Take in this view of our buildings that are part of the town's thanks to Mr. Gregg donations of the Masonic Hall and Wilton Public/Gregg Free Library.
The Library, a National Register Building was competed in 1909. The building was equipped with gas fixtures that were later converted to electricity.
Fondest memory: The building was equipped with gas fixtures that were later converted to electricity.
Fondest memory: Henry is named after King Henry. He fits the size and personality of his namesake. He is the king of the mousers as well as a good hunter of the other small creatures that live in our nearby fields and woods.
Favorite thing: Well, it is now the end of October, people are getting into shape for cross country skiing by using roller blades and in-line skates. This race is held on the last Sunday of October each year. They line up and go. Another five minutes in the life of our neighborhood.
Race Day, June 3, 2001 @ 9:01 AM
Fondest memory: GONE... a few cups remain on the ground, which race organizers are collecting. The starting gate will be soon gone. For the Burns Hill neighborhood things will return... well it never goes back to where it was -- does it? Next year, will be another race. Between now and then summer, fall, winter, and spring will pass.
Race Day, June 3, 2001 @ 8:57 AM
Fondest memory: Three minutes before the race is to start. Lining up and the race are in the mind of the runners. Runners are warned that traffic is not restricted on the highways and that part of the run will be on a non-pave road where sticks and broken branches could be a danger. “Watch Your Step”
Race Day, June 3, 2001 @ 8:55 AM
Fondest memory: The tenth annual Pack Monadnock 10 mile Challenge starts in our Burns Hill neighborhood each first Saturday of June. The 10-mile runs ends at Pack Monadnock in Temple, NH. The Wilton NH race sponsored by the Gate City Striders of Nashua, NH is a qualifying race for the Mountain Washington 10 Mile race lottery later in the running season.
Vale End Cemetery --- I walked the cemetery the other day... I like this saying on one of the stones that date back to 1801. The use of the word relict instead of widow. I took this picture on May 7, 2001, 200 years later to the day of Hanna's death. On May 10, 2001, I noted the same date when I was proof reading this posting. Chance? Did Hanna wave?
Fondest memory: One of the stones reads:
“In memory of Mrs Hanna Taylor relict of Mr. Richard Taylor who deceas’d May 7th 1801 in the 76th year of her age.”
Most of these slate stones were mail ordered and had phrases fitting the person. Hanna’s read:
“Our age to seventy years is few, how short the term how frail the fate and if to eighty we arrive we rather sigh and grone and live”
They did spell things differently as well as look at life in another perspective.
Favorite thing: In our neighborhood is the Fountian House build by the person that donated the Wilton / Greeg Free Library. Mr Gregg was a wood merchant and mill owner.
Favorite thing: The yellow house was built in 1930's. The daughter-in-law of the original builder still owns and lives in this house.