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

The Common

 
 
The Common Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
1. The Common Marker
Inscription. In 1892 voters established this Park and voted to improve and ornament it. In 1905 the town built a bandstand designed by FW Bulfinch for use by the John Keniston Band. At G. Clarks urging, in 1932 the Pemigewasset Women’s Club created a Boy Scout statue (1 of 2 in USA), sculpted by GH Borst and donated by DW Burrows. The boulder base came from the Baker River. A plaque notes the inspiration Nathaniel Hawthorne drew from Plymouth. The Common remains a work in progress of a proud community.
 
Erected by Plymouth Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 45.45′ N, 71° 41.283′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Main Street (US 3). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth NH 03264, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rotary Amphitheater (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stream Gaging in New Hampshire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Livermore (approx. 0.9 miles away); Smith Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Park History (approx. 5 miles away); Geological History of the Polar Caves
The Common Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
2. The Common Marker
Geese and babies on the Common
(approx. 5 miles away); The Granite State (approx. 5.1 miles away); George Hoyt Whipple (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
The Common Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
3. The Common Marker
In memory of Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1861-In this community and adjoining territory he gained inspiration which later reflected in his contributions to American Literature. Died in Plymouth May 19, 1864-Erected by 1957, 1958 1959 1960 and 1961 classes of Plymouth High School.
The Common Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
4. The Common Marker
Nathaniel Hawthorne marker and the bandstand in the background
Main Street and Common, Plymouth, N.H. (1908) image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Company, 1908
5. Main Street and Common, Plymouth, N.H. (1908)
View looking south at the Common, with Main Street veering off to the left. The bandstand is barely visible in the trees, towards the south end of the Common. (Photo courtesy Library of Congress)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on June 18, 2013. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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