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Dover, New Hampshire, USA

Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA

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 replacement workers.

Dover was settled in 1623. It is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire.


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  • 1623 - Dover, the first permanent settlement, is founded.
    oldest settlement in New Hampshire
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 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 escaping Indians.

    It was agreed that 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 Indians attacked. It is estimated that there were ...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 replacement workers.
    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html

  • 1854 - Dover
    Dover, a beautiful post-town, capital of Strafford county, New Hampshire, is situated on both sides of Coeheco river, at the lower falls, where it is ...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    DOVER, a town of Strafford co., New Hampshire, U.S., situated 10 m. S by E of Rochester, on the S side of Cochecto river, about 4 m. above its...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 morning. The following stores and offices were burned...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 the court room in the City Hall building. The...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 forty-four lives were lost.

    When Watchman...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Dover
    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. ...Read MORE...


  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Central Square. Dover, N.H.
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    The Old Corner Central Square
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Sawyer's Mill and Bellami RIver, Diver, N.H.
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Episcopal Church
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Central Avenue Baptist Church
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Locust Street, Looking South, 1905
  • 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 a stubborn fight. Water was poured on the blaze...Read MORE...


  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    New High School, 1906
  • 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 Three or More Stories.

    Concord, N. H., Jan. 29....Read MORE...


  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Children's Home, 1909
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    First Church
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    City Hall
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Strafford Co. Court House
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Public Library
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Post Office
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Dover N.H. B. & M. R.R. Station
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Wentworth Home for the Aged
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Guppy House, 1911
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    American House
  • 1916
    Dover, a city, capital of Strafford co., N.H., is situated on both sides of the Cocheco River, at the head of navigation, and on the Boston and Maine ...Read MORE...


  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Central Avenue Showing City Hall
  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Woodman Institute
  • 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 yesterday in the most disastrous fire in the city's ...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 hall was destroyed by fire early today with a loss...Read MORE...


  • Dover, New Hampshire, USA
    Bird's-Eye View


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Sawyer's Mill and Bellami RIver, Diver, N.H.

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Locust Street, Looking South, 1905

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New High School, 1906

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Dover N.H. B. & M. R.R. Station

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Wentworth Home for the Aged

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Guppy House, 1911

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American House

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Central Avenue Showing City Hall

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  • 1623 - Dover, the first permanent settlement, is founded.
    oldest settlement in New Hampshire
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 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 escaping Indians.

    It was agreed that 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 Indians attacked. It is estimated that there were ... 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 replacement workers.
    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ new-hampshire.html
  • 1854 - Dover
    Dover, a beautiful post-town, capital of Strafford county, New Hampshire, is situated on both sides of Coeheco river, at the lower falls, where it is ... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    DOVER, a town of Strafford co., New Hampshire, U.S., situated 10 m. S by E of Rochester, on the S side of Cochecto river, about 4 m. above its... 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 morning. The following stores and offices were burned... 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 the court room in the City Hall building. The... 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 forty-four lives were lost.

    When Watchman... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Dover
    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. ... 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 a stubborn fight. Water was poured on the blaze... 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 Three or More Stories.

    Concord, N. H., Jan. 29.... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Dover, a city, capital of Strafford co., N.H., is situated on both sides of the Cocheco River, at the head of navigation, and on the Boston and Maine ... 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 yesterday in the most disastrous fire in the city's ... 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 hall was destroyed by fire early today with a loss... Read MORE...

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