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Keene in Cheshire County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Railroad

Magical History Tour 2019

 
 
The Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 20, 2020
1. The Railroad Marker
Inscription.  
As the nexus of the Cheshire, Manchester & Keene, and the Ashuelot Railroads, the City of Keene became one of the most significant centers of industry in the region. Not only did the railroad provide transportation for passengers and goods, but the Keene Repair Shops employed hundreds of people in locomotive manufacturing and repair.

[Additional text on the mural itself:]
Keene Transportation Through The Years

Boston and Maine Railroad

18481936
Peterboro

19341952
Consolidation

19351957
Streamline 6000

Marium E. Foster
1898~1983
As Keene's own 41 year dedicated Boston & Maine employee & 30 year B&M Magazine correspondent, Marium documented our railroad's history through the eye of her camera and written word, her collection of over 1300 paragraphs and corporate documentation lives on that we can admire New England's ever changing, now all but vanished, railroad culture.
 
Erected 2019 by Keene State College,
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Putnam Foundation, Savings Bank of Walpole. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 42° 55.933′ N, 72° 16.718′ W. Marker is in Keene, New Hampshire, in Cheshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Cheshire Rail Trail and Main Street, on the left when traveling west on Cheshire Rail Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keene NH 03431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Magical History Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Barry Faulkner, Muralist (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Industrial Heritage Trail (about 300 feet away); Deacon Josiah Fisher (about 400 feet away); Keene Remembers (about 500 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Jonathan Myrick Daniels (about 600 feet away); The United Church of Christ in Keene (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keene.
 
The Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 20, 2020
2. The Railroad Marker
Closeup of the text about Marium E. Foster image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 20, 2020
3. Closeup of the text about Marium E. Foster
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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