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Rochester, New Hampshire, USA

The town was one of four granted by Colonial Governor Samuel Shute of Massachusetts and New Hampshire during his brief term. Incorporated in 1722, it was named for his close friend, Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester and brother-in-law to King James II.

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  • 1854 - Rochester
    Rochester, a post-village and semi-capital of Strafford county, New Hampshire, about SO miles E. by N. from Concord. It contains a bank, and is the...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - A TERRIFIC BOILER EXPLOSION. SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND MUCH PROPERTY DESTROYED IN A SHOE FACTORY.
    ROCHESTER, N. H., Jan. 18. - Four men were instantly killed and seven seriously injured by the bursting of a boiler here this afternoon, at the shoe...Read MORE...


  • Rochester, New Hampshire, USA
    B. & M. R.R. Station, Rochester, N.H.
  • 1895 - Rochester
    Rochester, a post-village in Rochester township in Strafford co., N.H., near the Cocheco River, 10 miles N.N.W. of Dover, 78 miles N. of Boston, and...Read MORE...


  • Rochester, New Hampshire, USA
    Main Building and Left Wing.
    St. Charles Orphanage
  • Rochester, New Hampshire, USA
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  • Rochester, New Hampshire, USA
    Cocheco River, Rochester, N.H.
  • 1906
    Rochester, a city of Strafford oo., N.H., near the Cocheco River, 10 miles NNW. of Dover, on the Boston and Maine R. It has extensive industries,...Read MORE...


  • News 1914 - SIX PERSONS KILLED WHEN TRAIN STRIKES BUCKBOARD. SINGING "NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE," AND DID NOT HEAR WHISTLE.
    Rochester, N.H., July 11. - Six persons returning from a Sunday-school picnic were killed tonight when the buckboard wagon on which they were riding...Read MORE...


  • News 1936 - ORIGIN OF $100,000 BLAZE AT ROCHESTER STILL UNDETERMINED. FIREMEN INJURED FIGHTING STUBBORN BLAZE THAT GUTTED MICHAEL BLOCK.
    Rochester, Sept. 11 - Still undetermined is the origin of a fire which early yesterday morning caused damage estimated at $100,000 to the MICHAEL...Read MORE...




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B. & M. R.R. Station, Rochester, N.H.

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Public Library

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Cocheco River, Rochester, N.H.

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Main Building and Left Wing.
St. Charles Orphanage

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  • 1854 - Rochester
    Rochester, a post-village and semi-capital of Strafford county, New Hampshire, about SO miles E. by N. from Concord. It contains a bank, and is the... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - A TERRIFIC BOILER EXPLOSION. SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND MUCH PROPERTY DESTROYED IN A SHOE FACTORY.
    ROCHESTER, N. H., Jan. 18. - Four men were instantly killed and seven seriously injured by the bursting of a boiler here this afternoon, at the shoe... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Rochester
    Rochester, a post-village in Rochester township in Strafford co., N.H., near the Cocheco River, 10 miles N.N.W. of Dover, 78 miles N. of Boston, and... Read MORE...

  • Rochester NH History: Then and Now Video


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  • 1906
    Rochester, a city of Strafford oo., N.H., near the Cocheco River, 10 miles NNW. of Dover, on the Boston and Maine R. It has extensive industries,... Read MORE...

  • News  1914 - SIX PERSONS KILLED WHEN TRAIN STRIKES BUCKBOARD. SINGING "NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE," AND DID NOT HEAR WHISTLE.
    Rochester, N.H., July 11. - Six persons returning from a Sunday-school picnic were killed tonight when the buckboard wagon on which they were riding... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - ORIGIN OF $100,000 BLAZE AT ROCHESTER STILL UNDETERMINED. FIREMEN INJURED FIGHTING STUBBORN BLAZE THAT GUTTED MICHAEL BLOCK.
    Rochester, Sept. 11 - Still undetermined is the origin of a fire which early yesterday morning caused damage estimated at $100,000 to the MICHAEL... Read MORE...

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