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Boscawen in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hannah Dustin

1657 - 1737

 
 
Hannah Dustin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglas Finney, February 6, 2019
1. Hannah Dustin Marker
Inscription.  
Famous symbol of frontier heroism. A victim of an Indian raid in 1697 on Haverhill, Massachusetts, whence she had been taken to a camp site on the nearby island in the river. After killing and later scalping ten Indians, she and the two other captives, Mary Neff and Samuel Lennardson, escaped down the river to safety
 
Erected 1967 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Places. (Marker Number 0049.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1697.
 
Location. 43° 17.41′ N, 71° 35.415′ W. Marker is in Boscawen, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on King Street (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling east. Located within the NH Rideshare lot on the west side of the Merrimack River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord NH 03303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heroum Gesta (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1866 Penacook Academy 1875 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Guyette Pool
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); In Honor of Penacook Veterans (approx. 0.9 miles away); Penacook Unit No. 31 World War I Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birthplace of William Pitt Fessenden (approx. 1.8 miles away); Placed in Memory of Those Men and Women (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site Of First Fort A.D. 1739 (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boscawen.
 
Hannah Dustin Massacre image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
2. Hannah Dustin Massacre
From Daughters of America: or, Women of the Century by Phebe A. Hanaford, 1883.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 6, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.   2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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