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Suncook Village, New Hampshire (Images of America Series)
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Suncook Village, New Hampshire (Images of America Series)

by Carol Martel
 

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Located within the boundaries of the towns of Allenstown and Pembroke, Suncook, first granted as a township in 1728, has developed a rich history all its own. Railroad transportation was instrumental to the establishment and growth of three large textile mills. The first railroad system, the Concord and Portsmouth line, began in 1852. A second line, the Suncook

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Located within the boundaries of the towns of Allenstown and Pembroke, Suncook, first granted as a township in 1728, has developed a rich history all its own. Railroad transportation was instrumental to the establishment and growth of three large textile mills. The first railroad system, the Concord and Portsmouth line, began in 1852. A second line, the Suncook Valley Railroad, followed in 1869. Drawn by advertisements in Canadian newspapers, French Canadian workers began migrating from Quebec in large numbers. By the late 1800s, Suncook had become known as “le Petit Canada.” The power of the Suncook and Merrimack Rivers, scenic beauty in the area, and the connectivity brought through transportation helped transform a small industrial village into a vibrant and lasting community.

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In the late 19th century, New Hampshire's Suncook Village earned praise as "le Petit Canada." But even with that proud nickname, this tiny little community has easy to pass by. Perhaps it was that neglect that added to its charm, justly celebrated here in a neat addition to Arcadia's Images of America series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738557526
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/05/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,339,416
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Carol A. Martel, author of The History of East Allenstown and Bear Brook State Park, is a historian, research writer, and preservationist. The vintage images in Suncook Village come from numerous private collections, historical societies, and libraries.

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