Monday, July 23, 2012

Local authors Laurie Buchar and Rebecca Courser’s pictorial history book Bradford and Warner coming out on Monday!

History of Bradford and Warner Explored in New Book
Local historians team up to tell story through vintage photographs

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Bradford and Warner from local authors Laurie Buchar and Rebecca Courser. Featuring vintage photographs from the collections of the Bradford and Warner Historical Societies, Bradford and Warner affords a glimpse into the mutual past of these two towns.

In the mid-1700s, Bradford and Warner were tiny settlements of log dwellings that emerged from the wilderness in tandem. A gunshot fired in Bradford would resound in the Mink Hills and call neighbors to help in times of need. This blend of independence and reliance built these quintessential communities into what they are today.

Lake Massesecum lies near the border of these two towns, and its runoff helps form the Warner River, which served as a vital industrial and recreational link between the two communities. At 2,937 feet, Mount Kearsarge reigns supreme above Bradford and Warner, offering unobstructed views for many miles.

Join the Authors for a Book Signing!

When: Friday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Warner Town Hall
5 East Main Street, Warner, NH 03278

When: Sunday, August 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bradford Center Meetinghouse
84 Rowe Mountain Road, Bradford, NH 03221

When: Friday, September 7th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Main Street Bookends
16 East Main Street, Warner, NH 03278

Laurie Buchar, archivist of the Bradford Historical Society, is a librarian who holds an active interest in the performing arts. Rebecca Courser has committed more than 30 years to the Warner Historical Society and currently acts as its executive director and produces varied exhibits and programs for the group. Both authors share a love for researching and writing about the local past.