The Indian Heritage of New Hampshire and Northern New England

The Indian Heritage of New Hampshire and Northern New England

Author: Thaddeus Piotrowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476614083

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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Years before Jamestown was settled, European adventurers and explorers landed on the shores of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts in search of fame, fortune, and souls to convert to Christianity. Unbeknownst to them all, the “New World” they had found was actually a very old one, as the history of the native people spanned 10,000 years or more. This work is a compilation of old and new essays written by present-day archeologists, by explorers and missionaries who were in direct contact with the Indians, and by scholars over the last three centuries. The essays are in three sections: Prehistory, which concentrates on the Paleo-Indian, Archaic, and Woodland phases of the native heritage, the Contact Era, which deals with the explorers and their experiences in the New World, and Collections, Sites, Trails, and Names, which focuses on various dedications to the native population and significant names (such as the Massabesic Trail and the Cohas Brook site).

Hidden History of New Hampshire

Hidden History of New Hampshire

Author: D. Quincy Whitney

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625843906

Category: History

Page: 176

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A collection of colorful stories about some of New Hampshire’s most notable newsmakers and remarkable historic events. Includes photos. Hidden in the cracks and crevices of the Granite State are the stories of pioneers who pursued their passions, creating legacies along the way. Compiled by a Smithsonian researcher and former Boston Globe contributor, this treasury includes tales 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 the gallant efforts to save the Old Man of the Mountain and much more

New Hampshire: A History

New Hampshire: A History

Author: Elting E. Morison

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393348583

Category: History

Page: 240

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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.