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The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2 is a collection of diverse and engaging articles that offer readers a comprehensive look at the state of Massachusetts during the late 19th century. The magazine covers a wide range of topics, including history, literature, politics, and culture, showcasing the rich heritage and vibrant society of the Bay State.

One of the standout features of this publication is its commitment to highlighting lesser-known aspects of Massachusetts' history. From forgotten battlefields to overlooked literary figures, the magazine sheds light on corners of the state's past that are often overlooked in other historical accounts. This commitment to diversity and inclusivity makes The Bay State Monthly a valuable resource for anyone interested in exploring the full breadth of Massachusetts' past.

In addition to its historical content, the magazine also includes thought-provoking essays and reviews on contemporary issues of the time. This blend of past and present offers readers a well-rounded perspective on the state of Massachusetts during the late 1800s, making The Bay State Monthly a compelling read for history enthusiasts and casual readers alike.

Overall, The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2 is a fascinating and engaging publication that offers a unique glimpse into the history and culture of Massachusetts. Whether you're a history buff, a literature lover, or simply curious about the world around you, this magazine is sure to captivate and enlighten. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the Bay State's rich and varied past.

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[Illustration: Sylvester Marsh]

THE BAY STATE MONTHLY.

A Massachusetts Magazine.

VOL. III. MAY, 1885. NO. II.

SYLVESTER MARSH.

[THE PROJECTOR OF THE MOUNT WASHINGTON RAILROAD.]

By Charles Carleton Coffin.

There were few settlers in the Pemigewasset Valley when John Marsh of East Haddam, Connecticut, at the close of the last century, with his wife, Mehitable Percival Marsh, travelling up the valley of the Merrimack, selected the town of Campton, New Hampshire, as their future home. It was a humble home. Around them was the forest with its lofty pines, gigantic oaks, and sturdy elms, to be leveled by the stalwart blows of the vigorous young farmer. The first settlers of the region endured many hardships toiled early and late, but industry brought its rewards. The forest disappeared; green fields appeared upon the broad intervales and sunny hillsides. A troop of children came to gladden the home. The ninth child of a family of eleven received the name of Sylvester, born September 30, 1803.

The home was located among the foot hills on the east bank of the Pemigewasset; it looked out upon a wide expanse of meadow lands, and upon mountains as delectable as those seen by the Christian pilgrim from the palace Beautiful in Bunyan's matchless allegory... Continue reading book >>


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