Entering New London from the south end of Main Street is one of the "gateway to the town" open space meadows which was protected in less than three months of fundraising organized by Ausbon Sargent. The view from the road across Main Street Meadow takes your gaze southwest to the overlapping foothills as they begin their march northward toward the White Mountains. When neighbors realized the field had been staked out for house lots, they contacted Ausbon Sargent, whose staff and board members organized enough support to buy and protect this property. The neighbors themselves took the lead and pledged $70,000 and the remaining $30,000 was donated by Ausbon Sargent members and friends. This property was recognized in the Town Master Plan in 1987 as especially deserving of preservation and now it is protected forever.