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New Hampshire History


In pre-Columbian times, what was to become present-day New Hampshire was inhabited by various Algonquian tribes.

The first Europeans reached the area at the beginning of the 17th century, and began to settle in 1623. By 1631, European settlements had been established at Dover, Durham and Stratham.

When the American Revolution began, New Hampshire was the first state to declare its independence. Only one battle was fought in the state; the raid on Fort William and Mary, which is widely regarded as the first battle of the Revolutionary War.

By the mid 19th century, the state was industrializing, and many textiles mills were established in the state. These new industries attracted many new immigrants from Quebec and Ireland.

In the 20th century, the textile industry has gone into decline, but the state has rebounded as a center of high technology and service industries. New Hampshire has also become known as the site of the New Hampshire Presidential primary, which is the first presidential election primary in the United States, and gives an early indication of the popularity of the candidates.


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The Nature of New Hampshire: Natural Communities of the Granite State (Unh Non-Series Title)

By Dan Sperduto

Brand: New Hampshire
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This illuminating and instructive book explores New Hampshire’s stunning mosaic of natural communities. In photos, drawings, and accessible text, The Nature of New Hampshire takes you on a tour of landscapes as varied as alpine meadows, tidal marshes, riverbanks, forests, ponds, dunes, and cliffs. Readers will gain a new understanding and appreciation for the state’s exceptional natural heritage. Natural communities are recurring associations of plants and animals found in particular physical environments. They are the dynamic habitats in which native species live. Based on more than twenty years of ecological research, the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau developed the classification of the nearly 200 natural community types presented in this essential guide. The communities are organized into eight categories: alpine and subalpine, rocky ground, forests, peatlands, swamps, marshes, river channels and floodplains, and seacoast.

With gorgeous photographs, informative text, and recommended places to visit, The Nature of New Hampshire provides an important common language for conservation planning and informed land stewardship. Whether used as a field guide or an at-home resource, this book will help readers reconnect with their surroundings, and understand the places they value.

Cruising New Hampshire History:: A Guide to New Hampshire's Roadside Historical Markers

By Michael A Bruno

Lloyds Hill Publishing
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Cruising New Hampshire History:: A Guide to New Hampshire s Roadside Historical Markers
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New Hampshire history is uniquely on display along the highways of the Granite State. The New Hampshire roadside historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today. New Hampshire also played a major role in the birth of our nation. From Revolutionary battlefields to individuals of political influence, the Granite State has made an indelible mark on history. This book explores the 255 New Hampshire historical markers that dot the state highways and roads. Each marker is described with its location (to include GPS coordinates), date installed, marker inscription, and expanded historical references of this event/individual. Information may also be provided about other points of interest in the vicinity of the historical marker.

It Happened in New Hampshire: Remarkable Events That Shaped History, Second Edition (It Happened In Series)

By Stillman Rogers

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Released: 2012-12-18
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It Happened in New Hampshire: Remarkable Events That Shaped History, Second Edition (It Happened In Series)
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It Happened in New Hampshire recounts twenty to thirty episodes from the history of the Granite State, including memorable events such as A Presidental Black Eye, 1789 and New Hampshire Picks a President, 1952, but also featuring lesser-known tales. From its earliest settlements at Odiorne Point, Dover, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire was different from the other colonies, and its history holds many surprises and a number of events that were significant to the founding and growth of the United States.

Colonial New Hampshire: A History

By Jere R. Daniell

University Press of New England
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Colonial New Hampshire: A History
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In his full-scale history of New Hampshire from the Algonkin people to the coming of the American Revolution, the historian Jere R. Daniell discusses the Indian population, the development of community life, the founding of New Hampshire as a royal colony, the political adjustments that existence as a separate colony necessitated, the nature of New Hampshire’s social institutions, and many other subjects. His epilogue links colonial New Hampshire to subsequent developments in the state. This volume will interest historians of colonial New England and New Hampshire.

Hidden History of New Hampshire

By D. Quincy Whitney

Whitney, D. Quincy
Released: 2008-08-29
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Hidden History of New Hampshire
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The resourcefulness of Granite Staters in their efforts to innovate and improvise is the reason for this incredible and intriguing cast of true stories about New Hampshire people living what they love and loving what they do.
Hidden in the cracks and crevices of the Granite State are the stories of pioneers who pursued their passions, creating legacies along the way. There is the tale of the mountain man who became an innkeeper; the “Bird Man” who took his passion to the White House; the gentleman who ascended the highest peak in the Northeast in a steam-powered locomobile; the story of one skier’s dramatic win at the 1939 “American Inferno” Mount Washington race; the Shaker Meetinghouse, built in just one day, in complete silence; and the gallant efforts to save the Old Man of the Mountain. Quincy Whitney’s compilation of stories makes for a colorful narrative of some of New Hampshire’s most notable newsmakers and remarkable historic events.

Myths and Mysteries of New Hampshire: True Stories Of The Unsolved And Unexplained (Myths and Mysteries Series)

By Matthew P. Mayo

Globe Pequot Press
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Myths and Mysteries of New Hampshire: True Stories Of The Unsolved And Unexplained (Myths and Mysteries Series)
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Myths and Mysteries of New Hampshire reveals the dark and ominous cloud of mysteries and myths that hovers over the Granite State. This book offers residents, travelers, history buffs, and ghost hunters a refreshingingly lively collection of stories about New Hampshire's unsolved murders, legendary villains, lingering ghosts, terrifying myths, and haunted places.

New Hampshire: A History

By Elting E. Morison

W. W. Norton & Company
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New Hampshire: A History
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On New Hampshire's thin, cold soil, strewn with rocks, generations of resourceful, tough, independent men and women created a landscape of meadows and pastures, of stone walls and weathered barns and clapboard houses, that has affected the American imagination.

This is the story of a historically small and relatively poor state, which seems in our own time increasingly attractive to those who seek what the authors call a simple kind of life lost elsewhere. Posing questions about land use and balanced growth that are important to all Americans, the Morisons' account of New Hampshire and its fluctuating fortunes will fascinate both residents and those who only visit or dream of doing so.

History of Columbia, New Hampshire: 1770-2009

By New Hampshire Historical Committee Columbia

Columbia, New Hampshire Historical Committee
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History of Columbia, New Hampshire: 1770-2009
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A history of Columbia, a town in Coos County, in the northern tip of New Hampshire. Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgement; In Memory; 1861 and 1829 maps; Columbia introduction by Ellsworth Bunnell; Artists, artisans, and architects; Beloit migration; Boston post cane; Business 1800-1950; Business 1950 to present; Cemeteries; Lyman Cemetery; Keach Cemetery; Columbia Bridge Cemetery; Old East Columbia Cemetery; Meriden Hill Cemetery; Columbia Bridge; Cones, Earliest days; Early settler families; East Columbia; East Columbia Cheese Factory; Famous people; Chester B. Jordan, Governor; Garret Hobart, Vice President; Ferry; Granges; Jordan Hill; Library; Lodging; Logging; Lyman Falls; Maple Sugaring; Meriden Hill; Mills and manufacturing; Ponds, brooks, and streams; Lime Pond; Fish Pond; Population statistics; Post office and mail; Potatoes; Preserve, forests, mountains, wildlife; Quarry; Railroad; Recreation; Hunting and fishing; Horseback riding club; Snowmobiling; Religious history; Roads; Schools; State representatives; Stills and prohibition; Tinkerville and South Columbia; Town clerks and town officials; The Valley; Veterans; Pictures; Genealogies (lived in Columbia 3 generations before 1937); Alls; Annis; Barnett; Bennett; Bunnell; Cass; Chapple; Colby; Cone; Dowse; Dustin; Eastman; Gadwah; Gray; Hobart; Hyde; Jackson; Jordan; Keach; Kelsea; Lang; Lyman; Marshall; Mathe(w)s; Merrill; Noyes; Parkhurst; Pinckney; Sims; Smith; Sweatt; Titus; Wallace; Whiting; Wright.

History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire: From Its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892; Volume 1

By Joseph Dow

Franklin Classics
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History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire: From Its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892; Volume 1
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History Of The Town Of Andover, New Hampshire, 1751-1906, In Two Parts: Narrative, Genealogies (1910)

By John Robie Eastman

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History Of The Town Of Andover, New Hampshire, 1751-1906, In Two Parts: Narrative, Genealogies (1910)
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