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Dover, New Hampshire, USA
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Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA

"Dover, a beautiful city, capital of Strafford co., N.H., is situated on both sides of the Cocheco River, at the head of navigation, 68 miles N. by E. of Boston, and 11 miles N.N.W. of Portsmouth. Lat. 43° 13' N.; lon. 70°54' W. It is on the Boston & Maine Railroad, and is connected with Portsmouth by the Portsmouth & Dover Railroad. The Dover & Winnipiseogee Railroad extends from this place to Alton Bay. The site of Dover is hilly or uneven, and some of the streets cross each other obliquely. It contains a city hall, a court-house, the Dover Library, 11 churches, a high school, an academy, 3 national banks, 3 hotels, 3 savings banks, and newspaper offices which issue 3 daily, 3 weekly, and 2 semi-monthly papers. Dover is favorably situated for trade and manufactures. The river here has a direct fall of 32 feet, affording abundant, water-power. The Cocheco Manufacturing Company, with a capital of $1,500,000, have here 5 large cotton-mills from 5 to 7 stories high, and employ about 1200 operatives, working 2300 looms and 95,000 spindles. The Cocheco Print-Works have 12 printing-machines, a capacity for printing 40,000,000 yards a year, and employ 437 hands. Dover has also large manufactures of boots and shoes, an iron-foundry, a woollen-mill, gas-works, &c. About 12 vessels are owned here. This is the oldest town in the state, having been settled in 1623. Pop. in 1870, 9294; in 1880, 11,684; in 1890, 12,790."

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

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Dover, New Hampshire, USA

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History of / News About Dover, New Hampshire, USA

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1623 - Dover, the first permanent settlement, is founded.
oldest settlement in New Hampshire
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In 1676, many Indians fled Massachusetts due to bloody fighting between a confederation of Indian tribes and English settlers. By September, over 400 Indians were at the the Cochecho (Dover) settlement.
Half of them were strangers. Two companies of Massachusetts soldiers arrived to recapture the...Read MORE...

In 1684, the Governor ordered that the meeting house at Dover be fortified against Indian attacks.
Every neighborhood developed at least one fortified blockhouse where people could flee to safety if ...Read MORE...

The Cochecho Massacre - On June 27, 1684, Penacook Indians attacked Major Walderne's house in Dover. Other attacks soon followed.
Twenty-three people were killed and twenty-nine were taken captive.
www.dover.lib.nh.us/ doverhistory/ cocheco.htm
1828 - On December 30, 1828, about 400 mill girls walked out of the Dover Cotton Factory enacting the first women's strike in the United States.
The Dover mill girls were forced to give in when the mill owners immediately began advertising for...Read MORE...

1859
DOVER, a town of Strafford co., New Hampshire, U.S., situated 10 m. S by E of Rochester, on the S...Read MORE...

News  Union Block Fire - 1862
DOVER, N. H., Jan. 6. The Union Block on Central square, in this city, was found on fire this...Read MORE...

News  1889 - THE CITY HALL AND PUBLIC OFFICES THEREIN DESTROYED.
DOVER, N. H., March 22. - At 2:30 o'clock this morning fire was discovered near the furnace under...Read MORE...

News  1893 - A NEW HAMPSHIRE HORROR. FORTY-FOUR PERSONS BURNED IN THE DOVER INSANE ASYLUM.
Dover, N. H., Feb. 10. - The County Insane Asylum, four miles from here, was burned last night and...Read MORE...

News  1906 ANOTHER FIRE. STARTS IN THE RUINS OF DOVER MASONIC TEMPLE.
A fire started in the ruins of Masonic Temple in Dover early Wednesday morning and gave the firemen ...Read MORE...

News  1907 DOVER MILL DEATHS PROMPTS A FIRE ESCAPE LAW
Act Is Introduced in New Hampshire Legislature Providing for Safety Equipment on All Buildings of...Read MORE...

1916
Dover, a city, capital of Strafford co., N.H., is situated on both sides of the Cocheco River, at...Read MORE...

News  1932 SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION CAUSE OF MILLION DOLLAR FIRE IN DOVER, N.H. BUILDING.
Dover, N.H., Jan. 4, (AP) - Plans were under way today to rebuild the Morrell building, destroyed...Read MORE...

News  1933 DOVER CITY HALL DESTROYED - $100,000 LOSS IN DISASTROUS FIRE THIS MORNING
Aid Summoned From Portsmouth, Somersworth, Rochester And Berwick

Concord, Aug. 3. - Dover city...Read MORE...


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