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Name Opechee Park
Number of Archive records 5.0
Number of Library records 0.0
Number of Object records 1.0
Number of Photo records 13.0

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Image of H2010.0105.0001 - Program

H2010.0105.0001 - Program

Item is a program for the "Twelfth Annual New Hampshire State Music Festival" held at the Colonial Theatre May 10th and 11th, 1940. It is a black and white booklet featuring the schedule of events and members of the all-state orchestra.

Image of H2010.0218.0009 - Newspaper

H2010.0218.0009 - Newspaper

Newspaper - Laconia Evening Citizen- Thursday, August 27, 1936. Down Memory Lane Edition to celebrate the Acquedoctan. Illustrations related to first mills, Boston & Maine Railroad, main Street, incorporation of town, incorporation of city, first block house etc.... Pages 18-19 have Acquedoctan parade photos, Articles about: summer visitors, festival at Opechee Park, Governor Styles Bridges coming to Weirs, Mrs. Lyman Marshall's garden, collecting Indian relics by Abraham L. Drake, Farrar Tavern in 1860, Laying of cornerstone at Masonic Temple in 1903, Works Progress Administration, history of Water company, history of churches, history of Belknap Mills, history of Main Street, Hist

Image of H2011.0145.0058 - Newspaper

H2011.0145.0058 - Newspaper

Item is a newspaper. It is the Wednesday, September 27, 1989 edition of the Laconia Evening Citizen. It features a 1/4-page advertisement for Red Dunn running for Laconia city mayor. There is an image of Red Dunn printed in the newspaper as well as his original signiture in blue ink on it.

Image of L2012.0063.0001 - Booklet

L2012.0063.0001 - Booklet

This is a booklet which is a Buyers' Directory of Laconia and Belknap, Carroll, Grafton & Merrimack Counties, which was published in 1953. On the front , orange colored cover is printed : "Buyers' Directory of Laconia and Belknap, Carroll, Grafton & Merrimack Counties Presented as a Public Service by the Laconia Evening Citizen, Your Favorite Daily Newspaper Serving the Entire Lakes Region. Subscription Rates : By Carrier (Where Available) Delivery : 35 cents weekly. By Mail : $1.25 Monthly, One Year : $15.00. Advertsing Rates on Request Tel. Laconia 1040. This Directory has been prepared, and all information compiled for the Laconia Evening Citizen by Elizabeth Warren Enterprises, Ta

Image of L2012.0064.0001 - Booklet

L2012.0064.0001 - Booklet

This is a booklet which is a Buyers' Directory of Laconia and Belknap, Carroll, Grafton & Merrimack Counties, which was published in 1953. On the front , orange colored cover is printed : "Buyers' Directory of Laconia and Belknap, Carroll, Grafton & Merrimack Counties Presented as a Public Service by the Laconia Evening Citizen, Your Favorite Daily Newspaper Serving the Entire Lakes Region. Subscription Rates : By Carrier (Where Available) Delivery : 35 cents weekly. By Mail : $1.25 Monthly, One Year : $15.00. Advertsing Rates on Request Tel. Laconia 1040. This Directory has been prepared, and all information compiled for the Laconia Evening Citizen by Elizabeth Warren Enterprises, Ta

Image of H2010.0159.0004 - Sculpture

H2010.0159.0004 - Sculpture

Object is a block of wood which has been carved into the shape of an eagle with its wings not fully spread, above its head. Carved by Peter Wolf Toth. There is a varnish on the carving as well as a small wood attachment to level it out.

Image of H2010.0151.0001 - Print, Photographic

H2010.0151.0001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white image of dozens of men gathered in an outdoor area. It is winter. There are benches and tents set up. Caption on mounting reads, "Battery C- Manouvers- Jan '39 at Opechee Park, Laconia NH."

Image of H2012.0007.0001 - Print, Photographic

H2012.0007.0001 - Print, Photographic

Color photographic print of presumably Peter Wolf Toth carving a large tree with a chainsaw. Toth wears a red t-shirt, tan vest, cap, and hear protection. He is by Lake Opechee in Opechee Park. Next to him stands the statue that stands in Opechee Park today (carved by Toth). Written on back, "The name was translated into his language. Named in a contest, "The Defiant One." Ellen Langston, Ph. D., won and named him so. Armond Bolduc was Mayor." "No. 28/671; Date 9/27/84; Subject: Opechee Indian; By Bradley H. Booth, Milwaukee."

Image of H2012.0007.0002 - Print, Photographic

H2012.0007.0002 - Print, Photographic

Color photographic print of a read-a-board which reads, "Welcome Keewakwa Abenaki Keenahbeh Thanx you, Peter Toth." The board is referring to the statue that stands in Opechee Park today (carved by Toth). Written on the print, "The Defiant One," which is what the name of the statue translates to in English. In the background is an automobile , road and some trees, as well as a small building. "No. 28/671; Date 9/27/84; Subject: Opechee Indian; By Bradley H. Booth, Milwaukee."

Image of L1956.0001.0001 - Print, Photographic

L1956.0001.0001 - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts the Laconia Fair or Old Home Day at Opechee Park. There is a large crowd gathered on the grass in the foreground. They watch a group of acrobats performing on large platforms right of the center of the image. There are several single-horse buggies parked on the lawn with several figures sitting in them. A dark horse at the lower left (several horses behind the grey) wears a plaid blanket. Many of the women standing outside of the buggies wear lightly colored blouses, long skirts, hats, and hold parasols above their heads to shade the sun. The men are dressed in dark suits with hats. The lawn is littered with pieces of discarded paper.

Image of L2007.0031.0001.0063-C - Print, Photographic

L2007.0031.0001.0063-C - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts the Laconia Baseball Club circa 1903 at the Old Fair Gounds, now Opechee Park. There are three rows of players/men. The first row consists of four men sitting on the ground. The man on the far left is wearing a sweater, pants and cap, next to him is a man wearing a shirt with the letters "L and "S", pants and cap with a baseball mit on the ground in front of him. To his right is a man wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia", pants and a baseball glove on his hand. The man on the far right is wearing a shirt, pants and has a cap sitting on his knee. The second row consists of two men kneeling, the one on the left is wearing a shirt, umpire's protective gea

Image of L1990.0008.A.0029 (34) - Print, Photographic

L1990.0008.A.0029 (34) - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts Opechee Park's beach in the 1950s-1970s on Lake Opechee. A lifeguard sits in a windsor-style chair up on top of his post. Two docks or platforms sit out in the water. One has a stairwell for diving as well as a diving board at the other side. Both platforms are crowded with kids. Families play in the water and along the beach.

Image of L1990.0008.A.0050 (5) - Print, Photographic

L1990.0008.A.0050 (5) - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph depicts aerial view of Laconia between Lake Opechee and Lake Winnisquam, North Main St./Parade Rd. runs through center of picture. Foreground shows Messer St. with Messer St. Bridge, Oak St., Opechee St., Belknap St., Jackson St., Clairmont St., Dyer St., Bungalow Court,McGrath St.,Dartmouth St. and the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant and Railroad Bridge. At center ground is Opechee Park area with tennis courts, baseball field and racetrack. In the background is Laconia State School, and Shore Dr. On the back is stamped in black "City Planning Board. Laconia, New Hampshire". Written in pencil is "Percy" and "6-6-63".

Image of L2007.0031.0001.0043-D - Print, Photographic

L2007.0031.0001.0043-D - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts a hot air balloon in the old fairgrounds, now Opechee Park in Laconia the 1890s. In the foreground is a large group of people. There is a hot air balloon ascending on the left. There are more people in the background as well as trees. Written below the picture in the album is " Balloon ascension in the middle 1890s. Old Fair Grounds, now Opechee Park."

Image of L2007.0031.0001.0059-C - Print, Photographic

L2007.0031.0001.0059-C - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts the Laconia Baseball Club, in front of the grandstand, behind the plate, in the North Main Street Fair Grounds. There are two rows of baseball players, the first row consists of five men sitting on the ground, each is wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair" and pants, except the man in the middle who is wearing a striped shirt and the man on the far right who is wearing a plain shirt/turtleneck sweater. There are four baseball bats and one baseball mit on the ground with them. The row in back consists of five players standing, all wearing shirts labeled "Laconia Fair" and pants and two of them wearing a cap or hat. In the background is the grandstand

Image of L2007.0031.0001.0086-E - Print, Photographic

L2007.0031.0001.0086-E - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts five young men standing in Opechee Park in autumn of 1912. In the center foreground are five young men standing in Opechee Park in Laconia in Autumn of 1912. On the far left is J. Clare, dressed in a suit and ascot and hat. On his right is A. Fuller wearing a suit and tie and hat. Next on the right is R. Joyce, wearing a suit , tie and hat. On his right is Andrew Childs wearing a suit and tie and hat. On the far right is L. Perkins dressed in a suits an tie and hat. In the background is Opechee Park with trees in the far background. Written below the picture in the album is " An idle hour or two - Opechee Park. Autumn 1912. J. Clare, A. Fuller, R. Jo

Image of L2007.0031.0002.0079-A - Print, Photographic

L2007.0031.0002.0079-A - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts the Elks Circus at Opechee Park in Laconia in the summer of 1911. In the foreground is a grassy area. In the foreground on the far left is a young boy wearing a shirt, pants, hat standing by a bicycle. To his right is another boy wearing a shirt, pants standing by a bicycle. In the middleground on the far left are several people, members of the Elks Circus, one is in a clown's costume. In back of them is a large tent with a painting of a man on one side of it. There is lettering on it stating " Chinese Midget, ______". There are utility poles near the tent. There are additional tents in the background on the far left. In the middleground in the cente

Image of L2007.0031.0003.0015-A - Print, Photographic

L2007.0031.0003.0015-A - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts the Laconia Baseball Club at the Old Fairgrounds at Opechee Park in 1902. There are two rows of baseball players. The first row consists of five men sitting on the ground. The man(Carl Base ?) on the far left is wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair", pants and a baseball glove on his hand. On his right is a man wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair", pants and a baseball glove on his hand. Sitting on his right is a man in a striped shirt, pants and striped socks. On his right is a man wearing a shirt labeled "Laconia Fair"and pants. The man (Arthur O'Shea)on the far right is wearing a light colored turtleneck sweater, pants and a cap on his head. Th

Image of L2007.0031.0003.0014-A - Print, Photographic

L2007.0031.0003.0014-A - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts the Laconia Baseball Club at the Old Fairgrounds at Opechee Park in 1903. There are two rows of baseball players. The first row consists of six men sitting/kneeling on the ground. The man on the far left is wearing a sweater, striped shirt, pants and striped leggings and cap. Behind him kneeling is a man ( Jack Dyer) in umpire's protective gear, shirt and cap. On his right is a man(Art O'Shea) sitting, wearing a shirt labeled "L__S", pants and cap. On his right is a man wearing a shirt labeled " Laconia", pants and a baseball glove on his hand, and kneeling behind him is a man(Charlie Clough) wearing a shirt labeled "___ave", pants and cap with the