The verdant forests and rolling hills surrounding this old farmhouse were the inspiration for Robert Frost’s early career. The poems that would make up “A Boy’s Will” were written here between 1900 and 1911, and the landscape and people of northern New England traveled with Frost as he created the verse that would become “North of Boston” during his European sojourn. Owing to legislative neglect, state parks such as the Frost Farm have fallen on hard times. The state has recently invested a large sum in repairing and developing its historic properties, but only increased tourism will prove that these funds are well spent. To ensure the future of the Frost Farm, please just visit. To learn more, contact: 603-432-3091; robertfrostfarm.org
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Justin Shatwell is a longtime contributor to Yankee Magazine whose work explores the unique history, culture, and art that sets New England apart from the rest of the world. His article, The Memory Keeper (March/April 2011 issue), was named a finalist for profile of the year by the City and Regional Magazine Association.
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