Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Author: William T. Warren

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738509019

Category: History

Page: 96

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Residents and visitors strolling through the streets of Portsmouth may wonder about the changes the city has seen over the years. Though much of Portsmouth's charm comes from an appearance that little has been altered, the community has transitioned over the centuries from rural farms to a bustling port to a modern New England city that carefully balances the best of old and new. In Then & Now: Portsmouth, authors William T. and Constance S. Warren share their collection of photographs, postcards, and maps to illustrate Portsmouth scenes of days gone by alongside contemporary photographs. Readers will enjoy the country seaport town that Portsmouth was and look at the urban metropolis that it has become. From Market Square and its earliest merchants to the port that gave the town its name, the authors' extensive research will bring to light fascinating stories for every reader, from the newcomer to the fifth-generation locals.

Historic Crimes & Justice in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Historic Crimes & Justice in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Author: Dr. David Ferland

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625847140

Category: History

Page: 144

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The first courts handled crimes like lying, idleness and card playing with punishments that ranged from fines to public whipping to death by hanging. Constables kept order until Portsmouth's first police officer took up the shield in 1800. But no force could keep all crime at bay. The court sentenced the beautiful, educated Ruth Blay to hanging on shaky evidence that she might have killed her baby. Business magnate Frank Jones played corrupt politics, succumbed to extramarital temptations and helped make Water Street the red-lighted rum hole destination of the eastern seaboard. Mischievous sailors came into port looking to spend their money, finding ample opportunity in Portsmouth's bowery bordellos. Retired Portsmouth police officer David "Lou" Ferland traces the history of Portsmouth crime and justice from the first courts to today's award-winning police department.

Bicycling New Hampshire's Seacoast

Bicycling New Hampshire's Seacoast

Author: Linda Chestney

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584658719

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 156

View: 184

Recently revised and updated, this is the only biking guide you need to enjoy ocean views and country roads on New Hampshire's historic, scenic Seacoast and adjacent Maine. Includes maps and directions for 28 rides

Governor's Houses and State Houses of British Colonial America, 1607-1783

Governor's Houses and State Houses of British Colonial America, 1607-1783

Author: Hoke P. Kimball

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786470518

Category: Art

Page: 492

View: 986

This comprehensive survey of British colonial governors' houses and buildings used as state houses or capitols in the North American colonies begins with the founding of the Virginia Colony and ends with American independence. In addition to the 13 colonies that became the United States in 1783, the study includes three colonies in present-day Florida and Canada--East Florida, West Florida and the Province of Quebec--obtained by Great Britain after the French and Indian War.