Memories of Wilmot

On this page you will find interviews with Wilmot residents who have a story to tell.  Click names or photos for links and enjoy!

Jack McAuliffe   September 5, 2014 - In this historical documentary, Jack McAuliffe shares stories of his youth including taking us back to the Depression when his family drove from California to Wilmot, New Hampshire.
 

 Loretta Rayno   In her home at the base of Old Winslow Road in Wilmot Flat, NH, on June 24, 2014. Loretta Rayno, age 79, shares stories of her childhood, her experiences in the United States Women’s Army Corps (WAC) after World War II, and her return to Wilmot.

Freedom Acres   Wilmot Flat resident Loretta Rayno shares first-hand stories of Donna Niles and Kay White and their jelly business, Freedom Acres, which brought 45,000 tourists a year to Wilmot. Loretta was a close associate of Donna and Kay for 28 years. (Photos of Freedom Acres*)

Clayton Nowell    In this interview, long-time Wilmot resident Clayton Nowell tells us about his life in Wilmot on the farm and on the ski slopes. In February of 2017, Clayton gave Ausbon Sargent a conservation easement on his his 28-acre farm. (more)

George Gove*    George Gove and his wife Jean were interviewed by Liindy Heim on November 16, 2012 at their home in West Lebanon, NH. 

 One-room Schoolhouse Reunion    The Wilmot Historical Society, at their 2016 Annual Meeting, hosted a reunion of former teachers and students of Wilmot’s one-room schoolhouses. Thirty-one students and two teachers attended. “Alums” came from near and far to attend this memorable reunion of friends and schoolmates on November of 2016.

Donald Hall Kearsarage Valley Magazine interview from 1990 with Gail Matthews and Stephanie Perkins Wheeler. 

 

AUDIO INTERVIEWS

Earle Chandler—Interviewed by Helen White in 1993. (pdf)

 

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