Historic Maps by Louis Fayerweather Cutter

Louis F. Cutter - Map of the Northern Peaks of the Mt. Washington Range, White Mountains, N.H., 1917

In 1917, the AMC printed Cutter's map in three colors on a white background: trails and places were indicated in black, contour lines in brown, and streams in blue. This became the AMC's standard format until 1998, when full color maps were introduced.

The scale (1 to 40,000) provided greater detail than the AMC's maps of the Mt. Washington Range, and this map was in constant use by Randolphians for many years. The AMC reprinted it, and it was available up until the 1940s. The area covered by this map became the prototype for maps produced by the RMC, beginning in 1969.