March 17, 2012

Purgatory Road...Barn Charm 77

Took a drive today down Purgatory Road and in that area around Mont Vernon, Milford, and Lyndeboro...


Mont Vernon was originally a part of the town of Amherst, New Hampshire.

There continues to be debate about the naming of Mont Vernon. Some say that the original intent was to name the town after "Mount Venon" and that an early typographical error resulted in its current name. This theory is entirely possible, as the first post office was called the MOUNT Vernon post office.

About two miles from the village of Mont Vernon, in the westerly edge of town is "Purgatory," a natural curiosity--a deep ravine more than half a mile in length, through which Black Brook makes its way. At the "Upper Falls," the brook plunges perpendicularly more than fifty feet into a deep chasm or pit. The stream makes several further leaps, known as "Lower Falls." 

 An annual "Purgatory Picnic" was held in August and in August of 1885, three hundred persons attended.










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19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

some cool barns and fences there. :)

Scriptor Senex said...

One rather worries about ending up in Purgatory! A fascinating post, thanks.

Beth said...

wow, what a great set of barns. great shots. the one could really use some tender loving care though. might blow over. ha. ha!! (:

Rose said...

Oh, wow, these are wonderful...

Mari said...

Great barns! I can't pick a favorite!

Haney said...

I like the different sizes and shapes of windows. The original recyclers, just using what they got.

Kim, USA said...

Such beautiful find. Thanks for sharing.

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Lesley said...

I like all those little panes of glass in the second barn!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great barns you found there.

Carletta said...

The folks there could advertise that first one as the Leaning Barn of Pergatory. I don't see how it can stand much longer.
I like all the windows and the open section under the second one.
All are wonderful finds!

heyBJK said...

Great barns, Ruta! That first one is hanging on for dear life. I really like the second and third barns! Nice photos!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful barns.

Regards and best wishes

Tanya said...

nice drive with some great barns!

Judy said...

Wonderful! I love that third one best.

Kathy said...

I'm thinking the red barn may have been moved from a previous location.

Elaine said...

Beautiful set of barns! Not what you'd expect to find in Purgatory.

Debbie said...

very cool old barns but how is that first one still standing!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

That sounds like the community my grandma was from, Fancy Farm, Ky... They have annual summer picnics & it's quite a big deal, since the 1880's, too!

Great barns & love all the windows on the red barn =)

Thanks for joining =)

Carole said...

I was going to say that with a name like Purgatory, it definitely sounds like a pioneering community.

Great shots (and someone actually hung the flag correctly). :-)

Noteworthy Musings - Barn Charm #77