Littleton, New Hampshire is an increasingly popular destination

Littleton, New Hampshire is an increasingly popular North Country destination

According to a travel guide, it has one of the best main streets in America. So Anthony Everett visits Littleton, New Hampshire, once an industrial town and now home to local residents determined to maintain its vibrancy.



♪ >> 150 MILES NORTH OF BOSTON, JUST AFTER ETH NOTCH, NESTLED ALONG THE VERMONT BORDER, LITTLETON, NEW HAMPSHIRE. >>, CALL IT THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMIC ARHETBEAT. >> — I CALL IT THE ECONOMIC HEARTBEAT OF THE COUNTRY. >> WE ARE IN A LARGE AREA THAT IS INCREASINGLY POPULAR. >> JUST OVER 6000 RESIDENTS CALL THIS PLACE, MANY OF WHICH ARE IN TOWN FOR WORK. >> PEOPLE MAKE IT WHAT IT IS. THEY ARE HERE TO LIVE, NOT TO WORK ALL THE TIME. >> ONCE VOTED AS ONE OF AMERICA’S 10 BEST CITIES AND MAIN STREET, THIS CITY HAS WEATHERED MORE THAN ONE ECONOMIC STORM SINCE ITS INCORPORATION IN 1784. >> I’D LIKE TO LOOK AT LITTLETON AS THE RESULTING PROVEIARBL PHOENIX OF HIS ACTIONS. — ASHES. >> HE MOVED HERE TO OMFR FRAMINGHAM DECADES AGO AND IS NOW CURATOR OF THE LITTLETON AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM. >> EVERY TIME WE’VE HAD AN SR ECONOMIC DISASTER, SOMETHING HAPPENED TO MAKE IT NOT HAPPEN. >> A NEW INDUSTRIAL PARK AND SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT NETWORK LINED MAIN STREET THAT HELPS COMPENSATE FOR FACTORY CLOSURE AS LARGE RETAILERS ARRIVAL. >> THE TOWN OF LITTLETON IS NOW EXPLODING. THIS HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE. IT HAS HAD UP AND DOWN .>> ‘>> THE ‘FAMILY HAS OWNED AND OPERATED AMERICA’S OLDEST SKI SHOP FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. >> WHERE WE ARE NOW IS THE ORIGINAL LOCATION FOR 102 YEARS. MY FATHER AND UNCLE WERE GROWN UP ABOVE US, MY GRANDFATHER WAS BORN BACK HERE. >> LITTLETON’S RICH AND INFORMED HISTORY PRESENTS WITH TRIBUTES TO SOME OF ITS PROMINENT CHARACTERS AROUND TOWN. >> IF I RETURN THIS IT SAYS, PHOTOGRAPHED AND POSTED BY BW KILBURN, LITTLETON, NEW HAMPSHIRE. >> HEND HAS HIS BROTHER TURNED A PHOTOGRAPHY SSPAION INTO A COMPANY IN THE MID 1800S, QUICKLY BECOME THE LARGEST STEREOSCOPIC VIEW MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD. >> THESE ARE ONE OF THE TONES HE USED TO PRODUCE. INSTEAD OF GETTING A PICTURE, YOU GOT A SINGLE PICTURE. WHEN THEY LOOK THROUGH THEY AUSTJ AUST THIS. IT WOULD BE JUST A LITTLE TYIN TO GIVE YOU THAT 3D EFFECT. >> THE BUSINESS HAS BEEN SUCH A SUCCESS THAT IT SURPASSES THE FIRST AND NEXT LOCATION AND EXPANDS TO THE STILL STANDING TSHI, TTHA BUILDING. >> IT WAS TV, VICTORIAN TV. I HAD SOME SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS A FEW YEARS AGO, AND ONE PICKED IT UP AND WENT, VIRTUAL REALITY. ANOTHER OF LITTLETON’S NEW STDIINCTIONS, OR A RATHER UNUSUAL SINGLE, HE T WALLACE HORSE CEMETERY. >> THERE ARE NOT MANY IN THE UNITED STATES. >> THIS IS THE FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THE BELOVED COMPANIONS OF MIRA AND E WLIALLACE. >> THEY COULD BE SEEN ALL OVER THE CITY WITH THEIR HORSES AND CARRGEIA. >> THEY RUN A PRINT SHOP ON MAIN STREET IN THE 1880S AND TREAT HORSES LIKE PETS. >> THOSE WERE THEIR CHILDREN. THEY LOVE THESE HORSES. >> DECADES LATER WHEN SHE FELL SICK AND BEFORE Dying, SHE HAD THE HORSES SLAUGHTERED AND BURIED ON A PLOT OF THEIR LAND. >> THEY WERE BURIED WITH THEIR BLANKETS, FEED BUCKET, TS TACK, ALL THEIR EARTH POSSESSIONS WENT INTO THE GROUND WITH THE HORSES. >>CSR. BUT AS THE YESAR PASSED, RECORDS FALL AT THE EDGE OF THE CEMETERY. >>E CEMETERY. WAS ROUTE3 9 CAYMAN, NOBODY HAD IDEA W — WAS ENTERED, NOBODY HAD IDEA THERE WAS THE CEMETERY. >> LEADING THE WAY TO ETH FUTURE, THEY DISCOVERED THIS HISTORIC SITE, NOW PRESERVED UNIQUE IN PERPETUITY. ♪ >> THERE IS A FUN FACT ABOUT THE STEREOSCOPIC PHOTOS IT PRODUCES. >> WRIGHT’S DEVICE USED TO VIEW TSEHO IMASGE WAS INVENTED BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES. OLIVER WINDOW HOLMES JUNIOR WAS THE FAMOUS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. TALENTED.

Littleton, New Hampshire is an increasingly popular North Country destination

According to a travel guide, it has one of the best main streets in America. So Anthony Everett visits Littleton, New Hampshire, once an industrial town and now home to local residents determined to maintain its vibrancy.

About 150 miles north of Boston, just past “The Notch,” nestled along the Vermont border is Littleton, New Hampshire. Just over 6,000 residents call it home, many of whom also stay in town for work. In 2014, Littleton was voted one of America’s Top 10 Towns and Main Streets by Fodor’s Travel Guide.

About 150 miles north of Boston, just past “The Notch,” nestled along the Vermont border is Littleton, New Hampshire. Just over 6,000 residents call it home, many of whom also stay in town for work.

In 2014, Littleton was voted one of America’s Top 10 Towns and Main Streets by Fodor’s Travel Guide.