Medicine: Up a Notch

New Hampshire saves a view

It was a classic confrontation. Highway builders said the new roadway was absolutely essential to the state's development. Environmentalists countered that it would wreck one of New England's scenic landmarks. For 20 years the argument raged: Should Interstate Highway 93 be routed through New Hampshire's Franconia Notch State Park? Situated in the heart of the White Mountains, the Notch is one of nature's masterpieces, a wonderland of sharp cliffs, fast streams and crystalline lakes ringed by pine-covered mountains. It is also the site of a geological formation that has become a symbol of the Granite State: 40...

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