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Main Street New Hampshire

Author : Bruce D. Heald
ISBN : 0738513423
Genre : History
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The roots of many cherished American traditions may be found on the main streets of New Hampshire towns. Often the heart of a town's social, political, and economic life, main streets offer a sense of identity, dignity, and serenity. Through images, Main Street New Hampshire reflects the romance and nostalgia of the past and showcases the sights and memorials of several important New Hampshire places, including Concord, Keene, Nashua, Rochester, Laconia, Exeter, Newmarket, and others. These images, many dating from as early as 1860, reflect the activity, architecture, transportation, and recreation at the heart of each community.
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Berlin New Hampshire

Author : Jacklyn T. Nadeau
ISBN : 0738557838
Genre : History
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Berlin, first settled in 1822 by William Sessions of Gilead, Maine, began as Maynesborough and was incorporated as the town of Berlin in 1829. The invention of the water turbine allowed early residents to harness the immense power of the Androscoggin River, which bisects the town. The arrival of the railroad in 1852 aided the transport of timber and later paper products, helping to give Berlin the nickname "the City that Trees Built." Incorporated as a city in 1897, what began as a small town grew until it was, for a time, the world's largest manufacturer of paper products.
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Milestones Guideposts Of Massachusetts And Southeastern New Hampshire

Author : Mary E. Gage
ISBN : 9780981614175
Genre : History
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Across Massachusetts, roadsides are dotted with small stone markers giving the mileage to major cities. These ancient road signs called milestones aided travelers during the 1700’s and 1800’s as our road signs today do with their mileage and destination information. Although, these old milestones no longer serve a useful purpose in our modern age of highways, they continue to fascinate us. This fascination has led to the preservation by local communities of at least 129 milestones in Massachusetts and a number of milestones in New Hampshire. Milestones were for the most part commissioned by private citizens and made by local or itinerant stone carvers. With the exception of the turnpike milestones, no two milestones are alike. There are differences in the type of stone chosen, the wording, and the lettering styles of individual carvers. These differences give the milestones personality and character. This sense of character is one of the endearing aspects of these humble road signs that continues to draw us to them. Although some of the milestones like those around Boston and those along the famous Upper Post Road are well known, many are not. The authors have spent a number of years combing through old books and newspapers and traveling through the state in search of these local historical treasures. This book draws together all of their research in an effort to provide a comprehensive inventory of Massachusetts milestones. In addition, it includes milestones the authors have found in their travels through southeastern New Hampshire.
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Historic Homes Of The American Presidents

Author : Irvin Haas
ISBN : 0486267512
Genre : History
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Describes and includes photographs of the exteriors and interiors of American presidential homes, and notes the locations and visiting hours of those that are open to the public
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Hanover New Hampshire

Author : Frank J. Barrett Jr.
ISBN : 0738588296
Genre : History
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To Hanover residents past and present, to the tens of thousands of Dartmouth College graduates around the world, and to the thousands of visitors to the town and college campus each year, Hanover is a very special place, treasured in their hearts and minds. In the early 1890s, Dartmouth's new president Reverend William Jewett Tucker laid plans for the college and the village of Hanover that guided their evolution from a sleepy New England community supporting a student population of about 350 into the modern, thriving community it is today. In the early decades of the twentieth century, beloved college President Ernest Martin Hopkins completed Dartmouth and Hanover's development into a world-renowned educational institution of over 4,000 undergraduate students, three graduate schools, and a medical center that is today esteemed around the world. Throughout these changes, however, Hanover retained the look, feel, and character of the small village it once was.
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The Lakes Region Of New Hampshire

Author : Bruce D. Heald
ISBN : 0738564389
Genre : History
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With more than 200 rare images spanning a century of memories, The Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Volume II explores central New Hampshire's resort communities, its early rail service, and the recreation of the area. Author and historian Bruce D. Heald, Ph.D., has combined an exciting collection of images with a thoroughly researched text to continue the story of these unique communities. Discover the fascinating history of the region around Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam, Newfound, and Lake Wentworth. Visit the villages of Wolfeboro, Sandwich, Laconia, Franklin, the Ossipees, and Plymouth. Dr. Heald's experiences as an author, professor, and as Chief Purser aboard the MS Mount Washington for more than 30 years contribute greatly to this impressive pictorial collection.
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