Claremont in Sullivan County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
On June 11, 1995, President William Jefferson Clinton and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich met at the invitation of the Congress of Claremont Senior Citizens, Inc. to debate issues affecting senior citizens. During the debate, the political foes shook hands and pledged to create a bi-partisan commission to study federal limits on lobbying and the financing of election campaigns. This famous "handshake" on campaign finance reform was carried live on television and received widespread media coverage including front page attention in newspapers nationwide.
Erected 2003 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 188.)
Location. 43° 21.791′ N, 72° 21.152′ W. Marker is in Claremont, New Hampshire, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Maple Avenue 0.1 miles west of Buenavista Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 67 Maple Avenue, Claremont NH 03743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Roman Catholic Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Union Church William Jarvis (approx. 2.8 miles away in Vermont); North Charlestown Village (approx. 4.4 miles away); Salmon Portland Chase (approx. 6.6 miles away); Helen Hartness Flanders (approx. 7.6 miles away in Vermont); James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors (approx. 7.6 miles away in Vermont); Cornish-Windsor Bridge (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claremont.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.