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

Baker River

 
 
Baker River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 24, 2016
1. Baker River Marker
The side facing Route 25 is completely blank.
Inscription.
Baker River
Known to Indians as Asquamchumauke,
the nearby river was renamed for
Lt. Thomas Baker (1682-1753) whose
company of 34 scouts from North-
ampton, Mass. passed down this valley
in 1712. A few miles south his men
destroyed a Pemigewasset Indian
village. Massachusetts rewarded the
expedition with a scalp bounty of
40 and made Baker a captain.

 
Erected by State of New Hampshire. (Marker Number 55.)
 
Location. 43° 48.19′ N, 71° 51.375′ W. Marker is in Rumney, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Mount Moosilauke Highway (New Hampshire Route 25) one mile west of Halls Brook Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker faces a wayside parking area with a signless structure; possibly a closed visitor information office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2926 Route 25, Rumney NH 03266, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Granite State (approx. 3.9 miles away); Geological History of the Polar Caves (approx. 4 miles away); Park History (approx. 4 miles away); Smith Bridge
Baker River Marker - Eastward View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 24, 2016
2. Baker River Marker - Eastward View
(approx. 6.1 miles away); Norris Cotton (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Common (approx. 9 miles away); Stream Gaging in New Hampshire (approx. 9 miles away); Rotary Amphitheater (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rumney.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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