9781596295377

Hidden History of New Hampshire

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    9781596295377

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    1596295376

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-29
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

Hidden in the cracks and crevices of the Granite State are the stories of pioneers who pursued their passions, creating legacies along the way. There is the tale 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; and the gallant efforts to save the Old Man of the Mountain. Quincy Whitney's compilation of stories makes for a colorful narrative of some of New Hampshire's most notable newsmakers and remarkable historic events. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 11
Acknowledgementsp. 13
Introductionp. 17
Home, Town, Communityp. 19
Earliest New Hampshire Neighborhood
Oldest Unrestored Congregational Meetinghouse
Oldest First-Generation Shaker Meetinghouse
First Free Library and First Publicly Funded Library
Largest Textile Mills Under One Roof
First Women's Strike
Pioneer Woman Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale
Visionary Religious Leader: Mary Baker Eddy
Government, Politics and Warp. 35
First Incident in the Revolutionary War
First State Constitution
Early Roots of the Republican Party
Largest State Legislature
First International Peace Treaty Signed in the United States
First Primary in the Nation: The Balsams
First International Monetary Summit: The Mount Washington Hotel
First and Only "Altar of the Nation": Cathedral of the Pines
Ingenuity and Enterprisep. 55
Early School for Native Americans
Concord Coach: Stagecoach of the Nation
Oldest Covered Bridge and Longest Covered Bridge
Tallest Shaker Dwelling
Largest Stereoscopic View Company in the World
First Transatlantic Cable
Pioneer Granite Quarriers Build the Library of Congress
First Medical X-ray
Creativity and Culturep. 69
New Hampshire's Island Poet: Celia Thaxter
First Sculptor to Design an American Coin
First and Largest Artist Colony in the Nation
First State to Support the Arts and First Crafts Fair in the Nation
Oldest Professional Summer Theater in the Nation
War Memorial to Women: Cathedral of the Pines
Most Celebrated Poet: Robert Frost
US First: Pioneering Science and Technology Education
Seasons: Work and Recreationp. 89
The Oldest Summer Resort in America
Oldest Ski Club: Pioneers in Ski Jumping
Largest Icehouse in the World
Pioneers in Ski Instruction
Pioneers in Ski Racing
Pioneers in Ski Trail and Resort Design
Ski Mechanization: First Aerial Tramway in North America
Pioneers in Dog Sledding: Admiral Byrd Expeditions
The Nashua Dodgers: Pioneers in the Integration of Baseball
Forests and Mountainsp. 111
"First Citizen": The Old Man in the Mountain
Fastest Wind Speed on Earth
The Earliest Continuous Mountain Footpath in the United States
First Mountain-climbing Train
Oldest Conservation and Mountaineering Club in America
First Mountaintop Newspaper: Among the Clouds
Oldest and Largest Private Wild Game Preserve
Pioneers in Forest Management
First Organization to Protect Forests
First Mount Washington Road Race
First Bird Club
Sea, Lake, Skyp. 137
First Warships Built in North America
The Piscataqua River Gundalow
First Government-sanctioned Shipyard in the Nation
First Intercollegiate Rowing Regatta
Isles of Shoals Sailing Regatta: First America's Cup?
Pioneers in Submarine Technology
First American in Space
First Private Citizen in Space: Christa McAuliffe
Notesp. 153
About the Authorp. 160
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