The importance of history along the Lamprey was a key factor in the designation of the river into the National Park Service's Wild and Scenic Rivers Program. Human presence along the river goes back more than 10,000 years. Over time, the river has provided many resources, including fresh water, food, raw materials, power for mills, and more recently, recreational opportunites. The Lamprey River Advisory Committee has a video, "River Story: The Lamprey through History", that ties much of the river's rich history together in one package. To view it, please click here
Part 1: http://youtu.be/tQydbilDryA
Part 2: http://youtu.be/MALMBfnmntk
Part 3: http://youtu.be/YU2Vovq84wU
History is all along the river. Join us as we step back in time...
History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.
Robert Penn Warren