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Boscawen, New Hampshire Historical Markers

 
Marker as seen from the North Main Street sidewalk image, Touch for more information
By Douglas Finney, June 5, 2019
Marker as seen from the North Main Street sidewalk
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — 1866 Penacook Academy 1875 1875 Penacook Normal Academy 1880 1880 Penacook Academy and School of Practice 1883 —
To honor and perpetuate the memory of those who actuated by their faith in education and their love for their community, by their wisdom, their courage, and their sacrifices, founded these schools, and with their associates and their successors . . . — Map (db m134930) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Air Force History in New Hampshire
Grenier Army Air Field Manchester Londonderry 1941-1966 Named for Lt Jean Grenier, Army Air Corps pilot killed flying mail in Utah in 1934. During WWII over 52000 crewmembers receive final training in over 9000 B-17, B-24, and other combat . . . — Map (db m119750) HM WM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Birthplace of Gen. John A. Dix
Born July 24, A.D. 1798. "If anyone attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot." — Map (db m66408) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Birthplace of Hon. Moody Currier
Born April 6, A.D. 1806. Editor, Banker, Poet, Legislator and Scholar. Governor of New Hampshire 1885-1887. — Map (db m66407) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Birthplace of William Pitt Fessenden
Birthplace of William Pitt Fessenden. Born Oct. 6, A.D. 1806. United States Senator from Maine for thirteen years. Secretary of the U.S. Treasury 1864-1865. — Map (db m66404) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Daniel Webster's First Law Office
Near this spot A.D. 1805 stood the first law office of Daniel Webster the great interpreter of the American Constitution. One of the world's great orators. "Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever." — Map (db m66772) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — 0256 — Gerrish Depot
Constructed in 1855 to replace the original station, this is the oldest surviving depot on the former Northern Railroad. First known as "North Boscawen Depot,” it was renamed in 1909 following a fatal train collision caused by confusion . . . — Map (db m131418) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — 0049 — Hannah Dustin 1657 - 1737
Famous symbol of frontier heroism. A victim of an Indian raid in 1697 on Haverhill, Massachusetts, whence she had been taken to a camp site on the nearby island in the river. After killing and later scalping ten Indians, she and the two . . . — Map (db m129625) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Heroum Gesta Fides Justitia
(Front/West side) Hannah Duston Mary Neff Samuel Leonardson March 30 1697 Mid-night (Front base of monument) David Blanchard W. Concord, N.H. (Right/South side) Statua Know ye that we with many . . . — Map (db m135432) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Site Of First Fort A.D. 1739
Site of First Fort. A.D. 1739 One hundred feet square. Built of hewn logs. Erected by the town of Boscawen — Map (db m77998) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — The Webster Homestead
First owned by Daniel Webster in 1805. Sold in 1807 to to his brother Ezekiel, who occupied it until his death in 1829. Eminent as a lawyer and legislator, foremost in all good works, Ezekiel Webster's early death was an irreparable loss to the . . . — Map (db m43498) HM

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