Ira H. Morse in the Zamboango Binto
This is a Philippine craft. Zamboango is a village name and binto means boat. The fish pond directly in the back of the museum was built in 1919 and stocked with Trout. Ira had not acquired the land in front of the pond where the museum is situated until 1927 according to records that I have found. This postcard photo was taken about 1935. Mt. Moosilauke, at 4810 feet, is in the background. Warren NH is a unique location in that it is surrounded by hills and mountains on all sides. At one time the Concord to Montreal Railroad went directly behind the pond. Now the trail is used for bike riding and snow mobiles.
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