History of portsmouth nh book

New hampshire and the premier presidential primary. Linda landry writes in her 2003 book, classic new hampshire. The town was founded by william crawford, a wealthy merchant and ship owner who at various times had held office as the norfolk county presiding court judge, high sheriff, militia lieutenant colonel and representative to the house of burgesses. The history of new hampshire 17911792 3 vol classic volume 1, or the 1862 edition with corrections. The following title is offered for sale by the society. Just like the beautiful new flowers on this witch hazel right outside our discover portsmouth welcome center exhibition galleries, portsmouth historical society will also be emerging from the winter doldrums with beautiful new restrooms. Navy probes atomic sub tragedy after loss of uss thresher. A brief history of portsmouth, new hampshire paperback 1998 by j. Includes a list at the end of two dozen vintagetomodern books for. Turns out that the city hid a key part of its history. In 1850 the portsmouth times and naval gazette often known simply as the portsmouth times began publication. The town, incorporated by massachusetts in 1653 and named for portsmouth, england, served as the seat of new hampshire s provincial government until the american revolution. Stranded home amid a coronavirus pandemic, readers this week are buying old books about thats right other pandemics. Our vision for portsmouth couples all this with a cafe serving espresso, beer, wine, cocktails, baked goods and small plates all amongst a literary salon.

The history focuses on the nh area but its stories spread all over the northeast colonies. Its earliest days as a colonial seaport led to a successful shipbuilding industry in the 1700s, and it flourished in the 19th century as the nations leading manufacturer of cotton goods. These historical societies can often be a great source of information for your family history research. Our collection consists of books, articles, city documents tax records, annual reports, etc. We have newspapers on microfilm, and some original copies of the new hampshire gazette and other portsmouth papers. Historia emporium the history store models soldiers. Books can be purchased in the discover portsmouth museum shop, or by calling 6034368433. This book could almost stand alone as a narrative history of portsmouth itself. I selected this 1965 news photograph for the sign in the background. Sammons used that research as the basis of this book. Government printing office, 1892 navyyards and naval stations 219 pages. Seabrook the 200page visual history of seabrook, new hampshire is coming this summer, but those wanting the photochronicle of the towns past can preorder the book at.

Whaleback lighthouse history by jeremy dentremont whaleback marks the approach to the harbor of portsmouth, new hampshire, and has often been referred to as a new hampshire lighthouse, but this. Even if you didnt, this iconic decade is well known for political scandal, unique fashions, and civil unrest. Religious persecution in ma forcing people north in search of freedom, relations with the indians after they were nearly wiped out by diseases, and of course the exploration of the white mountains by darby field and others. Find out more by visiting the portsmouth royal dockyard historical trust dedicated to its history and with some fascinating photos and maps or make a visit to the historic dockyards.

New book reveals lost history of slavery in maine black heritage. Joseph dows history of hampton lane memorial library. The permanent settlement occurred in what is now the dover neck area. New book reveals lost history of slavery in maine black. My favorite portsmouth history books for kids seacoast nh. Portsmouth marine society books, portsmouth, new hampshire. Portsmouth and its dockyard are synonymous, the history staggering. We are a unitarian universalist congregation serving the seacoast region of nh, me and ma.

History of the united states navyyard, portsmouth, n. Piscataqua pioneers purchase piscataqua biographies. Book 1 tells the early history of the upper connecticut valley. His latest book, mystery on the isles of shoals, is a thrilling nonfiction study of the infamous 1873 ax he writes from a hideaway office in historic portsmouth, nh near the swirling piscataqua river. For a short history of the new hampshire national guard, including the birth of the states air guard, view this page. The new hampshire national guard as a militia for selfdefense can be traced back to 1623 and the first settlements near the mouth of the pascataqua river in portsmouth, n. Well, yes, there is starbucks in town, and yes, i think theres a dunkin too. Originally planned as a history of portsmouth hospital, this book was expanded to include chapters on early portsmouth physicians, the portsmouth medical. A new hampshire historian shares his fears and favorite local history books for children. Still, theres lobster and sand, history and theater, new hampshires best. The warrens are longtime residents of the seacoast. The plague, a 1947 allegorical novel by albert camus.

In 1692 northam became part of the massachusetts bay colony. Portsmouth was founded as a town in 1752, on 65 acres of land on the shores of the elizabeth river. The states first newspaper, the new hampshire gazette 1756, began publication there. Allen koop earned a phd from the university of pennsylvania. Koop currently teachers european and american history at dartmouth college and has published books and articles on new hampshire and american history including stark decency.

University of new hampshire professor valerie cunningham compiled the research over several years. This hardcovered volume contains both a history of the piscataqua region and biographies of the pioneer settlers from whom members have traced their. A historic seaport and popular summer tourist destination on the piscataqua river bordering the state of maine, portsmouth was formerly the home of the strategic air commands pease air force base, since converted to. Heritage books, 1995 the new hampshire spy, a portsmouth newspaper, was published from october 1786 to march 1793. We did a great deal of walking in our two days in portsmouth, nh and during that time we happened across the book bar. Early history of the new hampshire settlements the narration of a video prepared by alice haubrich 19052005 curator of the piscataqua pioneers, 1990 this is story about great grandfathers and grandmothers yours and mine in 1623. Portsmouth new hampshire, united states britannica. Former police chiefs book chronicles citys history in. It was originally published in two volumes, the first dealing with the towns history from 1638 to the autumn of 1892 and the second being genealogies of hampton families.

Speare is best known for book, stories of new hampshire,a collection of columns she. Ferland, a police officer in portsmouth for over 30 years and recently retired as the citys police chief, writes that all cops are storytellers. Portsmouth shipbuilding history has had a long symbiotic relationship with kittery, maine, across the piscataqua river. New hampshire is the only state to have hosted the formal conclusion of a foreign war. The new hampshire society of genealogists publishes a magazine regularly. Absolute, foolproof evidence that spring has arrived in new hampshire.

From 1878, when the music hall first opened its doors as a vaudeville theater, to its present incarnation as two robust arts venues, it has helped to position downtown portsmouth, new hampshire as one of the most vibrant cultural destinations in new england. These 14 photos of new hampshire in the 1970s are mesmerizing. We encourage you to relax inside or on our beautiful patio while sipping a beverage of your choice and of course, reading a book. Books set in new hampshire score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Dennis will be available to sign copies of his books. Parts of their collections have appeared in numerous publications, including the seacoast new hampshire, a visual history, by robert c. Selected biographies of early settlers in northern new england, portsmouth, n. He is the author of a dozen narrative history books, including wentworth by the sea, strawberry banke museum, under the isles of shoals, and americas privateer. Finalist, african studies associations herskovits award. Ferland, a police officer in portsmouth for over 30 years and recently retired as the citys police chief, writes that all.

New hampshire is one of only nine states that does not require its residents to pay state income tax. Named by british arrivals in 1630, this 10acre openair living history. Portsmouth is a city in rockingham county, new hampshire, united states. More recently, after meeting valerie cunningham and learning of her groundbreaking research on black history in early portsmouth, new hampshire, mrs. Not many lowrent neighborhoods are designed by highminded architects. History civil war, 18611865 record of the soldiers, sailors and marines who served the united states of america in the war of the rebellion and previous wars. Our new hampshire books help you discover the most important events in the states history, its culture, and the communities throughout time. Includes a list at the end of two dozen vintagetomodern books for parents and kids. Over many years, they have collected old photographs and picture postcards of portsmouth and the area. Buy models, toy soldiers, kits, toys, 3d puzzles, books and more at historia emporium the history store. Portsmouth nh is a city that has a full and rich history, and it has evolved over the last century from a roughandtumble military town to a gentrified urban recreational area. My favorite portsmouth history books for kids the truth about bricks and mortar. The city of dover has a long and colorful history spanning nearly four centuries.

The new hampshire history network has an internet site where you can find information about historical societies in many cities and towns of rockingham county. Richard candee of boston university saw something special about the heights of portsmouth. It also preserves what is undoubtedly the finest collection in the state of materials relating to the history of new hampshires only major seaport. This book contains abstracts of articles of genealogical interest, such as marriage and death notices, records of land sales, lists of ship arrivals and departures, and other interesting information about the people of portsmouth. Religious persecution in ma forcing people north in search of freedom, relations with the indians after they were nearly wiped out by diseases, and of course the exploration of the white mountains by. Wall wrote an historical novel, child out of place fall rose books, 2004, for ages 10 and up, based on a fictional, early 19thcentury black family in that locale. A collection of town histories from new hampshire and southern maine, covering the entire piscataqua region, is. His history columns appears weekly in the portsmouth herald. Local history books on new hampshire arcadia publishing. Dover is the oldest continuous settlement in new hampshire and the seventh oldest in the united states. South church portsmouth, portsmouth, new hampshire.

For a few years dover was an independent colony named northam. Youngs work transitioned from the greek revival to the neorenaissance styles, and he designed many federal buildings in the pre civil war era, including bostons custom house and the u. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 21,233, and in 2018 the estimated population was 21,896. Rockingham county, new hampshire genealogy genealogy.

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