Near Mason in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Uncle Samís House
Erected 2006 by NH Division of Historical Resources and the NH Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 035.)
Location. 42° 44.369′ N, 71° 45.904′ W. Marker is near Mason, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Valley Road (New Hampshire Route 123) near Cascade Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville NH 03048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fitchburg Civil War Memorial (approx. 10.9 miles away in Massachusetts); The Revolutionary Tavern (approx. 12.2 miles away in Massachusetts); The War Of The Rebellion (approx. 13.3 miles away); Parker House (approx. 13.4 miles away in Massachusetts); Groton (approx. 13.5 miles away in Massachusetts); Old Parsonage (approx. 14.8 miles away in Massachusetts).
More about this marker.
Regarding Uncle Samís House. Samuel Wilson or “Uncle Sam” (1766–1854) grew up in Mason and the house in which he lived still stands on Valley Road in Mason. He became famous for his meat packing company in Troy, New York, which supplied meat to the army during the War of 1812. He stamped his barrels with “US” for United States, but people began to say “Thatís Uncle Sam!” (In those days the term “Uncle” was a term of endearment.) After making his fortune in Troy, he returned to Mason where he married his childhood sweetheart, Elizabeth “Betsey” Mann. Her father, Capt. Benjamin Mann led 26 men from Mason to the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Also see . . .
1. A little bit of history on Uncle Sam. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Uncle Sam once slept here... An article by Eric Moskowitz, published by the Concord Monitor on November 08. 2004. (Submitted on January 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Who Was “Uncle Sam?”. book by Cecile and Jean-Pierre Mouraux, on Amazon.com. (Submitted on January 31, 2008, by Cecile Mouraux of Mason, New Hampshire.)
1. Uncle Sam's House open for tours by appointment
The childhood home of the original Uncle Sam, this 230-year-old,
The Mouraux's also have an "Uncle Sam" museum in Sonoma, California. They've turned Uncle Sam's House, shown on this marker page, into a private mini-museum. By appointment, the house is open to visits about once a month, as well as September 13th (to celebrate Samuel Wilson's birthday) and the first week of February. Visitors wishing to tour the house can coordinate directly with the owners. The best way to arrange an appointment is via their email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
They've also published a book, Who Was “Uncle Sam?”, which is available in book-stores, on-line (Amazon, ebay, etc) or directly from them by contacting them at the same email address.
— Submitted January 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Military • Politics • War of 1812 •
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