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LOOK TO THE MOUNTAIN by LeGrand Cannon, Jr./New England

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE---------------LOOK TO THE MOUNTAIN by LeGrand Cannon, Jr. This book is the story of the settling of the North Country of New Hampshire. The mountain mentioned in the title is Mount Chicorua. It's the story of Whit and Melissa--two young lovers from Kettleford Township (modern Bedford, New Hampshire), and continues up the Merrimac River to what's now Chicorua, New Hampshire. It goes from the 1750s to the 1770s and the American Revolution. This is one of the most intriguing books ever written about the hardships of pioneer life in the northern US. It is written in such a manner that it captures your attention right away and makes it almost impossible to put down. Imagine building your own home with nothing but an ax to cut the trees, debark them, notch them and measure with. No boards, so the floor is dirt, the door is made of hides and your nearest neighbor, if you're lucky, is only 20 miles away! No roads or paths to follow. Just the sun and the top of a mountain on a clear day to find your way around. This story is about two young people, Whit and Melissa who meet and marry in the town of Kettleford NH now Bedford NH and travel by birch bark canoe north to become the first settlers in the town of Tamworth NH. Too poor to purchase a piece of land in a settled township, they are forced to go north where Whit has to roam the wilderness in order to stake out 100 acres of land that will provide for their needs, and then clear it and build his house within so much time in order to keep it and claim his cow that he will get for a bonus. If you ever wondered how the states were settled and what life was like when the wilderness was uninhabited, then this book is a must read. This is the softcover stated Bantam Edition from April 1965. Other than a bit of cover wear, the book is in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.--and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid soon for this magnificent, impossible-to-find HISTORICAL FICTION COLLECTIBLE. I gladly accept PayPal and as preferable forms of payment (no personal checks!). Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. ALL OF MY LISTINGS ARE BETTER THAN AN AUCTION!! NAME THE REASONABLE PRICE YOU WANT TO PAY WHEN YOU CLICK BEST OFFER AND CHANCES ARE THE ITEM WILL BE YOURS--IMMEDIATELY!! NO WAITING FOR AN AUCTION TO END!! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WANT TO SEE MORE?? FOR EXTRA-SPECIAL SAVINGS GO TO: BARRYS BARGAIN BIN for BOOKS THOUSANDS OF UNIQUE TITLES (no duplication) ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITION ! MUSIC IN ALL GENRES AND FORMATS (lps, 45s, 78s, and cassettes) ASSORTED RARE CURIOSITIES EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!! (NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! (EVEN THE OCCASIONAL UNREASONABLE OFFER) Be sure to add me to your favorites list 041508
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