New Hampshire Magazine - November 2019

The Mystery of Monson

Monson Center: Bits of it lie in Hollis, Brookline, Amherst and Milford. The search for this ambiguously located ghost town took us to Hollis, which is the “official” address, but the reality was a bit more complicated.


New Hampshire’s most celebrated poet wrote those lines in one of his lesser-known poems, appropriately titled “New Hampshire.” I say “lesser known” but not unappreciated.