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Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA

"Keene, a beautiful city, the capital of Cheshire co, N.H., in Keene township, on the Ashuelot River, and on *Cheshire division of the Fitchburg Railroad, the Ash "lot division of the Connecticut River Railroad, and the Southern division of the Boston & Maine Railroad. It is 42 miles N.W. of Fitchburg, Mass., 92 miles N.W. of Boston, and about 50 miles W.S.W. of Concord. It is built on level ground, has wide and straight streets, mostly ornamented with shade-trees, and contains a court-house, 8 hurches, 4 national banks, 2 savings-banks, a city hall, a high school, and a public library. One daily and 2 weekly newspapers are published here. Keene has manufactures of furniture, leather, pottery, chairs, woollen goods, bricks, and carriages. Pop. in 1890, 7446."

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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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    First Congregational Church
    Erected 1786 - Moved in 1828 - Enlarged in 1860
  • 1812 - May 4 - A foot of snow fell near Keene, NH

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  • News 1822 - Tavern Fire
    Keene, (N. H.) June 1. FIRE. - The inhabitants of this village were alarmed on Monday night, about 11 o'clock by the flames bursting through the roof ...Read MORE...


  • News 1854 - Storm
    THE STORM of last week was very severe with us, but much more so in other parts. At Manchester several unfinished buildings were blown down. At Keene ...Read MORE...


  • News 1865 - Destructive Fire at Keene, N. H.
    KEENE, N. H., Oct. 21. - About twelve o'clock on Thursday night fire was discovered in the rear of Richards' block, which was soon communicated to...Read MORE...


  • News 1867 - Another DESTRUCTIVE FIRE in KEENE.
    On Monday afternoon of this week Keene was visited by a conflagration which in the amount of property destroyed, and in detriment to the...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - Three Fingers Mangled.
    While jointing some heavy two-inch planks upon the buzz planer at Nims, Whitney & Co.'s, Thursday morning, Oscar H. Fay let his left hand slip from...Read MORE...


  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Court Street
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Hotel Ellis
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Cheshire House
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    B. & M. R.R. Yards
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    High School and Armory
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    The Square, 1907
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Factories and Freight Yards, 1908
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    St. Bernards Catholic Church, 1908
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Elliot City Hospital, 1909
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    The Saturday Auction, 1910
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Cheshire County Jail
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Lancaster Shoe Company's Factory
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    State Normal School
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    New Depot, 1910
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Y.M.C.A.
  • 1916
    Keene, a city, the capital of Cheshire co., N.H., on the Ashuelot River and on the Boston and Maine R., 50 miles WSW. of Concord. It contains a...Read MORE...


  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Main Cutting Plant of the Victoria White Granite Company
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Central Square
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Surry Road, 1937
  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Main Street looking North, 1940s
  • 1968 - May 21 - WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

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