New Hampshire - Fast Facts & Trivia

Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains

  • Americas Stonehenge is a 4,000-year-old megalithic (stone) site on Mystery Hill in Salem, and today serves as an educational, educational tour for the whole family.

  • The Pierce Manse in Concord is the home of the only New Hampshire citizen ever to be elected president. Franklin Pierce was a hero of the war with Mexico and the then-elected youngest president.

  • The Memorial Bell Tower at the Cathedral of the Pines at Rindge has four bronze bas-reliefs designed by Norman Rockwell. The bell tower is dedicated to women - military and civilians - who died in the service of their country.

  • The first free public library in the United States was founded in 1833 in Peterborough.

  • The Bavarian hamlet Merrimack is home to the famous rollercoaster and the Clydesdales of the Anheuser-Busch brewery.

  • Cannon Aerial Tramway is the first aerial cableway in North America. It was built in 1938 in Franconia Notch.

  • In Holderness, captain Pierre Havre and his dog mate Bogie built a sail around the film locations of the Katherine Hepburn / Henry Fonda movie On Golden Pond.

  • The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord is a state-of-the-art planetarium dedicated to the memory of New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe, who was killed in the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion.

  • The motto of New Hampshire is "Live Free or Die". The motto comes from a statement by Revolutionary General John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington.

  • As leaders of the revolutionary cause, New Hampshire delegates were honored to be the first to vote for the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

  • New Hampshire has 10 counties, 13 communities, 221 cities and 22 unincorporated locations.

  • Author and journalist Sarah Josepha Hale, who wrote the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in 1830, is from Newport, New Hampshire.

  • Built in 1823 in Laconia Belknap mill is the oldest unaltered brick factory in America.

  • The Blue Spirit of Wolfeboro is the US post boat for Lake Winnipesaukee. It makes a daily 60-mile loop that delivers mail to 30 stops in camps and islands around the lake.

  • Learn how yogurt is made at Stonyfield Farm in Londonderry. From the cow to the incubator to the radiator. They give samples and you can buy some "moo" chandise.

  • New Hampshire did not officially adopt a national flag until 1909. Previously, New Hampshire had numerous regimental flags to represent the state. The current flag was changed only once, 1931, when the seal of the state was changed.

  • The USS Albacore was a prototype submarine built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and commissioned in 1953. At the time, she was the fastest submarine ever designed.

  • The first capital of New Hampshire was in Exeter.

  • The granite profile "Old Man of the Mountain" is one of the most famous natural monuments in the state. The head of the Old Man measures 40 feet from the chin to the forehead and consists of five bars. Nature created this profile thousands of years ago. The natural sculpture is 1,200 feet above Echo Lake.

  • It takes about 40 gallons of juice to make about 1 gallon of maple syrup.

  • Wallace D. Lovell built in 1900 the "Hampton River Bridge", the "mile long bridge". It was considered the longest wooden bridge in the world.

  • Captain John Smith named New Hampshire after the city of Hampshire, England.

  • New Hampshire has a changeable climate with large variations in daily and seasonal temperatures. The variations are influenced by the proximity to the sea, mountains, lakes or rivers. The state enjoys all four seasons. The summers are short and cool; Winters are long and cold; Autumn is beautiful with foliage. The weather station at Mount Washington has recorded some of the coldest temperatures and strongest winds in the continental United States.

  • New Castle is the smallest town in New Hampshire. It covers .8 square miles or 512 acres. The city consists of a large island and several smaller islands and serves as a picturesque residential and recreational community.

  • The Pembroke Glass Works produced from 1839 to 1850 crown window glass. The process of collecting molten glass on a blowgun and blowing the glass into a balloon shape. The blowpipe is removed, a solid "penty" rod is attached and the glass is turned quickly until a disc is formed. When the glass cools, the outer part is sliced ​​past the central knob.

  • Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from Mother England - a full six months before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

  • The highest ground-measured wind speed is at Mt. Washington, April 12, 1934. The winds were three times faster than in most hurricanes.

  • New Hampshire is the only state that ever hosted the formal conclusion of an external war. In 1905, Portsmouth was the scene of the treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War.

  • The first potato planted in the United States was in 1719 at the Londonderry Common Field.

  • Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., the first American to travel in space, is from East Derry, New Hampshire.

  • In 1833, the first free public library in the United States was founded in Peterborough.

  • In the town of Warner the last passenger train stopped on 4 November 1955 and the last load in 1961. Since then the tracks were removed by the city and sold as scrap.

  • New Hampshire adopted the first legal lottery in the United States in 1963.

  • Cornish Hill Pottery Company manufactures functional stoneware decorated in the traditions of early American and European potters using a method known as "slip trailing". The panty is a creamy mixture of clay and water and is applied by hand in moist, almost hardened pots. The panty contains various dyes, including natural clay colors and metals.

  • The current constitution of New Hampshire was adopted in 1784. It is the second oldest in the country.

  • On December 30, 1828, about 400 girls left the Dover Cotton Factory and initiated the first women's strike in the United States. The girls in Dover were forced to give in, as the mill owners immediately began to recruit replacement workers.

  • Levi Hutchins of Concord invented the first alarm clock in 1787.

  • Irish-born American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens lived and worked from 1885 until his death in 1907 in Cornish.

  • The Mount Washington Autoroute in Great Glen is New Hampshire's oldest man-made tourist attraction.

  • In the fall of 1999, Newbury City officially opened a B & M Caboose as a visitor center in Bell Cove, Newbury Harbor.

  • Daniel Webster was a politician and statesman born in 1782 in Franklin. He was known in his time as a powerful speaker, a reputation in the Stephen Vincent Benet story The Devil and Daniel Webster, in which he beats the original lawyer Lucifer. in a contract case about the soul of a man.

  • New Hampshire's State House is the oldest state capitol in which a legislature still gathers in its original chambers.

  • Alexandria was the birthplace of Luther C. Ladd, the first soldier killed in the Civil War.

  • The first motorized ascent of Mount Washington Auto Road was made in 1899 by Feelan O. Stanley, Stanley Steamer.

  • Dover was settled in 1623. It is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire.

  • The Karner Blue Butterfly, the Lynx, the Bald Eagle, the Shortnose Sturgeon, the Sunapee Trout, the Atlantic Salmon and the Minke Whale Shell are among the endangered species.

  • The University of New Hampshire was founded in Durham in 1866 and has a population of 10,500 students.

  • The Enfield Shaker community was one of eighteen villages from Maine to Kentucky and from Massachusetts to Ohio.

  • The quintessential New England community Wolfeboro is known as "The Oldest Summer Resort in America".

  • Cornwall's Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the first sculptor to design an American coin. His commission was fraught with difficulties associated with Saint-Gaudens' desire for high relief in relation to the requirements of mass production and use.

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