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After a period of behind-the-scenes activity, the Historical Society is
becoming more active and vibrant!  We have changed our meeting
dates to the second Saturday during the months of January, April, July &
October, still at the old Dalton Town Hall, 12:00 noon.  We encourage
new members and visitors to join us!   We're hoping to have work
sessions to sort, index and scan many documents, including old
newspapers, town reports and photos.

Current Officers:
Terri Parks - President
Gary Boyle - Vice President
Doris Mitton - Recording Secretary
Robert Landry - Treasurer
Sue Bean - Deputy Treasurer
Terri Parks - Corresponding Secretary

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By Memorial Day, 2017, the Dalton Historical Society
provided new military flag holders to replace those that had
been in disrepair or missing from our cemeteries.  
Volunteers placed the flag holders, with new flags, next
to about 120 veterans' graves.

In 2013, the Historical Society paid for new signs for the
cemeteries and Town Pound.  Our thanks to Jessop and
the Littleton Sign Company!

Stop in and visit the Dalton Historical Society downstairs
in the old Town Hall.  We are easily accessible from the
parking lot at the rear of the building, or from the stairs
on the first floor.

Part 1, Vermont & Great Britain
1882 - 1884
by Sandy Nellis Lane,
Editor and Photographer

The Dalton Historical Society hosted a free program and book signing on May
3, 2012, presented by Sandy Nellis Lane, whose great, great aunt, Lucy Ladd
Stratton, a native of Dalton, became a talented artist and writer.  Ms. Lane
was inspired to photograph her exquisite wildflower paintings and publish
them in a book with writings from Lucy's journals.  

Lucy Ladd Stratton was born in 1834 in Dalton.   After her marriage
to George W. Stratton, she travelled with him to Europe, where
she spent about twenty years painting landscapes and wildflowers.  She
eventually returned to America, where she died at age 102.  After her death,
over 1500 of her wildflower paintings were donated to the Library of
Congress, where they are available for
viewing by appointment.

TO ORDER A COPY of The Trail of the Wild Flowers,
contact Sandy Lane at 3 Pewter Lane, Johnstown, NY, 12095, or
email her at:
Independent Order of
Foresters brass seal, with
"Dalton, N.H." along the
outside edge.  Does anybody
know anything about this?
Click the photo for more
Old cultivator, on display with
other artifacts in the old
Dalton Town Hall.  The
Historical Society is setting up
public to see.  We hope to add
photos and memorabilia to aid
in representing the history of
DALTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY               Dalton, New Hampshire  
A crowd gathers on the
cribbing at the Dalton side of
the new dam over the
Connecticut River, not long
before high water causes
major damage.  Circa 1899.

Click the two photos to see
more details.
The new paper mill on the
Gilman, Vermont end of the
dam is showing damage to
the underpinnings during
high water.  Circa 1899.