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Downing & Abbot Company Founder and Carriage Builder of Concord New Hampshire: Lewis Downing (1792-1873)

As early as 1835 the word was out that Downing & Abbot were the makers of quality conveyances. The New Hampshire Patriot and Gazette (Concord, New Hampshire), dated Monday, June 1, 1835, page 2, carried this story: “A splendid Coach.” … 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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The Last New Hampshire Man of the American Revolution: Samuel Downing (1761-1867)

There were many patriots of the American Revolution, but few of them survive in photographs.  Private Samuel Downing is an … Continue reading

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