1865: A late-spring storm surprises Swett in his seat on the roof of the stage…
ADVENTURES of a DEAF-MUTE in the WHITE MOUNTAINS ~ by William B. Swett ~ Continued ~
Here is an old photograph of the Franconia Notch Stage Coach, showing tourists riding atop the roof:
I haven’t found a date connected with that photo, but you can read more about NH’s Abbott-Downing Concord Coach company here.
You can also find info & images of the Franconia Ironworks @ WhiteMountainHistory.org:
At the bottom of the page you’ll find photo & video resources. Be sure to look over the photo slideshow — you might be surprised by the appearance of the “mine” itself!