Facts About New Hampshire
- New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence of the thirteen original colonies from Mother England. It declared itself free 6 months before the declaration of independence was signed.
- The first white potato ever grown in North America was planted in Londonderry’s own Common Field.
- The first free, meaning tax-supported public library in the United States was established in 1833 in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
- The record for second-highest surface wind speed ever witnessed by man was reported at the summit of Mount Washington on April 12, 1934. The wind squall was observed at 231 miles per hour.
- Operating machinery is illegal on Sunday in New Hampshire. Picking up seaweed is also forbidden. You may not sell the clothes that you are wearing to settle a gambling debt.
- Mt. Washington in New England’s highest peak at 6,288 ft. (1,900 M). It is frequently regarded as one of the most dangerous mountains in the world with over 150 deaths since 1849.
- New Hampshire has one of the largest parliamentary bodies in the world with 424 members.
- New Hampshire has no sales or income tax. Go to any New Hampshire shopping center, and at least 50% of the vehicles are from the other 5 New England states.
- People here are very loyal to Boston sports teams. It’s a sin to root for the Montreal Canadiens or New York teams.
- Ever since 1952, the New Hampshire Primary gave New Hampshire international attention as presidential candidates battle it out in the nation’s most important primary.
- Cannon Mountain is also home to the first passenger tramway in North America. It was constructed in 1938 and covers 2.1 miles.
- There are almost 1900 manufacturing businesses in New Hampshire. The total output from manufacturing was $7.7 billion in 2011. In 2013 New Hampshire exported $3.2 billion in products.
- The nation’s 14th president, Franklin Pierce, was born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. The piece was known as the “Young Hickory of the Granite Hills.”
- Despite its geographical separation from the original and its Western counterpart, New Hampshire was in fact originally called North Virginia.
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