It Happened in New Hampshire, 2nd: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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From the tragic tale of young Lizzie Bourne's death on Mount Washington to the unsuccessful one hundred-year effort to save the Old Man of the Mountain, It Happened in New Hampshire takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the fascinating characters and episodes that mark the Granite State's eventful past. Here you'll read about the bizarre demise of the Willey family in a Crawford Notch avalanche and Abijah Larned's bungled bank robbery in Charlestown. You'll learn of the mysterious death of Dr. ...
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Overview

From the tragic tale of young Lizzie Bourne's death on Mount Washington to the unsuccessful one hundred-year effort to save the Old Man of the Mountain, It Happened in New Hampshire takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the fascinating characters and episodes that mark the Granite State's eventful past. Here you'll read about the bizarre demise of the Willey family in a Crawford Notch avalanche and Abijah Larned's bungled bank robbery in Charlestown. You'll learn of the mysterious death of Dr. William Dean in Jaffrey and the friendship between World War II prisoners of war and the villagers of Stark. And you'll find out about the daring sea rescue of submariners aboard the Squalus, which sank off the Isles of Shoals.In an easy-to-read style that is entertaining and informative, Stillman Rogers recounts thirty-one of the most captivating moments from New Hampshire's history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762769728
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stillman Rogers is a New Hampshire native whose career as a writer and photographer spans more than 30 years. His travel and winter sports features and photographs appear regularly in newspapers, magazines and websites, where he is the Getaways Editor for examiner.com/Boston and Historic Travel Editor for suite101.com. Stillman’s New England books, co-authored with Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, include New Hampshire Off  the Beaten Path, Travellers Boston and New England, The Rhode Island Guide and Natural Wonders of Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Pannaway: A Colony Is Born-1622 1

Perfidy and Disaster in Dover-1689 6

War on the Frontier-1747 11

The Governors' Ladies-1767 16

A Loyalist's Reward-1771 21

Land of the King's Masts-1772 26

America's First Battle of Independence-1774 31

War Comes to the Frontier-1775 37

During a Time of Revolution, A Plea for the End of Slavery-1779 42

A Presidential Black Eye-1789 48

Tragedy in the Mountains-1826 54

At War with Indian Stream-1835 59

Lizzie Bourne: A Young Life Lost-1855 65

How Not to Rob a Bank-1859 70

The Impossible Railroad-1869 76

How Concord Won the West-1895 81

The World's Eyes on Portsmouth-1905 87

Cornish: Capital of the United States-1915 93

The Last Wild Drive-1915 98

Murder and the Mountains-1918 103

Eight Jolly Campers-1919 109

When David Beat Goliath and Lost: The Textile Workers Strike-1922 115

How New Hampshire Invented Skiing-1932 121

The Big Blow-1934 126

Disaster from the Sky-1938 131

Submarine Down! Death and Resurrection of the Squalus-1939 137

A Village of Prisoners-1944 143

On the World Stage: The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference-1944 149

New Hampshire Picks a President-1952 155

Free Speech: A Governor, a University President, and a Newspaper-1964 161

Not in Our Front Yard-1973 166

Judges in Jeopardy-2000 172

A Symbol Slips Away-2003 177

A Potpourri of New Hampshire Facts 182

Further Reading 186

Index 188

About the Author 192

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