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Visit the home of Samuel Willey, Jr. of Bartlett, which the family operated as an inn to accommodate travelers through the mountains on the desolate notch road.

During the fall of 1825, Willey -- along with his wife, five children, and two hired men -- moved into a small house in the heart of Crawford Notch State Park, in Carroll County. The first year the three men enlarged and improved the house. The little cluster of buildings were situated in the shadow of what is now called Mount Willey. During the night of August 28, 1826, after a long drought which had dried the mountain soil to an unusual depth, came one of the most violent and destructive rain storms ever known in the White Mountains. Mr. and Mrs. Willey, two children, and both hired men were found nearby. The bodies were buried near the house and later moved to Conway. Three children were never found. The true story of the tragedy will never fully be known.

Location: Bartlett New Hampshire 03812


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