Boscawen in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
March 30 1697
(Front base of monument)
W. Concord, N.H.
Know ye that we with many plant it in trust to the state we give and grant it that the tide of time may never cant it nor mar nor sever That pilgrims here may heed the mothers that truth & faith & all the others with banners high in glorious colors may stand forever
Isaac K. Gage
Nathl. Bouton S
Eliph S. Nutter S
Robt. B. Caverly S
15 1697 30
The war whoop tomahawk faggot & infanticides were at Haverhill The ashes of wigwam-camp-fires at night & of ten of the tribe are here
John S. Brown F. Jonas B. Aikin Fr. John Proctor A. Almon Harris F. Edward L. Knowlton C. Artemas L. Brooks L. Geo. W. Nesmith Fr. Josiah C. Graves N. Onslow Stearns C. Benj. F. Butler L. Morris Knowles La.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Women.
Location. 43° 17.293′ N, 71° 35.432′ W. Marker is in Boscawen, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on King Street (U.S. 4), on the right. The monument is several hundred feet south of US Route 4 and is located on a small island at the confluence of the Contoocook and Merrimack Rivers. The monument is visible from the US Route 4 bridge over the Merrimack River. The site is known as the Hannah Duston Memorial State Historic Site. The site can be accessed via a foot path from the Boscawen Park & Ride parking lot on US route 4. The trail leading to the site from the parking lot is a very easy walk and includes a railroad bridge over the Contoocook River which has a separate pedestrian walkway. 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. Hannah Dustin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1866 Penacook Academy 1875Guyette Pool (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Honor of Penacook Veterans (approx. 0.8 miles away); Penacook Unit No. 31 World War I Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Placed in Memory of Those Men and Women (approx. 1.8 miles away); Birthplace of William Pitt Fessenden (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.
More about this marker. The Latin Heroum Gesta Fides Justitia translates to Heroic by faith.
Also see . . .
1. Smithsonian - The Gruesome Story of Hannah Duston. “Though shes all but forgotten today, Hannah Duston was probably the first American woman to be memorialized in a public monument, and this statue is one of three built in her honor between 1861 and 1879. The mystery of why Americans came to see patriotic “heroism” in Dustons extreme—even gruesome—violence, and why she became popular more than 100 years after her death, helps explain how the United States sees itself in world conflicts today.” (Submitted on June 14, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.)
2. NH State Parks - Hannah Duston Memorial Site. (Submitted on June 18, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 14, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. 7, 8. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.