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

Indian Mortar Lot

 
 
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By TeamOHE, June 2, 2019
1. Indian Mortar Lot Marker
Inscription.  The large mortar found here is in a boulder of glacial origin first hollowed out by water, then by many years of apparent use of Abnaki Indians, and later by the first settlers for grinding corn or maize which was made into cakes and baked over open fire. Also located in this historic lot is a boulder on which a shad is carved, perhaps by the red to preserve a likeness of his favorite the Winnepesaukee man fish, which swam up River when the shadbush blossomed. After the dams were built the fish disappeared.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 43° 26.817′ N, 71° 37.9′ W. Marker is in Franklin, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Street (U.S. 3) and Dearborn Street, on the left when traveling east on Central Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 774 Central St, Franklin NH 03235, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abenaki Indians Ancient Stone Mortar (a few steps from this marker);
Indian Mortar Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 2, 2019
2. Indian Mortar Lot Marker
In Grateful Tribute (approx. 1˝ miles away); Soldiers' Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Tilton Mills (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Winnipesaukee River (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Town of Tilton (approx. 1.9 miles away); Northfield WWI Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Tilton WWI Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Indian Mortar Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 2, 2019
3. Indian Mortar Lot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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