New Hampshire History - the history of New Hampshire
   
Vacation 2 USA

Travel & Tourism
 Calendars
 Camping
 Cookbooks
 Cycling
 Fishing
 Flights
 Golf
 Guide Books
 Hiking
 History
 Hotels
 Luggage
 Rental Cars
 Skiing
 Top Attractions
 US Flag
 Links

Cities
 Atlanta
 Baltimore
 Boston
 Chicago
 Dallas
 Detroit
 Denver
 Honolulu
 Houston
 Las Vegas
 Los Angeles
 Miami
 New Orleans
 New York
 Orlando
 Philadelphia
 Phoenix
 Pittsburgh
 San Antonio
 San Diego
 San Francisco
 Seattle
 Tampa
 Washington D.C.

Attractions & Resorts
 The Alamo
 Alcatraz
 Broadway Theatre
 Busch Gardens Africa
 Disneyland Resort
 Empire State Building
 Fisherman's Wharf
 Gateway Arch
 Golden Gate Bridge
 Grand Canyon
 Jefferson Memorial
 Kennedy Space Center
 Lincoln Memorial
 Mount Rushmore
 Napa Valley
 Niagara Falls
 Statue of Liberty
 Walt Disney World
 Washington Monument
 White House
 Yellowstone
 Yosemite
 More US Attractions

Destinations
 Alabama
 Alaska
 American Samoa
 Arizona
 Arkansas
 California
 Colorado
 Connecticut
 Delaware
 Florida
 Georgia
 Guam
 Hawaii
 Idaho
 Illinois
 Indiana
 Iowa
 Kansas
 Kentucky
 Louisiana
 Maine
 Maryland
 Massachusetts
 Michigan
 Minnesota
 Mississippi
 Missouri
 Montana
 Nebraska
 Nevada
 New Hampshire
 New Jersey
 New Mexico
 New York
 North Carolina
 North Dakota
 Northern Mariana Islands
 Ohio
 Oklahoma
 Oregon
 Pennsylvania
 Puerto Rico
 Rhode Island
 South Carolina
 South Dakota
 Tennessee
 Texas
 Utah
 Vermont
 Virgin Islands
 Virginia
 Washington
 Washington D.C.
 West Virginia
 Wisconsin
 Wyoming
 
   














































   
Vacation 2 USA   >   New Hampshire   >   History
Vacation 2 USA   >   History   >   New Hampshire History

   
 

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.


Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Colonial New Hampshire: A History

By Jere R. Daniell

University Press of New England
Paperback (298 pages)

Colonial New Hampshire: A History
List Price: $22.95*
Lowest New Price: $22.95*
Lowest Used Price: $22.39*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 20:28 Pacific 22 Nov 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
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.

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

By Stillman Rogers

Globe Pequot
Released: 2012-12-18
Paperback (200 pages)

It Happened in New Hampshire: Remarkable Events That Shaped History, Second Edition (It Happened In Series)
List Price: $14.95*
Lowest New Price: $10.95*
Lowest Used Price: $4.04*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 20:28 Pacific 22 Nov 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

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.

Hidden History of New Hampshire

By D. Quincy Whitney

Whitney, D. Quincy
Released: 2008-08-29
Paperback (160 pages)

Hidden History of New Hampshire
List Price: $19.99*
Lowest New Price: $19.99*
Lowest Used Price: $3.22*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 20:28 Pacific 22 Nov 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
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.

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

By Michael A Bruno

Lloyds Hill Publishing
Paperback (564 pages)

Cruising New Hampshire History:: A Guide to New Hampshire s Roadside Historical Markers
List Price: $19.95*
Lowest New Price: $19.44*
Lowest Used Price: $19.45*
Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship the item.*
*(As of 20:28 Pacific 22 Nov 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
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 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.

The Mount Washington Cog Railway: Climbing the White Mountains of New Hampshire (Transportation)

By Bruce D. Heald

The History Press
Released: 2011-04-18
Paperback (128 pages)

The Mount Washington Cog Railway: Climbing the White Mountains of New Hampshire (Transportation)
List Price: $19.99*
Lowest New Price: $15.99*
Lowest Used Price: $9.69*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 20:28 Pacific 22 Nov 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
On July 3, 1869, the three-and-one-third-mile track leading to the summit of picturesque Mount Washington opened for public use. Once, only those daring enough to scale the 6,288 feet could enjoy the splendor of the scenery, but now everyone could journey to the summit using the invention of retired businessman Sylvester Marsh, who dreamed of this mountainous mode of transportation. Created at the height of the age of rail, the Cog Railway continues to chug up the mountain and into the hearts of tourists each year. Local historian Bruce D. Heald ties the history of its construction together with the grand romance of the railway as they triumphantly converge at the top of Mount Washington.

A Time Before New Hampshire: The Story of a Land and Native Peoples

By Michael J. Caduto

Brand: New Hampshire
Paperback (284 pages)

A Time Before New Hampshire: The Story of a Land and Native Peoples
List Price: $27.95*
Lowest New Price: $22.22*
Lowest Used Price: $16.35*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 20:28 Pacific 22 Nov 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
In this masterful and elegant book, Michael J. Caduto tells the complete story of the land of New Hampshire―starting with the formation of earth 4.6 billion years ago and continuing with changes to its peoples and the environment through the seventeenth century. Part I offers a comprehensive look at every aspect of the ancient natural world―including geology, glaciology, botany, climatology, ecology, zoology, and paleobotany. It describes the formation of the land hundreds of millions of years ago as a result of major movements in the tectonic plates; chronicles the rise and fall of reptiles, mammals, birds, and plants and other life forms stemming from climatic changes; and explores the arrival of human beings during and after the relatively recent ice age. The rest of the volume immerses the reader in the history of the human populations in New Hampshire, beginning with the Paleoindian period of hunter gatherers over twelve thousand years ago and continuing through the arrival of horticulture among the Alnôbak (Abenaki) and beyond. Caduto explores the Alnôbak’s day-to-day existence, culture, and traditional tales as preserved by archeologists, anthropologists, historians, and living cultures. Emphasizing the beliefs, cultures, and practices of these native people, Caduto details the Alnôbak’s relationship to the natural world as he tells the story of coevolution between the land and people through time. Caduto takes the reader on an exploration through New Hampshire’s rich and diverse history―using first-hand experiences, re-creations of natural and human environments, journeys through historical landscapes and visits with the families of ancient people―to present a thorough profile of the early beginnings of the Granite State. The volume features an epilogue by Charlie True, Member of the Tribal Council, Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire, and nearly one hundred photographs, illustrations, and detailed maps depicting past peoples, historical trails, and indigenous cultures and environments of New Hampshire.

Abandoned New Hampshire

By Michael Petipas

America Through Time
Released: 2019-07-08
Paperback (96 pages)

Abandoned New Hampshire
List Price: $23.99*
Lowest New Price: $19.85*
Lowest Used Price: $19.46*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 20:28 Pacific 22 Nov 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
In Abandoned New Hampshire, Michael Petipas captures his home state's past in the present through a collection of photographs. Through this visual journey, discover the beauty left in the wreckage and rubble of these old buildings before they disappear. All abandoned locations have a story to tell. Some are simply homes that have been abandoned for any number of reasons. Others were once giants of industry that employed the majority of the people who lived around them. Local favorites such as the Colonial Theater hold a sense of nostalgia for residents, while the history of some places is left to the imagination as they sit empty and dark through the heat of summer and cold of winter. These old bones are all that is left of an era.

History of New Hampshire, from Its First Discovery to the Year 1830 (Classic Reprint)

By Edwin D. Sanborn

Forgotten Books
Paperback (436 pages)

History of New Hampshire, from Its First Discovery to the Year 1830 (Classic Reprint)
List Price: $16.30*
Lowest New Price: $16.30*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 20:28 Pacific 22 Nov 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
The best historian is he who represents with the greatest fidelity the life and spirit of the age he describes. It is not sufficient that what he records should be true for substance; it should be relatively as well as absolutely true. History, says Cicero, is the light of truth. As truth is immutable, we should naturally infer that an impartial historian, like Thucydides, might write for eternity; but,(while the facts of the past remain mv changed, the opinions of succeeding generations concerning them are modi31 fied by the progress of knowledge! Hence all history needs frequent revisi ion. The oldest records receive the severest criticism. The study of the Sanscrit language has shed a flood of light on the affinities and migrations of X, early nations. The mythologies and traditions which connect the Orient with the Occident have fallen before the victorious march of comparative philology. The interpretation of the Rosetta stone, the Ninevite slabs and the Babylonian cylinders has restored the lost records of Egypt and Mesopotamia. The labors of Champollion, Lepsius, Layard, Rawlinson, Smith and Cesnola have made monumental records more valuable than existing history. Every generation receives a new version of old traditions respecting classic lands. Greece and Rome often appear in a new dress, and the public approves of these antiquarian researches. Modern history is subjected to the same searching analysis. Readers of the present day are not satisfied with the estimate which historians have placed upon the English, French and American Revolutions. The motives of men are now deemed better indices of character than their actions. The progress of nations depends more upon opinions and institutions than upon sieges and battles. The camp and the court yield to the imperial sway of new ideas. The rise of Puritanism, in the age of Elizabeth, left a deeper impr
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)

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

By Matthew P. Mayo

Globe Pequot
Released: 2014-05-06
Paperback (208 pages)

Myths and Mysteries of New Hampshire: True Stories Of The Unsolved And Unexplained (Myths and Mysteries Series)
List Price: $18.95*
Lowest New Price: $12.55*
Lowest Used Price: $8.94*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 20:28 Pacific 22 Nov 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
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.

Hidden History of the New Hampshire Seacoast

By Terry Nelson

The History Press
Released: 2019-07-08
Paperback (144 pages)

Hidden History of the New Hampshire Seacoast
List Price: $21.99*
Lowest New Price: $15.02*
Lowest Used Price: $15.97*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 20:28 Pacific 22 Nov 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
The New Hampshire Seacoast has a wealth of overlooked history. Some remnants are hidden in plain sight, and others are just plain hidden. Meet the minister and early religious founder who was involved in an armed confrontation in Dover with another preacher in 1640. Find out how a onetime high school assistant principal in Rochester became a world-famous business leader and ended up meeting President Grover Cleveland. Discover the story of "ghost" racetracks in Somersworth before they disappear, as well as the "pile of rocks" that stopped a multimillion-dollar building project in Windham. Author Terry Nelson reveals some of New England's most fascinating history, from Durham and Madbury to North Hampton and Portsmouth.



Your Comments


Please share your comments about fishing in New Hampshire:

   
Click here
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with any particular destinations, resorts, attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the facility/resort operator, their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2006-2019, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures


In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.


All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.