Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region

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Sasona MapIn 1497, John Cabot, on an expedition to North America, may have been the first European to spot Mt. Agamenticus. It was not until 1602, however, that Europeans first visited this region; Captain Bartholomew Gosnold, an English navigator, is said to have explored the Mt. Agamenticus Region. Three years later, the French made the first distinct reference to Mt. A, and placed the region on the map. Finally, in 1614 Captain John Smith published the now famous “Map of New England,” and represented Mt. A as “Snadoun Hill.” The cultural history at Mt. Agamenticus, following Native American inhabitance, parallels closely, the general history of rural New England. Old growth forests, mostly of White Pine were cut and gave way to farmland and pastures.

from The People, the Industry, and the Many Uses of Mt. A by Greg Boulbol

Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 18:38

Spellings and meanings of "Agamenticus"

Accominta--Named by the natives of the York River.
Akukumigak--Chippewa, an expression referring to the place where land and water meet--the
shoreline
Agamenticus or Accominticus--a small tribe of the Pennacook confederacy that occupied a village at or near present day York.

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Mount A Conservation Region consists of more than 10,000 acres of forest, wetlands, ponds and streams. It takes a lot of work to take care of this land. Support from volunteers helps protect this great place. Find out how you can help, by getting involved with Mt. A Conservation Region.