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Tamworth in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Summer Playhouse

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 20, 2016
1. First Summer Playhouse Marker
Inscription.  Nearby stands "The Barnstormers" summer playhouse, the oldest in New Hampshire and one of the first in the nation. Opened in 1931, at one time the cast covered a weekly 80-mile circuit. Currently its performances are limited to this community. Founder of the theater was Francis Grover Cleveland, son of the 22nd President.
 
Erected by State of New Hampshire. (Marker Number 90.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
 
Location. 43° 51.578′ N, 71° 15.754′ W. Marker is in Tamworth, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Tamworth Road (New Hampshire Route 113) and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Tamworth Road. Marker is at the junction of NH routes 116 & 116A. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Tamworth Road, Tamworth NH 03886, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Those Who Served (here, next to this marker); The Chocorua Legend (approx. 3.7 miles away); Chinook Kennels
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 20, 2016
2. First Summer Playhouse Marker
Route 116 East turns right. Route 116A begins straight ahead. View is compass north.
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(approx. 4.7 miles away); Granville Homestead (approx. 6.4 miles away); Captain Lovewell's War (approx. 7.6 miles away); Kancamagus Highway / Who was Kancamagus? (approx. 10 miles away); Cart Roads and Wagon Paths Connect a Community (approx. 10.2 miles away); How the Covered Bridge was Built (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
First Summer Playhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 20, 2016
3. First Summer Playhouse Marker
Unitarian Universalist Church in background. Compass south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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