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Keene, New Hampshire, USA

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Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA
The community was granted as "Upper Ashuelot" in 1735 by Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher to 63 settlers who paid five pounds each and whose properties were assigned by lot. Settled after 1736, it was intended to be a fort town protecting the Province of Massachusetts Bay during the French and Indian Wars. When the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was fixed in 1741, Upper Ashuelot became part of New Hampshire.

In 1747, during King George's War, the village was attacked and burned by Natives. Colonists fled to safety, but would return to rebuild in 1749. It was regranted to its inhabitants in 1753 by Governor Benning Wentworth, who renamed it "Keene" after Sir Benjamin Keene, English minister to Spain and a West Indies trader...wikipedia

Keene, New Hampshire, USA

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1812 - May 4 - A foot of snow fell near Keene, NH
News  1822 - Tavern Fire
Keene, (N. H.) June 1. FIRE. - The inhabitants of this village were alarmed on Monday night, about...Read MORE...

News  1854 - Storm
THE STORM of last week was very severe with us, but much more so in other parts. At Manchester...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...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...Read MORE...

News  1890 - Three Fingers Mangled.
While jointing some heavy two-inch planks upon the buzz planer at Nims, Whitney & Co.'s, Thursday...Read MORE...

Keene, a city, the capital of Cheshire co., N.H., on the Ashuelot River and on the Boston and Maine ...Read MORE...

1968 - May 21 - WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

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