NH Almanac: History


History of New Hampshire
Did you know New Hampshire was first named North Virginia, and it was once under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts?
A Brief History of New Hampshire
– History of New Hampshire (state-wide, multiple free online sources of NH History)
 – Another Brief History of New Hampshire (from now defunct Almanac) 

New Hampshire Firsts
New Hampshire Firsts and Bests (a list, not entirely accurate, from New Hampshire Folklife)
New Hampshire’s First Leader: Sagamore of the Penacook, Diplomat and Peacemaker: Passaconaway (c1850-c1673)
– New Hampshire First Flights and Early Aviators
Inventor of America’s First Automobile–Maybe: George Alvin Long (1850-1951)
Inventor of the First American alarm clock: Concord New Hampshire’s Levi Hutchins (1761-1855)
– New Hampshire: First in the Nation Potato
– New Hampshire Tidbits: Temple and the First Glass Factory

A History of the State House
The State House (from Manual for the New Hampshire General Court, 1977)
Concord New Hampshire’s State House: Celebrating 199 Years
Exterior Statues and Memorials at the New Hampshire State House Complex (NH Div. of Historical Resources)
New Hampshire State House & Statues (Waymarking.com)
Portrait Gallery of New Hampshire Notables in the State House (1977 NH General Court Manual, list and descriptions)

State House Tour – from NH State House (General Court) website

New Hampshire Historical Markers
NH Historical Highway Markers (from NH Division of Historical Resources)
Listing of NH Historical Highway Markers, by number, includes location and brief description (PDF, from NHDHR)
Map: mobile-friendly of New Hampshire’s historical markers
New Hampshire Historical Markers: GREAT photographs by Richard Marsh of many of NH’s historical markers

The Rise and Fall of Fast Day
Story: The Rise and Fall of Fast Day (wayback machine version of former Almanac)
New Hampshire’s Missing Holiday: Fast Day

A guide to Research in the History of New Hampshire Towns 1780-1800
 – Introduction to Town History Guide (from wayback machine of former Almanac)
– History of New Hampshire Cities, Towns, Counties and State
Brief History of every city and town in New Hampshire including founding date – NH Manual of the General Court 1977)

First-In-The-National Presidential Primary
First In the Nation – History of New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (wayback machine to NH Almanac)