Conway Historical Society / Conway NH

Here is some interesting Conway Village History to enjoy.

Text and Pictures are from a Conway Chamber of Commerce circa 1930’s Brochure. After reading the text, It really gives you an idea how the Village has changed over the years?

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Brochure Text
What Conway has to Offer You?

   Sheltered by the Eastern Slopes of the White Mountains, situated in the vales of the winding Saco is a Village delightful alike to the sojourner and the native.
   Nature has been kind to this beautiful Village. In summer the mountains and brooks, forests and intervals, lure one on all sides, while in winter, Jack Frost paints fantastic pictures over field and forest for those who enjoy winter sports in the invigorating air.
   Originally known as Chataque Indian Origin the Village is located in the South-Eastern corner of the Town of Conway. In early times many a stage coach lines radiated from its natural center, and yet even some of its oldest residents recall the sound of bugle heralding the approach of the stage coach.
   Conway is a very progressive Village with fine schools, Library, well kept homes, sparkling pure water, three fine churches (Congregational, Methodist and Catholic), Protestant services at 10:30 A. M., Union service through July and August at 7:30 P.M., Catholic, 9:00 A. M., thriving industries, and electric power adequate for manufacturing and other purposes.
   Today the Village is reached by rail, bus, or motor, and being on the White Mountain Highway offers good roads in all directions. Its school system includes a new High School building, a memorial to the late A. Crosby Kennett, which cares for the educational needs of everyone. Both Protestant and Catholic churches are very active in community leadership and service.
   Health conditions in Conway are the finest. A water system fed by mountain springs furnishes unusually pure water.
   A fully equipped hospital with ambulance service, also Red Cross Chapter, is supported by the town.
Fire protection consists of a very able and fully equipped department on call 24 hours daily. Hotels and Cabins abound in and about Conway since tourists have for many years found this a haven of comfort and scenic delight. These range from the most pretentious to the tourist home, and the hospitality is always evident to all.