A history of the White Mountains in songs & comics
The Hardtacks present an entertaining and innovative concert of music and memories from the early days of NH’s White Mountains, featuring 19th century music played on period instruments, and tales of adventure as drawn for Marek Bennett’s webcomic, Live Free and Draw!
- View sample White Mountains comics @ LiveFreeAndDraw.com >>
“The Willey Family Disaster” >>
Ethan Allen Crawford >>
- Sample posts about NH’s Hutchinson Family Singers, who ascended Mount Washington (and sang at the peak!) in 1845:
- Uncle Sam’s Farm: “One grand, ocean-bound republic” - Stephen A. Douglas (1858): "This Union will not only live forever, but it will extend and expand until it covers the whole continent, and makes this confederacy one grand, ocean-bound Republic..."
- Slavery is a Hard Foe to Battle (Hutchinson Family, 1855) - ...updates Dan Emmett's "Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel" for an abolitionist audience.
- Hutchinson: “Republican Songster” (1860) - Shows how activist performers used music to advance their anti-slavery agenda during a tumultuous political season ...
- Gac: “Singing for Freedom” (2007) - "The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth Century Culture of Antebellum Reform"
- Hutchinson: “The Story of the Hutchinsons (Tribe of Jesse)” (1896) - Invaluable insights into one of the most famous singing families of the Antebellum era.
- Tenting on the Old Camp Ground (Kittredge, 1863) - "He thought of the many dear boys already gone over to the unseen shore ..."
>> MORE >>