FranklinSites.com was first started in 1996 as Franklin Web Publishing. Franklin Web Publishing was mainly a commercial web site design company, however some other sites were created early on - the most noted was The Unofficial Red Sox Web Site, later known as Red Sox Nation.
Red Sox Nation ran from 1996 until 2001, when it was removed for lack of time to update. At its peak, it supported 20,000 hits per day from all over the world and was featured in newspapers and talk radio.
Franklin Web Publishing put its focus into commercial sites for the next few years until launching FranklinSites.com in 2002. Initially, the start up was designed for hosting commercial sites, however this slowly changed.
A ski area photo directory was started in early 2002. The directory hosted photos taken during ski trips, hikes, and other visits to mainly New England ski areas.
In the fall of 2005, a site for South River State Forest was created. Shortly thereafter, in 2006, a site for the Mohawk Community Drive In, based upon photos taken in 2002, as well as some newer content. Around this time, a Dana Carvey Show web site and a Catamount State Forest web site were also created (the latter being in development for years).
In late July of 2006, a hiking site went into development, pulling data from the ski area portion of the site, as well as new hikes. The FranklinSites.com Hiking Guide, along with The First? Dana Carvey Show Web Site and the FranklinSites.com Ski Photos site now drive the majority of visitors to the FranklinSites.com family of sites.
Development was started on SkiBerkshireEast.com in the fall of 2007. New England's Cancelled Ski Areas was launched in the spring of 2009.
There are a few sites currently in development with an unknown launch date. Stay tuned and enjoy the content.