Littleton in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Host to History
Thayer’s Inn has welcomed countless guests over the years. Among them have been the famous (and the infamous). A brief listing includes visiting Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin Pierce, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter. Also stopping here were presidential aspirants General George B. McClellan, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Governor Estes Kefauver, Governor George Romney, Senator Barry Goldwater, Senator Harold Stassen, Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole, author and political commentator Patrick Buchanan, and Senator Bill Bradley. New Hampshire Governors Sherman Adams and Hugh Gallen frequented Thayer’s as did Littleton native Robert C. Hill who served as the United States ambassador to five different countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Spain and Argentina). Other guests include P.T. Barnum accompanied by “General” Tom Thumb, publisher Horace Greely, Henry Ford, the notorious millionaire playboy Harry K. Thaw, artic explorer Commander Robert E. Peary, WWII General Tomoyuki Yamashita, “The Tiger of Manila,” who lived at Thayer’s for three months in 1940 while on a spy mission in the White Mountains on behalf of Japanese Intelligence, movie star Bette Davis, song write Ed Bruce (Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys) and author Michael Blake (Dances with Wolves).
Location. Touch for map. Marker is a metal plaque mounted at eye-level directly on the front wall of the subject building. Marker is mounted just to the left of the main front entrance doors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Main Street, Littleton NH 03561, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Legendary Landmark (here, next to this marker); Thayer's White Mountain Hotel (here, next to this marker); Parker's Marketplace (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Littleton Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Bugbee Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Littleton Diner (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Littleton.
Regarding Host to History. National Register of Historic Places (1982)
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Littleton, New Hampshire Historic Buildings
Also see . . . Thayers Inn, Littleton, New Hampshire.
Thayers Inn holds the prestigious title of being the oldest hotel (Submitted on April 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.