roaring Twenties and survive the Great Depression of 1929. Because the book spans more than 100 years, newborn babies become great-grandparents. In the background, numerous new states are admitted to the Union and a host of Presidents reside in the White House. After 75 years, the town is about to suffer the fate of other mill towns that have lost their industry, Lincoln's mill having changed hands four times before finally closing its doors. A previous New Hampshire Governor, Sherman Adams, a long-time resident of Lincoln and close personal friend of former President Eisenhower, becomes determined to preserve this town. But he must solicit the aid of the state and persuade the members of the community to turn to a totally new economic enterprise—a far cry from lumber, pulp, and paper.


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Lincoln Logs is historical fiction that describes a town created solely by the logging industry at the end of the nineteenth century. The book illustrates the establishment of the Town of Lincoln, New Hampshire, in the Upper Pemigewasset Valley on the banks of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River located in the heart of the White Mountains. It is virtually carved out Lincoln Logs is historical fiction that describes a town created solely by the logging industry at the end of the nineteenth century. The book illustrates the establishment of the Town of Lincoln, New Hampshire, in the Upper Pemigewasset Valley on the banks of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River located in the heart of the White Mountains. It is virtually carved out of a dense, bucolic, virgin tract of unspoiled timberland. Within the manuscript, intermingled with real-life people of the era, are accounts of five generations of four fictional families suffering through numerous trials and tribulations, becoming deeply involved in interpersonal relationships and taking an active role in America's wars, from the War of 1812 to Viet Nam. In addition to the warfare, the novel depicts how close-knit families cope with the Depression of 1893; enter a new twentieth century to face challenging new technology in communication and transportation; deal with Prohibition; muddle through the Roaring Twenties and survive the Great Depression of 1929. Because the book spans more than 100 years, newborn babies become great-grandparents. In the background, numerous new states are admitted to the Union and a host of Presidents reside in the White House. After 75 years, the town is about to suffer the fate of other mill towns that have lost their industry, Lincoln's mill having changed hands four times before finally closing its doors. A previous New Hampshire Governor, Sherman Adams, a long-time resident of Lincoln and close personal friend of former President Eisenhower, becomes determined to preserve this town. But he must solicit the aid of the state and persuade the members of the community to turn to a totally new economic enterprise—a far cry from lumber, pulp, and paper.

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