Goffstown Reborn : Transformations of a New England Town

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-27
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Like many rural New England towns, Goffstown has suffered agrarian hardships, sent soldiers off to war, experienced fluctuating demographics and produced larger-than-life leaders, such as Governor David L. Morril and Samuel Blodget. Throughout the twentieth century's great waves of industry, tourism and shifting social values, Goffstown has cultivated a special knack for reinvention and earned a sterling reputation for friendliness. From eighteenth-century border disputes to the first Old Home Day; from the Saint Anselm College fire to the Pumpkin Regatta, over three hundred years' worth of Goffstown's history springs to life with Dubrulle's deft touch.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Shovetown: The Town that Wasn'tp. 15
John Goffe and the Founding of Goffstownp. 23
Dueling Congregationsp. 31
Goffstown Fights the American Revolutionp. 37
The Enterprising Samuel Blodgetp. 45
Goffstown Brings Mills to the Merrimackp. 49
Goffstown Embraces the Idea of "Township"p. 55
Murder!p. 67
The Civil War Comes to Goffstownp. 73
Goffstown's Industrial Agep. 81
The War of the Town Hallsp. 89
Baptism by Firep. 95
The First Old Home Celebrationp. 103
Edmond Pinard, Land Developerp. 111
Summer Peoplep. 115
Winter Peoplep. 125
Goffstown Becomes a Suburbp. 129
The Giant Pumpkins Are Coming!p. 137
The New Villa Augustinap. 145
Epiloguep. 153
Sourcesp. 155
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