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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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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.

New Hampshire: A History

By Elting E. Morison

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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.

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

By Stillman Rogers

Globe Pequot Press
Released: 2012-12-18
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It Happened in New Hampshire: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (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

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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.

Exploring Southern New Hampshire:: History and Nature on Back Roads and Quiet Waters (Natural History)

By Lucie Bryar

The History Press
Released: 2014-07-15
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Exploring Southern New Hampshire:: History and Nature on Back Roads and Quiet Waters (Natural History)
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Walkers, bikers, paddlers and snowshoers can encounter relics of the past and their incredible tales from Keene to the Seacoast. Exploring Southern New Hampshire" takes history off the page, out of the car and into the welcoming pine-scented woods and pristine waters of the Granite State. Hike Mount Monadnock, paddle the Nashua River and retrace Lincoln's footsteps down Exeter's streets. Experience the legacy of a women's sawmill at Turkey Pond from the waters that powered it. Visit Cathedral of the Pines, a beautiful outdoor altar built with stones from historic sites around the world. Set sail on the Piscataqua River onboard a gundalow and learn about the region's rich maritime history. Local history explorer and nature lover Lucie Bryar leads readers through the Monadnock, Merrimack Valley and Seacoast regions. Granite State natives and transplants alike will explore trails and waterways to gain a new appreciation for the history hidden in natural New Hampshire."

Stories in the History of New Hampshire's Lakes Region and Pemigewasset Valley

By Daniel Heyduk

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Stories in the History of New Hampshire s Lakes Region and Pemigewasset Valley
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Stories of memorable people, places and events reveal the history of New Hampshire's Lakes Region and Pemigewasset Valley. Tectonic upheavals and volcanic forces make the mountains, and glaciers carve the valleys. People hunt caribou on the open tundra of 12,000 years ago and later paddle the rivers and lakes. They fill the shores with their villages, until disease and warfare sweep them away. New settlers enter the empty land to farm, and to use its water power. Settlers cut the forest and build sailboats, horseboats and steamboats. Artists and writers discover the scenery and tourists swarm to the lakesides, riversides, and mountains. Stagecoaches give way to railroads and the first fragile airplane, while factories make railroad cars, gloves, socks and towels. Sleek passenger steamboats compete to dominate Lake Winnipesaukee. Children eagerly gather in the country's first summer camps, while wealthy landowners build mansions, and the land is dotted with one-room schools, cross-roads villages and country stores. People live through hard winters and floods, hurricanes and wars. There are hard times for farmers, and later, for factory workers, but they adapt to change and create new livelihoods and lifestyles. Many historic illustrations make past times vivid, and modern photos reveal pieces of the past that are preserved in the present.

New Hampshire State History Lapbook: Plus FREE Printable Ebook

By Cyndi Kinney

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Released: 2016-03-02
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Ready to study New Hampshire State History in a fun, hands-on way? Gather up the entire family and get ready to explore! Our comprehensive State History Lapbooks and Lapbook journals are designed so that all age groups can study TOGETHER. Trek across your state discovering not only state symbols, songs and landmarks, but also famous people, geographical regions, timelines of historical events and so much more. Lapbooks are structured for use for K-8th grade students and Lapbook Journals are for 6-12th grade. This ebook format includes a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create! Print as many as you need for your own household.

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History of New-Hampshire: Vol. 1 (Historiography)

By Jeremy Belknap

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

By Edwin D. Sanborn

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History of New Hampshire, from Its First Discovery to the Year 1830 (Classic Reprint)
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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
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Ghosts of New Hampshire's Lakes Region (Haunted America)

By Katie Boyd

The History Press
Released: 2010-09-24
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Travel with renowned demonologist Katie Boyd and psychic medium Beckah Boyd as they traverse the Lakes Region of New Hampshire in search of the supernatural. Experience the mysteries of the Granite State's paranormal hot spots, from the maritime specters of Portsmouth and haunted inns and taverns of Laconia to the spirited mills of Dover. Part case report and part history, this book will keep readers in suspense as often as it will spark laughter not all spirits are dark and sinister. Along with the investigating duo's favorite stories of unexplained phenomena comes a hair-raising interview with television celebrity host hunter and New Englander Shannon Sylvia.


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