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Fremont in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Spaulding & Frost Cooperage

 
 
Spaulding & Frost Cooperage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2017
1. Spaulding & Frost Cooperage Marker
Inscription.
The Cooperage was founded here in 1874 by Jonas Spaulding, Jr. After his death in 1900 his sons, two of whom became New Hampshire governors, served as company officers; Stephen Frost, who bought into the firm in 1893, served as manager. Rebuilt after devastating fires in 1921 and 1973, the Spaulding and Frost Cooperage is now the oldest white pine cooperage in the United States.
 
Erected 1989 by State of New Hampshire. (Marker Number 157.)
 
Location. 42° 59.362′ N, 71° 8.339′ W. Marker is in Fremont, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Main Street (New Hampshire Route 107) north of Spaulding Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the base of a large, old, rustic, water tower. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 Main Street, Fremont NH 03044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Black Rocks Village / Historic Fremont, N.H.-Olde Poplin (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Prescott Lovering's Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Riot of 1861 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fremont Village Cemetery
Spaulding & Frost Cooperage Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2017
2. Spaulding & Frost Cooperage Marker (wide view)
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Meeting House and Hearse House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mast Tree Riot of 1734 (approx. 2.9 miles away); 1867 (approx. 5 miles away); Josiah Bartlett (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Spaulding & Frost Cooperage in Fremont, NH.
The Spaulding and Frost Cooperage located in Fremont, NH is one of the oldest and largest cooperages on the continent. Jonas Spaulding Jr., a self-made entrepreneur was an already successful cooper in his home town of Townsend Harbor, Massachusetts. Jonas came to Fremont in search of lumber. He found what he was looking for and more. Jonas found an abundance of white pine in Fremont. He also learned that the railroad was soon to come to Fremont, making it an ideal place for a business. (Submitted on April 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. History of Fremont - Olde Poplin.
The Worcester, Nashua & Rochester Railroad was built through Fremont in 1873 and opened in November 1874. The railroad leading north from Fremont Depot to Epping remained opened until 1972 so Spaulding & Frost Cooperage could ship their wooden barrels to market via Epping. This establishment
Spaulding & Frost Cooperage (<i>located just south of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2017
3. Spaulding & Frost Cooperage (located just south of marker)
produced millions of barrels, buckets, and firkins for 125 years. In 1893 it became known as Spaulding & Frost Barrel Cooperage after Stephen Frost bought into the company and became it's general manager. The cooperage closed in 1999 after struggling to survive major fires in 1921 and 1973. (Submitted on April 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Old Water Tower (<i>adjacent to marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2017
4. Old Water Tower (adjacent to marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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