Windham Life and Times – December 30, 2016

Happy New Year

Robin's Nest Windham NH

Robin’s Nest Windham NH

ROBIN’S NEST TOURIST CAMP- ONE OF MY FAVORITE OLD SCENES IN WINDHAM

100 years ago, travel by automobile was transforming the country-side along major routes. Entrepreneurs sought out ways to exploit business opportunities presented by the growth of automobile ownership and traffic. Route 28 ran through Windham, and was one of the major highways from Boston to the White Mountains. Gas pumps were installed on many properties along Route 28. Moody Robinson, pictured, offered “fast food”  at his “Quick Lunch,” Socony gas, tourist accommodations and a pay phone.