Site of the Willey Slide Tragedy
Backstory and Context
The site of the Willey House has been marked by a plaque. Artifacts and photos from the Willey House are in a nearby museum and visitor center.
Articles on the Willey Slide by Tom Eastman can be found here: https://www.mtearchronicles.com/single-post/2017/01/13/The-Willey-Slide-of-August-1826
The Willey family are buried further south in North Conway. A photograph of the grave site can be found in the Henney History Room of the Conway Public Library at this link: https://conway.pastperfectonline.com/photo/5A6B9558-B6B7-449E-B839-430163600922
The tragedy was the basis for Nathaniel Hawthorne's fictionalized story "The Ambitious Guest" published in 1835.
The Conway Public library has a number of books that cover the subject.
Charles Codman: The Landscape of Art and Culture. Conway Public Library, 2002. https://conway.pastperfectonline.com/library/3632BFB2-18D1-4FE2-AD90-979113142872
Conway Public Library https://conway.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/0EA8B85C-C471-483B-A8DC-217851263470