NH SCRAPBOOK: New Hampshire > Europe
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Contrast the wild & vibrant landscape of New Hampshire with that of the old dust 'n bones Europe and see what happens....
The Granite State is noted far and wide for her picturesque mountains and rugged valleys. From this fact she has been compared in grandeur to Switzerland; for her natural beauty, to Scotland. As a matter of fact she has beauty and grandeur possessed by no other country. Visit the Old World and then come back to declare, "The most beautiful sheet of water you have seen is Asquam, hemmed in by the hills of Holderness." Gaze on the Matterhorn and then on Mount Washington and say that the artist's "Crown of New England is the Crown of the World." Lucerne is not as clear nor as blue as Ossipee Lake, with not an island to break its mirror-like surface. Lago Maggiore, with all its legends and castles, is not half as bewitching as Winnipesaukee, "The beautiful Lake of the Highlands." Lying almost five hundred feet above sea level, it has no inlet, but as many islands upon its bosom as there are days in the longest year. Sunapee, with its coves and points and harbors outvies the dream of Scott's Lake of Scotland. So on by Chocorua's needle of stone, Mount Cannon's "Old Man of the Mountain" Moosilauke, Monadnock, Kearsage and Pickwacket.
Yankees know how to swing, I tell ya.
source: The Story of New Hampshire by G.W. Browne (1925)