Sunday, February 16, 2020

Snow Dogs

Besides sharing our own collection with the public, part of our work at the Conway Public Library's Henney History Room is to help guide our patrons to other collections. This photograph of a giant snow dog sculpture can be found on the website of the Lakes Region Sled Dog Club here.

This Wednesday, February 19th, the library will host a snowman contest. We hope to see you there. For details on this event see this link.You can find historical inspiration for snow sculpture designs from winter carnivals over the years as illustrated in our collection of the Kennett High School yearbooks, The Eagle.

While the obvious focus of this photograph is the large dog, it captures at least two companies that are no longer with us. For more information on them see these links: F.W. Woolworth Company and A&P Grocery.

To better understand historical subjects, we often attend traditional events. Today was a great day for the 91st annual World Championship sled dog derby in Laconia New Hampshire. The Mount Washington Valley has had a long standing connection with this race as evidenced by another photo on that website showing Arthur Walden, the great Chinook, and Leonhard Seppala.  

For more information on these dog gone connections see some of our previous blogs:
Frozen here
Frozen 2: When Togo Came to Town.

For more details on this or any other historical subject in the White Mountains, contact us at the Conway Public Library's Henney History Room.

No comments:

Post a Comment