“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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How the Covered Bridge was Built Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2017
How the Covered Bridge was Built Marker (wide view)
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Albany — How the Covered Bridge was Built
Local Ideas Builder Amzi Russell who lived at what is now the Russell-Colbath homestead, was an industrious and versatile nearby builder. His crew of three to thirty local hands were not engineers. But they were extremely skilled craftsmen . . . — Map (db m116180) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Bean's Grant — 45 — Mount Washington Cog Railway
Completed in 1869 for $139,500, this unique railway was built through the genius and enterprise of Herrick and Walter Aiken of Franklin and Sylvester Marsh of Campton. Over three miles long, the average grade to the 6,293-foot summit is one foot in . . . — Map (db m77797) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Bretton Woods — The Old Hero Peppersass - No. 1
This is the first engine used on this road. Weight only 4 tons. Cost but $3,000.00. Was brought here in sections through the woods by ox teams from Fabyan Place. It has carried a load of 60 persons up the mountain at once and has worn itself out in . . . — Map (db m125195) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Carroll — 087 — Crawford House
Abel Crawford and son, Ethan Allen Crawford, built the first Crawford House in 1828. It was run by Ethan's brother, Thomas, until sold in 1852. Fires in 1854 and 1859 destroyed the original inn and a replacement. Col. Cyrus Eastman erected the third . . . — Map (db m75236) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Stewartstown — 064 — 45th Parallel
As you stand at this point on the 45th parallel you are half way between the Equator and the North Pole. — Map (db m75633)
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bath — 121 — Bath, New Hampshire
Settled in 1766 by Jaasiel Harriman whose cabin was near the Great Rock. His nine year old daughter Mercy carried dirt in her apron to the top of this unique rock formation. Here she planted corn, pumpkins and cucumbers, making the first garden . . . — Map (db m74569) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bethlehem — 218 — Pierce Bridge
By 1920 the adjacent road, Rt. 302 was part of the Teddy Roosevelt (TR) Trail, which ran from Maine to Oregon. It was an important way for tourists to access the White Mountains. After the 1927 floods, many bridges needed to be quickly replaced. . . . — Map (db m44289) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — 1889 Iron Bridge
This wrought iron bridge is a rare surviving example of the pin-connected lenticular truss design used for iron bridges from 1880 to 1890. The Dow Bridge, a mile southeast of here on Main Street, is of the same rare design. It has been restored . . . — Map (db m116367) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Early Franconia
This quiet site once buzzed with activity as the center of Franconia's economy during the time of the Industrial Revolution. A dam about 200 feet upstream provided water power for an iron smelter across the river and for grist, saw and . . . — Map (db m116363) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Iron Furnace
Across the Gale River stands New Hampshire's sole surviving blast furnace. It is unusual, as well, in its octagonal shape and its remarkable condition. A huge wooden shed protected the furnace and workers from the weather. The shed filled . . . — Map (db m116364) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — 009 — Stone Iron Furnace
Due west stands New Hampshire's sole-surviving example of a post-Revolutionary furnace for smelting local iron ore. The industry flourished during first half of 19th century. It produced pig and bar iron for farm tools and cast iron ware, including . . . — Map (db m116365) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 190 — Haverhill-Bath Bridge
Constructed in 1829 by the towns of Bath and Haverhill at a cost of about $2,400, this is one of the oldest covered bridges in the United States. Built with 3-by-10-inch planks that were probably sawn at an adjacent mill, the span is the earliest . . . — Map (db m77800) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lincoln — The First Passenger Carrying Aerial Tramway in North America
The First Passenger Carrying Aerial Tramway in North America was erected on Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch in 1938. When loaded, this tramcar carried 27 passengers to the summit of cannon mountain in 9 minutes. This type of car had served 42 . . . — Map (db m97237) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lisbon — 070 — Old Coal Kiln
A reminder of bygone days, this stone structure was used to make wood into charcoal for the nearby iron smelters. Pine knots, a waste material from the adjacent lumber mill, were a prime source for charcoal. Charcoal production through this kiln, . . . — Map (db m77674) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Methodist Church
This building was graced with the first church bell and spire in town. Built in 1850 on the site of the Old Red Store, a pioneer tavern, the church was dedicated on January 8, 1851. A Greek Revival portico with two fluted Doric columns was . . . — Map (db m116306) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — Rounsevel Building
When erected in 1889, this building housed the Littleton Public Library and the Christian Science Society, in which R.D. Rounsevel was prominent. Its tenants included diverse retailers, insurance offices, the Republic-Journal newspaper, and . . . — Map (db m116354) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — The Curran Suspension Bridge
The Curran Suspension Bridge, and its engineer, Kenneth Curran, enjoy a long and rich history in the Town of Littleton, a history that reflects the industrious, self-reliant nature of both town and benefactor. The Curran Bridge is the . . . — Map (db m116228) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Brigadier General John Stark 1728 - 1822 Victor of the Battle of Bennington 1777 —

"There they are boys! We beat them today Or Molly Stark sleeps A widow tonight!

Design by John Rogers - 1889 Sculpture by Robert Shure Gift of John Brooks Threfall - 1999 — Map (db m117677) HM WM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Christos Kalivas

In abiding memory of Christos Kalivas who was the first Greek American to sacrifice his life for our country in World War I

This memorial made possible through the untiring efforts of Chris J. Agrafiotis . . . — Map (db m117728) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Governor Moody Currier Gateway Entrance

Valley Cemetery Founded 1841 listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 2004

Erected by Mrs Currier In memory of her husband Governor Moody Currier . . . — Map (db m117716) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Mary E. Elliot

The founder of the "Elliot Hospital," Born May 22, 1823. Died Mar. 20, 1880 — Map (db m117725) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Valley Cemetery Welcome

Established in 1841 Designed in the Rural Cemetery style

Built on land deeded to the City of Manchester by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company.

Resting place of Manchester laborers, civic leaders, industrialists and . . . — Map (db m117718) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Concord Clock
Originally in the tower of the Board of Trade building at School and North Main Streets, the Concord Clock was manufactured by E. Howard Co., Boston, Massachusetts, and purchased in 1872 through public subscription. The cast steel bell, made in . . . — Map (db m115899) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Concord's Architectural Heritage

These architectural artifacts from historic Concord buildings—pilaster capitals, gargoyles, cornices and other decorative stonework—are displayed here...

In celebration of Concord's Architectural Heritage whose . . . — Map (db m117581) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — New Hampshire State House Chambers 1819 June 2 1969

The nation's oldest state house in which the legislature still occupies its original chambers — Map (db m117550) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Hill — 0162 — New Hill Village
In February 1937, Hill residents learned that their village, near the Pemigewasset River, was to become a flood control reservoir for the Franklin Falls dam project. By January of 1940, the citizens of Hill formed an association, purchased . . . — Map (db m139315) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Hooksett — 1790 Milestone
Erected by towns or businesses to aid unfamiliar travelers, milestones typically stood up to 5' tall, were crudely carved out of roughly hewn granite, and often referred to towns by first initial only. They could be both difficult to read and . . . — Map (db m115834) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Loudon — Shaker Village

Take opposite road 2.6 miles to the attractive buildings of this Utopian community organized in 1792 in the township of Canterbury. The Shakers established high standards of agricultural efficiency, craftsmanship and domestic skill for their . . . — Map (db m117623) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Pembroke — Pembroke Street / Watering Trough
(side 1: Pembroke Street) Pembroke Street is one of several parallel roads laid out when the town was planned between 1730~36. The original large lots along this wide thoroughfare were subdivided into smaller lots for dwellings, . . . — Map (db m115824) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — Portcullis
Replaced by the New Hampshire Daughters of the American Revolution commemorating the capture of the fort by New Hampshire Patriots December 14, 1774. Dedicated August 10, 1974 — Map (db m135324) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — Walbach Tower
Nearby Walbach Tower is one of several built along the Atlantic coast during the War of 1812. Its builder, John de Barth Walbach, came to America from France in 1797. He joined the U.S. Army the following year and rose in rank from a lieutenant . . . — Map (db m135298) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — Walbach Tower
From Colonial times through World War II to the present day, Fort Point has played a strategic role in the defense of our coastline. Walbach Tower, built in 1814 during the War of 1812, was one of Fort Point's more interesting but mostly . . . — Map (db m135300) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Haven Park Portsmouth Visual Label Program
The land for this park was given to the city by Miss Eliza A. Haven through a bequest following her death in 1897. The last direct descendant of Dr. Samuel Haven, who stipulated in his will that the ancestral family mansion be “taken . . . — Map (db m97042) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Memorial Bridge 1923-2012
Photo 1 The memorial bridge was constructed between 1920 and 1923 and demolished in 2012. It was the second bridge built across the fast and deep waters of Portsmouth Harbor. The 1923 bridge was the first vertical lift bridge constructed . . . — Map (db m97036) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — 234 — US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth, NH (1940)
The Bypass was part of a major New Deal project to move U.S. Route 1 traffic away from the congested streets of downtown Portsmouth. The Bypass created a second Piscataqua River crossing into Maine via the Interstate (Sarah M. Long) Bridge. The . . . — Map (db m85404) HM

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