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Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA

"Concord, a city, the capital of New Hampshire, an!' Merrimack co., is pleasantly situated on the right bank : the Merrimack River, 18 miles N. of Manchester, and 13 miles by railroad N.N.W. of Boston. Lat. about 45° 13' N.; lon. 71°29'W. It extends 2 miles or more along the river, and has wide straight streets, lighted by electricity. The hotels and principal business houses are on." street and Railroad Square. Concord is supplied with good water by works constructed in 1872 at an expense of $200,000. It contains a granite state-house, a government building, and the state library building, situated in the centre of a beautiful common shaded with maples and elms, a city hall, 12 churches (4 Congregational, 3 Baptist, 2 Methodist, 1 Unitarian, 1 Roman Catholic, and 1 Universalist), 3 national banks, 3 savings-banks, a state prison, a high school, St. Paul's School (Episcopal), charmingly located about one mile from the state-house, a state lunatic asylum, and a public library, besides the state library of 11,000 volumes. Two daily and 3 weekly newspapers are published here. Concord has abundant water-power, and extensive manufactures of cotton goods, woollen goods, carriages, machinery, leather belting, wooden-ware, organs, &c. It is connected with Boston by the Concord & Montreal Railroad. The other railroads which meet here are the Concord & Claremont, and the Concord division of the Boston & Maine. Here are quarries of fine granite, of which large quantities are exported. Pop, in 1870, 12,241; in 1880, 13,843; in 1890, 16,948."

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
J.B. Lippincott, 1895

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State Block, 1870

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Main Street looking South, Concord, N.H.

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Park Street showing Historical Society Bldg., State House and Library, Concord, N.H.

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Main Street looking South from Memorial Arch, Concord, N.H.

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North State Street, Concord, N. H.

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B. & M. Yards

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Central Fire Station

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Pleasant View, Home of Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy


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State Library, 1905

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Post Office, 1905

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Memorial Arch and Capitol, 1906

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First Church of Christian Scientists, 1906

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City Hall, 1907

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New Upper School. St. Paul School, 1909

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State Capitol

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Look Out, Contoocook Park


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New Auto Fire Truck, Chief Green and Crew, 1910

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New England Tel. and Tel Co. Building

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State Prison

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Railroad Y.M.C.A.

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State Hospital (Bancroft Building)

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State Street

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Wonolancet Club

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Christian Science Pleasant View Home


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Historical Building
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History and News of Concord, New Hampshire, USA

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  • 1725 - Concord, New Hampshire founded
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  • 1787 - Levi Hutchins of Concord invented the first alarm clock.
    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html
  • 1808 - Capital established
    State capital established in Concord
  • 1859
    CONCORD, the cap. of Merrimac co, and the state of New Hampshire, situated on both sides of the Merrimac river, 65 m. NNW of Boston, in N lat. 43 12... Read MORE...

  • News  1866 - LARGE FIRE AT CONCORD.
    Concord has had a narrow escape from a disastrous conflagration, but fortunately there was little wind and the steam fire engine companies assisted... Read MORE...

  • News  1867 - Burning of the American House at Concord, N. H. - The Democratic Headquarters.
    A correspondent of the Boston Transcript write as follows of the American House at Concord, N. H., which with other buildings was destroyed by fire... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Saw-Mill and Railroad Bridge Burned at Concord, N. H.
    SAW-MILL AND RAILROAD BRIDGE BURNED.

    CONCORD, N. H., Aug. 19.- FARNUM & MARTIN'S steam saw-mill, in West Concord, was destroyed by fire today. The ... Read MORE...

  • News  1874 - Fire on State Street.
    An alarm of fire was given last Monday morning at 15 minutes past 12 o'clock, which brought out the department. It proceeded from the two-story... Read MORE...

  • News  1875 - Accident.
    On Tuesday last Mr. Harry Bartlett was loading a heavy trunk upon his baggage express wagon, when, by a little start of the horse, the trunk fell... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - SEVERAL PASSENGERS INJURED - And Three May Die as the Result of a Railroad Accident.
    CONCORD, N. H., Aug. 27. - The down express on the Concord Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad due here at 2:28 P. M. left the rails on account ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Concord, a city, the capital of New Hampshire and of Merrimack co., is pleasantly situated on the right bank of the Merrimac River and on the Boston... Read MORE...

  • News  1920 - $150,000 FIRE AT CONCORD, N.H.
    WHITE'S OPERA HOUSE BLOCK PRACTICALLY DESTROYED THIS MORNING.

    BULK OF LOSS FELL UPON E. J. GALLAGHER, PUBLISHER OF CONCORD DAILY... Read MORE...

  • News  1932 - September 16-17 - Concord NH was drenched with 5.97 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a record for that location.
    The Weather Channel
    September 17, 1932
  • News  February 16, 1943 - Record cold prevailed in the northeastern U.S. The mercury plunged to 43 degrees below zero at Concord NH.
    The Weather Channel
    February 16, 1943
  • News  1950 - November 25-26 - Wind gusts to 110 mph recorded at Concord NH
    The Weather Channel
    November 26, 1950

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