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Tales Told in the Shadows of the White Mountains
Charles J. Jordan

2003 • 224 pp. 77 illus. 6 x 9"
Folklore / American History

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-58465-108-6

Charlie Jordan nailed it . . . [he] struck a cord for all who venture out of doors any time of year . . . Headstone hunting is a way to... [continued in Reviews below]”—Valley News

A spine-tingling collection of real and surreal tales of northern New Hampshire

Charles Jordan has spent many years keeping his ear to the ground for stories of the weird and wonderful of northern New Hampshire. Now, in this singular volume, he has collected tales varying from Native American apparitions, witches, ghosts, local characters and cranks, to murder and even the apocalypse! As writer and editor of Northern New Hampshire Magazine, Jordan has covered many stories concerning strange, eerie, and supernatural tales of the region. Tales Told in the Shadows of the White Mountains presents fourteen stories featuring unsolved mysteries, supernatural meanderings, and other tales of intrigue—some well known and the stuff of local legend, others newly unearthed and offered to the reader for the first time. Petrified yet? This collection is sure to put you into a granite state.

Reviews / Endorsements

“Charlie Jordan nailed it . . . [he] struck a cord for all who venture out of doors any time of year . . . Headstone hunting is a way to combine outdoor recreation with a little New Hampshire history . . . New England’s cemeteries have a special attraction for the history buff or the curious biker.”Valley News

“These are true stories, and Jordan has done the historical research to document their veracity. They are the kind of stories of which fiction writers say: ‘You can’t make something like that up; nobody would believe it!’”Nashua Telegraph

“Do you enjoy being mystified? Baffled? Then you’ll find these rather curious true tales of the North Country, as thoroughly investigated by a local reporter/writer, to be fine rainy-night reading.”Judson D. Hale Sr., Editor-in-Chief, Yankee Magazine

“Charles Jordan knows the remote mountains and out-of-the-way villages of northern New Hampshire the way Mark Twain knew the Mississippi River. Tales Told in the White Mountains abounds with wonderful stories never told before, featuring backcountry hermits, lost hamlets, haunted buildings, unsolved mysteries, and even an electrically charged woman—not to mention a Civil War battle waged in the sky over the White Mountains. Original, lively, unfailingly entertaining, and frequently touching, Tales Told in the Shadows of the White Mountains is a terrific read by one of New England’s finest cultural historians.”Howard Frank Mosher, author of A Stranger in the Kingdom and Northern Borders, and coauthor of Granite and Cedar

CHARLES J. JORDAN is the editor of Northern New Hampshire Magazine. Since 2000, he has served as editor of the Colebrook Chronicle and also serves as the executive editor of the Lancaster Herald. He has written for a wide range of magazines, including Yankee Magazine, Old Farmer’s Almanac, and TV Guide.

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