Blue Mountain Bill:: Stories of Corbin's Park from a Wildlife Guide and Caretaker

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Meet Old Uncle Bill He is a kind, friendly, sincere old gentleman who lives in a little house on a hill in Croydon, New Hampshire. He insists his home is Corbin's Park and dearly treasures his associations and experiences there. To be with him, hear him talk, and absorb some of his homely sympathetic philosophy inspires in one a greater longing for the plain simpler things in life. Author, William Henry Jenney, wrote the stories presented in this book, as the character Blue Mountain Bill (aka Uncle Bill Barton). Each story is based on his experiences as a young man working as a wildlife guide and caretaker during the early 1900s at Corbin's Park, a New Hampshire hunting reserve. To one who is privileged to read these stories there comes a realization that in the profound appreciation of the beauty of the natural setting, in the keen understanding of the different forms of wild life which inhabited the Park, and in the clever delineation of the character of Old Uncle Bill Barton, about whom all these stories center, is the reflection of the soul and character of William Henry Jenney himself. "Uncle Bill Barton is the type of solid old New England character that Bill Jenney knew so well as a boy - a type that began to pass out of existence a generation or so ago, and which unfortunately we will probably never see again." ~ William Brewster, Headmaster of the Kimball Union Academy, 1935-1952

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William Henry Jenney was born in Plainfield, New Hampshire, the son of Frank and Lois (Cutting) Jenney. Bill was a lineal descendent of John Jenney, who journeyed to Plymouth, Massachusetts on the Little James in 1623 and erected the first “mill for grinding and beating of corn upon the brook of Plymouth.” A 1906 graduate of Kimball Union Academy, Bill was a devoted alumnus. He rarely missed a football or baseball game and loved to compete in snowshoe races, mowing contests, barrel runs, track, and wrestling. Bill married Susan Mae Freeman in 1910, and they had three children: Arlene (born 1913), William (born 1916), and Beulah (born 1918). He served the town of Plainfield in many capacities: selectman, town clerk, school treasurer, and Justice of the Peace. Bill was also involved in theatrical events in the community. He was one of the original members of the Merifield Club and organized the Howard Hart Players. Playing the lead role in the play “Uncle Jimmy,” he won a reputation throughout New Hampshire for interpreting the Yankee character. Bill also had a deep love of nature and a keen understanding of wild animals. At one time, he worked as a guide in Corbin's Park where his job was to walk the twenty two mile long park fence. He enjoyed recalling his experiences there: wild boar hunts, buffalo stampedes, and the capture of his pet mink, “Eliz,” who became the matron of his profitable mink farm. Bill was best known for his friendliness and sense of humor. At the end of his life, when he was confined to bed, he wrote a great deal. Published here for the very first time, Bill's manuscripts about his experience at Corbin Park, nature, and animals are filled with wisdom and humor.

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