courtesy Iris Baird)
Mountain or Hll: Kearsarge North
above sea level: 3268 FT
Tower Structure Height: 10'
First date of
Operating Agency: White Mtn. Nat. Forest
1901 -1968, standing.
station went into service in the fall of 1909, making use of a corner of a derelict
hotel on the summit. A new watchman's cabin, with a cupola for the observer was
built about 1918. The station was transferred from the state to the USFS about
1928. After several alternatives were considered, a new ten foot wood tower with
a non-standard cab was built in 1951. In 1991 the tower was restored by the WMNF
and placed on the NHLR as US 23 NH 1.
Kearsarge is the name of two mountains
in New Hampshire, this one and the one in Warner. There has been controversy over
the right to the name so it is sometimes called Pequawket. This name was accepted
by the US Board of Geographical Names in 1915, but the decision was reversed in
1957. The locals always called it Kearsarge, and it appears that way on the station
lists, with "North" added after the station on the Warner summit was