Happy New Year January 1, 2012

Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

Auld Lang Syne by Sissel (Norwegian Soprano).wmv ---

Happy and Prosperous New Year from Bob and Erika
This is a Champaign-bucket gift given to us years ago by friends in San Antonio

After the Sunset Hill Hotel Resort was nearly all demolished in 1973, our cottage (before it was ours)
was moved in 1977 from the golf course across a tennis court and up to where the former hotel was demolished.
This week I show pictures of a spectacular fire that took place after the demolition and the move of our cottage.

Our cottage was at one time a part of the historic Sunset Hill Hotel (SSH) Resort
In the September 27 edition of Tidbits I feature a brochure revealing part of the history of this resort and our cottage

This is what the SSH Resort looked like in the early 1900s


Our cottage was at one time the golf clubhouse called the Pavilion (because of its oriental roof style)  in the 1800s
Then it became the Pavilion Tennis Clubhouse in the early 1900s
It later became one of three VIP "housekeeping cottages" that hotel guests could rent with housekeeping services
The cottage was smaller in those days without the garage and master bedroom added after the 1977 move from the golf course
The middle cottage eventually burned down and the cottage on the far end remains alongside the golf course

The middle cottage below accidentally burned down in 1980 after our cottage was moved in 1977.
Only the cottage in the foreground below stands on its original site golf course site when owned by the SSH Resort.
Note in particular the larger middle cottage shown below.
It is the cottage that went up in flames shortly after our cottage was moved to the site of the old hotel.
Fire fighters from 15 nearby villages managed to save the beautiful cottage that's still in place on the golf course

The picture below has a red circle showing where our cottage was originally located alongside the golf course

After weeks of preparation our cottage was moved in 1977 about six feet each day
A trestle was built and the cottage was literally rolled on perfectly round logs along this trestle
Leaving behind only a pile of dirt and the cottage next door (that a few years later burned down)

There's an old saying that the Sugar Hill Volunteer  Fire Department saves basements
In modern times it actually is a high quality small volunteer fire brigade
that is aided by a fifteen or more nearby small-village fire brigades

After the fire, the Barber's built a solid brick house on a forward site in front of the old hotel's swimming pool
The brick house is now owned by Dr. John Clapp who lives near Boston but visits frequently with house guests

The old SSH Resort pool is wonderfully maintained behind the above brick home of Dr. Clapp

In the winter roof shovel men show up at Dr. Clapp's house after each heavy snow


More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

Bob Jensen's photo set on White Mountain Hiking Trails ---

On May 14, 2006 I retired from Trinity University after a long and wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---

Bob Jensen's Blogs --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/JensenBlogs.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
Bob Jensen's past presentations and lectures --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/resume.htm#Presentations   

Our address is 190 Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
and Vermont's Green Mountains to the West



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