THAS ~ Jack Noon


The Tory Hill Authors Series is an annual summer event sponsored by the Warner Historical Society showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event takes place at 7pm on Saturday at the Warner Town Hall and is followed by a dessert reception. Tickets are $10 for each program.

We are assisted in choosing and contacting our authors by Katharine Nevins of MainStreet BookEnds. MainStreet BookEnds will have the author's books for purchase in the store.  Books will also be available on the evening of the talk.

July 22

New Hampshire Fish and Game: A History 

by Jack Noon

Jack has been our resident historian, author, and front-line supporter for 25 years, and we are thrilled to have him present at this year's Tory Hill Authors Series.

After 19 books to his name, with historical fiction and non-fiction, he has just now published the definitive history of fishing in New Hampshire

Jack Noon writes books about regional history, both fiction and non-fiction. 

New Hampshire Fish & Game, A History

his most recent book, covers the four centuries of change in fish, wildlife, and forests that began with the arrival of European settlers.

Clearing land and farming along with fur trading, cutting trees for masts and lumber, and commercial fishing during spawning runs gradually impacted the interconnected natural environments that had evolved since the last glacier left.  Wolverines and woodland caribou persisted in New Hampshire until the nineteenth century.  Dams on tributaries for the sake of powering sawmills and gristmills blocked access to increasing numbers of traditional fish spawning areas.  Later, the huge dams on mainstem rivers for the sake of water-powered industrialism completely ended the spawning runs of salmon and other fish.

Right after the Civil War the legislature authorized the appointment of two Fisheries Commissioners to restore spawning runs and introduce non-native fish.  For decades thereafter legislative ineptitude and unintended consequences prevailed.  Slowly the legislature relinquished control over fish and wildlife policies, allowing the development of the modern NH Fish and Game Department.

Event date: 

Saturday, July 22, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Warner Town Hall
Main Street
Warner, NH 03278
New Hampshire Fish & Game, A History By Jack Noon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732518049
Availability: Special Order
Published: Moose Country Press - June 20th, 2023

The Tornado of 1821 By Jack Noon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732518001
Availability: Special Order
Published: Moose Country Press - October 1st, 2018

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