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New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — 124 — Amoskeag Mills
Samuel Blodgett began a canal to bypass the steep falls in 1793, with money provided by a lottery. The canal was finished in 1807. Mills then sprang up on both sides of the river below the falls. The world renowned Amoskeg Manufacturing Company flourished here for a century, operating 64 mills, covering a mile and a half of ground, housing 700,000 spindles and 23,000 looms which turned out 500,000 yards of cloth each week. — Map (db m64872) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Merci Box Car
This Box Car was a restoration project of the Grand Voiture du N.H. of the Forty and Eight. This Box Car is one of the 49 Freedom cars sent by the French Government to each one of the 48 states and one to be shared by District of Columbia and Hawaii in 1949. This car is a Memorial to those who lost their lives in all wars and to Franco American friendship. — Map (db m19825) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — 208 — St. Mary's Bank Credit Union / La Caisse Populaire Saint-Marie
Marker Front: The first credit union in the U.S. was founded here in 1908, the inspiration of Monsignor Pierre Hevey, the pastor of Sainte-Marie Parish. Monsignor Hevey sought to improve the economic stability of the French-speaking mill workers by giving them a safe and welcoming place to save and borrow money. Until 1913 the credit union was located here in the home of attorney Joseph Bolvin, its first president and manager. Initially open just evenings and holidays, the credit union . . . — Map (db m65149) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Mason — 035 — Uncle Sam’s House
Nearby stands the boyhood home of Samuel Wilson (1766 to 1854) who was generally known as “Uncle Sam.” He supplied beef to the Army in 1812. The brand on his barrel was “U.S.” The transition from U.S. to Uncle Sam followed and became the popular symbol for the United States. — Map (db m75238) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Merrimack — 079 — Matthew Thornton — 1714 - 1803
One of three New Hampshiremen to sign the Declaration of Independence, Matthew Thornton, physician, soldier, patriot, agitated against the Stamp Act of 1765, presided over the Provincial Congress in 1775, served in the State Senate and as an associate justice of the Superior Court. The nearby monument honors his memory. He is buried in the adjacent cemetery. His homestead stands directly across the highway. — Map (db m74577) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Peterborough — The War Of The Rebellion — Peterborough Soldiers Sacrificed
Capt. Gustavus A. Forbush 13th N.H. Regt. • Lieut. Timothy K. Ames 6th “ “ • Lieut. Charles L. Fuller 6th N.H. Regt. • Lieut. John M. Dodd 6th “ “ Charles O. Collister 2nd N.H. Regt. • Newman Hall 2nd “ “ • Edward Bolio 2nd “ “ • Frank E. Howe 2nd “ “ • George Welding 4th “ “ • Luther G. Crosby 4th “ “ • German N. Breed 5th “ “ • George M. Spaulding 5th “ “ • George W. Hadley 6th . . . — Map (db m73732) WM
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