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Claremont, New Hampshire, USA - Maynards Shoe Factory, Claremont, N. H.

Claremont, Sullivan, NH

The city was named after Claremont, the country mansion of Thomas Pelham-Holles, Earl of Clare. On October 26, 1764, Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth granted the township to Josiah Willard, Samuel Ashley and 67 others.

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Maynard's Shoe Factory, Claremont, N. H.
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Maynard's Shoe Factory, Claremont, N. H.
Monadnock Mills, Claremont, N. H.
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Monadnock Mills, Claremont, N. H.
Pleasant Street, Claremont, N.H.
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Pleasant Street, Claremont, N.H.
The Old Episcopal and Catholic Churches, West Claremont, N.H.
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The Old Episcopal and Catholic Churches, West Claremont, N.H.
Tremont Square and Hotel Claremont
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Tremont Square and Hotel Claremont
View of Sugar River Valley, from Washington Street, Claremont, N.H.
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View of Sugar River Valley, from Washington Street, Claremont, N.H.
Green Mt. and Sugar River
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Carnegie Public Library
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1839 - Claremont
Claremont, New Hampshire
Sullivan county, is 12 miles N. from Charlestown, 8 W. from Newport, 47 N.N.W. from Concord, and 97 W.N.W. from Portsmouth. This town is watered by Connecticut and Sugar rivers, besides numerous brooks and rivulets. Claremont is a fine undulating tract of territory, covered with a rich gravelly loam, converted into the best meadows and pastures. The hills are sloping acclivities, crowned with elegant summits. The intervales on the rivers are rich and luxuriant. The agricultural products are large and valuable. The houses and buildings present a very favorable appearance, and indicate the wealth and prosperity of the town. In this town are a number of manufactories of cloth, paper, leather, &c. Claremont was granted in 1764.—In this town are fine beds of iron ore and limestone. It received its name from the country seat of Lord Clive, an English general. The first settlement was made in 1762, by Moses Spafford and David Lynde. Many eminent men have resided in... Read MORE...

1879 - FIRE'S DESTRUCTIVE WORK. FIVE PERSONS BURNED TO DEATH. THE TREMONT HOUSE AT CLAREMONT, N. H., DESTROYED - ONE PERSON PROBABLY FATALLY INJURED - THE LOSSES AND INSURANCES.
CLAREMONT, N. H., - March 29. - It was discovered at 1 o'clock this morning that the Tremont House was on fire. The building was leased by F. H. Gibson & Co., with Riley Deming as manager and Frederick Marvin as clerk. The flames were first discovered by Mr. Deming, who, with his family, occupied rooms on the first floor. His wife was awakened by what seemed to be the shattering of a window. She immediately aroused Mr. Deming, who went directly to the office. He detected an indication of fire and an unusual amount of smoke. He started for water, but before it could be procured the room was filled with flames. He then aroused his guests, so far as he was able, and returned to his family, consisting of his wife and son, about 12 years of age.

In this short space of time the fire had gained such headway that Mr. Dening was obliged to leave the rooms through the window. Mr. Gibson, the proprietor, had rooms on the next floor above. He put his wife out of the window, and instructed her... Read MORE...

1887 - FIRE IN A NEW-HAMPSHIRE TOWN.
CLAREMONT, N. H., March 26. - Early this morning fire was discovered in Brown's Block. The building was owned by Oscar J. Brown, and was very largely occupied by business firms, to a greater extent than any other in this State. The Post Office, telegraph office, Central Telephone Exchange, and express office were all in the building, while numerous rooms were occupied by Masonic and other lodges. The loss will reach $50,000, with an insurance of $28,000. When the fire was discovered the whole building was filled with smoke, rendering all attempts to remove the stock futile. Michael Reynolds, the night operator in the telephone office, was asleep when the fire broke out, and was awakened by the smoke. He jumped from a second-story window of the building into the street and it is believed, escaped uninjured. George Judkins and his wife and son, who occupied the upper portion of the building, barely escaped suffocation. They lost all their household goods. In the Post Office a small... Read MORE...

1895 - Claremont
Claremont, klair'mont, or klá're-mont, a beautiful post-Village of Claremont township, Sullivan co., N.H., on the Concord & Claremont Railroad, and on Sugar River, 55 miles W.N.W. of Concord, and 3 or 4 miles E. of the Connecticut River, and bounded on the W. by the Connecticut River. It contains 6 churches, a nationai bank, a savings bank, a liberally endowed institution called the Stevens High School, a public library, 3 cotton-mills, and several manufactories of paper, woollen goods, and other articles. The river falls here 150 feet in the course of a mile, and affords great water-power. It has printing-offices which issue weekly newspapers. The Sullivan Railroad passes through the W. part of the township. P. of township (1890), 5565.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1916
Claremont, a banking post- Tillage of Claremont township (town), Sullivan co., N.H., on the Boston and Maine R. and on the Sugar River, 55 miles WNW. of Concord. It has extensive manufactures of cotton, paper, woollen goods, machinery, machinery sup plies, drills, shoes, etc. The river falls here 150 feet in the course of a mile and affords great water-power. Pop. of the town in 1900, 0498.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Claremont:
Arrowhead Recreation Area:

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, Arrowhead Recreation Area offers activities like hiking, mountain biking, and disc golf. In the winter, it's a popular spot for skiing and snowboarding.

Mount Ascutney State Park:

Just a short drive away, Mount Ascutney State Park is great for hiking and provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Claremont Opera House:

If you're into the arts, check out the Claremont Opera House. It often hosts concerts, theatrical performances, and other cultural events.

Arrowhead Ski Area:

A family-friendly ski area, Arrowhead is a great place to hit the slopes in the winter. They offer skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park:

Take a trip to this park to explore the home, studios, and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a renowned sculptor. The park also hosts various events and exhibits.

Claremont Farmers Market:

For a taste of local flavors, visit the Claremont... Read MORE...

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