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The Dartmouth-CBS connection ....

Posted by Alex Beam  September 16, 2010 10:17 AM

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Wow. New Hampshire's Squam Lake, famous as "Golden Pond" of Hepburn-Fonda movie fame, and also known as a quiet retreat where the super-rich ban noisy power boats and invite outsiders to mind their own gosh-darned business. Prominent Squamsters have included former Boston University prexy John Silber, and Tootsie Roll magnate Mel Gordon, who built a house partly shaped like a Tootsie Roll.

Comes now this spectacular mansion originally built by Boston's Schrafft family, of candy fortune and fame. Of course you are familiar with the Schrafft Building in Charlestown:

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The Squam home passed from the Schraffts to longtime CBS chairman William Paley, who married a Boston gal, Barbara "Babe" Cushing, and then into the hands of Dartmouth College, which used it as a conference center. Landvest has the 25 acre property under agreement for $9 mil, but if you are willing to offer more, I bet they'll take your call.

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