Category Archives: N.H. Historical Markers

Franklin Pierce: Unlucky Number 14?

Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, and New Hampshire native, has always placed very low in polls of “best liked” Presidents. Even in New Hampshire…. Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Soapstone

Soapstone is a metamorphic rock, usually called Steatite by mineralogists, that formed from 300 to 400 million years ago under … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: East Weare Village

East Weare was a village located in the eastern part of Weare, Hillsborough County New Hampshire.  According to Weare's history … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Famous Concord Coach and the Abbot-Downing Company

Mark Twain described it as “an imposing cradle on wheels.” 

In 1867 Wells Fargo, the operators of the largest stagecoach … Continue reading

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Francestown New Hampshire Attorney, Governor, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and Navy, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice: Levi Woodbury (1798-1851)

Levi Woodbury was born on 22 December 1789 in Francestown NH,

named after his uncle Levi, who had been captured during … Continue reading

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