- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

CORNISH, N.H. (AP) - An agreement has been reached to preserve 195 acres of forest and farmland in Cornish and Claremont, New Hampshire.

The Valley News reports (http://bit.ly/1FEAgxr) the Upper Valley Trust says forest, farmland and recreational uses will endure forever. The property also will provide important access for wildlife.

The area was named for the Balloch Farm, first owned by James Balloch, who died in 1840, and his son, William, who died in 1893. A small railroad station at the site built in 1890 was destroyed in a derailment in 1928. An active rail line still crosses Route 12A there.

Since 1985, the trust has protected more than 460 properties comprising about 45,000 acres in 45 Vermont and New Hampshire towns in the Upper Valley.

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Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com

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