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Bethlehem in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Town Building

 
 
Town Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2017
1. Town Building Marker
Inscription.
General George T. Cruft presented the Town Building to Bethlehem in 1912. A plaque in the entrance hall lists residents who served in the Civil War (87 men left home and 57 returned). Delphin Baker, a Bethlehem resident worked to advance the rights of women. After the Civil War she wrote the federal law establishing homes for disabled veterans, today’s VA Hospitals. A bronze plaque on one of the steps to the building indicates the altitude of the Town (1462 feet).

This plaque is in memory of Malcolm J. and Doris B. Stevenson

 
Erected by Bethlehem Redevelopment Association.
 
Location. 44° 16.824′ N, 71° 41.222′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 302) and Maple Street (New Hampshire Route 142), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Bethlehem Town Hall, at the intersection near the southwest corner of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2155 Main Street, Bethlehem NH 03574, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Sinclair Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a
Town Building Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible near bottom right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2017
2. Town Building Marker (wide view; marker visible near bottom right)
direct line); Jodo Karate (about 300 feet away); Sinclair Lodge (about 600 feet away); Angel of the Mountains (approx. ¼ mile away); Pierce Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); Alderbrook (approx. 3.3 miles away); Kilburn Brothers (approx. 4.4 miles away); Salomon Block (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
More about this marker. Marker is severely weathered and somewhat difficult to read.
 
Also see . . .  Bethlehem New Hampshire Town Hall Plate.
(This link presents photographs and information about George T. Cruft and his 1912 donation of the Town Building.)
Gen. George T. Cruft came to Bethlehem in 1873. AT one time he was postmaster at the Maplewood. In 1912 George T. Cruft gave Bethlehem its $60,000 Town Building. (Submitted on April 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWomen
 
Bethlehem Town Building (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2017
3. Bethlehem Town Building (view from near marker)
USGS Benchmark on Town Building front step - establishes elevation as 1426 feet image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2017
4. USGS Benchmark on Town Building front step - establishes elevation as 1426 feet
Bethlehem Town Sign - Highest Elevated Town East of the Rockies - 1426 feet image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 8, 2017
5. Bethlehem Town Sign - Highest Elevated Town East of the Rockies - 1426 feet
<i>Maple Street and the Town Building, Bethlehem, White Mts., N.H.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by the Detroit Publishing Co. (Courtesy of the New York Public Library), circa 1915
6. Maple Street and the Town Building, Bethlehem, White Mts., N.H.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 17, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   6. submitted on April 17, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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