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In 1780, Boston entrepreneur Robert Hewes established the New England Glassworks in Temple, the first factory in America to produce crown glass...

About 1805, members of a surveying party working and camping in Franconia Notch noticed the remarkable rock formation that later became known as...

In 1881, Dartmouth College student Ernest Balch opened Camp Chocorua on Squam Lake, New Hampshire’s first children’s summer camp and one of the...

More than 200 years ago, Richard Potter was one of the most famous men in America. The son of a black mother and a white father, Potter was the...

On Aug. 27, 1887, a line of almost 30 hotel coaches, elaborately decorated with flowers, greenery, bunting and streamers, paraded through the...

Benjamin Thompson was an intellectually gifted but struggling schoolmaster when he arrived in Concord, then called Rumford, in 1772.His fortunes...

In early 1623, a group of 10 to 20 hardy English settlers crossed the Atlantic Ocean to claim 6,000 acres granted to their leader, David Thomson...

Gov. Frank West Rollins proclaimed New Hampshire’s first Old Home Week in August 1899.Rollins wanted to celebrate local pride, state patriotism...

Mount Washington was already a popular tourist destination with one hotel at its summit when Lancaster farmer Samuel Fitch Spaulding decided to...

World War I cost the United States an estimated $22 billion, and the federal government raised two-thirds of that amount through five Liberty Loan...

Shortly after America entered World War I in April 1917, the U.S. government instituted a national draft that would eventually bring millions of...

The Granite State’s most celebrated poet, Robert Frost, wrote works that evoked the beauty of the New England landscape, using spare language and...

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