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Old 03-25-2001, 06:39 PM
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RE:...and then came the rain!!!

NorthFk -

Thanks for the tip, I remember someone telling me that before so if it was you sorry I forgot. In order to gain permission to reproduce the image I might need to contact state or federal agencies, as I am sure WSAS did. Perhaps they would be good enough to share that contact info with me.

I've been talking to John Greenwood, director of the anadromous atlantic salmon program in the State of New Hampshire about some really old photos of the upper Merrimac River and it's tributaries like the Pemigewasset R. The river has since been dammed and the run extinct, but recent efforts to restore runs in the river have met with some limited success. There was a controversy by spirited anglers like those in the WSC who fought for protection of spawning headwaters as far back as the turn of the last century. The area has had a long history of salmon battles and of course the salmon lost. Yet the history is inspiring as is John's passion to restore them in the river. Those old photos chronicle the pre-industrial days when there was a run to save, not re-plant. I hope to gain permission to post some of those images along with that rich history from the 1800's thru today.
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