Adventures of a Deaf-Mute in the White Mountains - 1865-1868

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Adventures of a Deaf-Mute in the White Mountains - 1865-1868

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by William B. Swett (Booklet #8, July 2001)

Mr. Swett, a deaf-mute, was born in Henniker of deaf-mute parents. After his marriage to Margaret Harrington, a deaf-mute from Ireland, he moved to Marblehead, MA. Two of their five children were deaf. He spent three summers (1865-67) as a guide and handyman at the Profile House. This booklet details his daring adventures at the Old Man of the Mountains, the Flume, Echo Lake, Eagle Cliff, Mt. Lafayette and the surrounding area. Mr. Swett founded a school of industrial arts for deaf adults, which soon added an educational program for deaf children. It is now known as the Beverly School for the Deaf in Beverly, MA. In memory of William B. Swett, the Society has donated 100 of these booklets for fundraising to benefit their William B. Swett Museum.

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