Full of anecdotes, local history, and personal observations, this book is a “must-have” for anyone interested in the southeastern district of the White Mountain Region. Originally published in 1997, the book contains a collection of columns written by the late Edward W. Jones for The Bridgton News between September 13, 1989, and December 20, 1996.
Ed Jones was born in North Fryeburg, Maine, in 1939, graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1957, and went to work for the White Mountain National Forest, Evans Notch District (long headquartered in Bethel) that same year. He spent the next fifteen years clearing trails, marking timber, building shelters, and acting as timber sale administrator — always accompanied by his faithful companion “Dutchy,” his beloved beagle. Jones eventually worked as a building contractor, also serving fifteen years as a Fryeburg selectman, president of the Board of Directors of the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, president of the Fryeburg Historical Society, and curator of the Fryeburg Fair Farm Museum. Photo section, 389 pages, softcover.