Lincoln, New Hampshire
Lincoln was established in 1782. The landscape was filled with rivers, mountains, and forests, which made it perfect for logging. Soon after, sawmills began to appear throughout the town and were powered by the rivers. In 1892 James E. Henry came into town and bought thousands of acres of virgin timber and moved his experienced loggers from Zealand. They built the town and one of the longest running logging railroads in the state. They owned the town: mill, school, company store, hospital, jail, boarding house, hotel, and just about everything else in town.
With a population of 1,662, Lincoln is home to the New Hampshire Highland Games and to a portion of Franconia Notch State Park. Lincoln is also the location of Loon Mountain Resort and many attractions including; Clark' Trading Post, Whale's Tale Waterpark, The Flume Gorge and several more. The area offers a slew of hiking and biking trails; Lincoln Woods, East Side Trail and Georgiana Falls just to name a few.
The town has two major employers; Loon Mountain Resort and Burndy's, a local manufacturer but it relies heavily on the tourist industry.