03 July 2015

Do You Like NH Bridges? Take a Look at This Recent Donation


The Farmington Historical Society recently received a wonderful donation. We received a large, expansive photo collection of covered bridges in the United States. Each state is in separate collection book. Each bridge is photographed from the front side and generally from the opposing side of the body of water they traverse and identifying information is provided. We are deeply grateful for the donation and are honored to preserve this unique catalog for future generations. The following is an account of the person that created the collection.

Whittaker Covered Bridge Ossipee, NH

"Jerry H. Cate was born in 1938 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He moved to Rochester in 1956 and then to Farmington on the Ten Rod Road, where he built his dream home: a log cabin.  He was a licensed electrician, working all over the different states from Maine to Massachusetts.  He was an avid fisherman and game hunter.  As he grew nearer to his retirement years, he put down his rifle for a camera.  He loved photographing the wild life and God's creation of brooks and lakes.  In 1998, he started traveling the United Stated, photographing the covered bridges.  Here are the results of his work.  Hope you enjoy viewing these as much as he did." Dot Hutchins (Jerry's sister)

Whittaker Covered Bridge Ossipee, NH




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