New Hampshire November 10, 2016
These 14 Photos of New Hampshire In The 1970s Are Mesmerizing
Did you grow up in the 1970s? Even if you didn’t, this iconic decade is well known for political scandal, unique fashions, and civil unrest…. all things that happen now as well. But underneath all that, the 1970s was a decade filled with people just living their lives. Check out these 14 mesmerizing photos from New Hampshire in the 1970s to see what has changed, and what’s stayed the same.
1. Posing for a photo in Crawford Notch. Are there still swans there today?
2. Some pastimes never change.
3. No high-tech climbing gear was needed to make it to the peaks of the Presidentials in 1976.
4. Lake Winnipesaukee was the same peaceful oasis in the 1970s that is was today... just with a lot less boat traffic.
5. But in the 1970s, the Androscoggin River and many of New Hampshire's other waterways were so polluted that signs warned against swimming.
6. The Environmental Protection Agency was just starting to control pollution from mills in the 1970s, setting in motion the move toward clear blue waters that New Hampshire residents enjoy today.
7. Still, some waters, like Lake Sunapee, were just as beautiful in the 1970s as they are now.
8. This family was enjoying camp in 1973, complete with a peace sign necklace.
9. Everything about this family gathering says 1970s. The fashions. The hair. The wood panelling!
10. Carrying water into the camp in Alton Bay, in high fashion.
11. Of course, you can't mention the 1970s without thinking of the record-breaking blizzard of 1978.
12. On the seacoast there was less snow, but a massive amount of water wreaked havoc on Hampton Beach.
13. Transportation has also changed a lot. You've unlikely to see stream engines like this in the Granite State today.
14. But even before the New Hampshire Motor Speedway opened, Granite State residents still loved to race fast at local tracks.
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