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History of Keene, New Hampshire, USA

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Keene, New Hampshire, USA

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.
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    First Congregational Church
    Erected 1786 - Moved in 1828 - Enlarged in 1860
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  • 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...


  • 1854 - Keene
    Keene, a beautiful post-village and seat of justice of Cheshire county, New Hampshire, is situated on the left bank of the Ashuelot river, and at the ...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...


  • 1895 - Keene
    Keene, a beautiful city, the capital of Cheshire co, N.H., in Keene township, on the Ashuelot River, and on the Cheshire division of the Fitchburg...Read MORE...


  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Court Street
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Hotel Ellis
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Cheshire House
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    B. & M. R.R. Yards
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    High School and Armory
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    The Square, 1907
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Factories and Freight Yards, 1908
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    St. Bernards Catholic Church, 1908
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Elliot City Hospital, 1909
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    The Saturday Auction, 1910
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Cheshire County Jail
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Lancaster Shoe Company's Factory
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    State Normal School
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    New Depot, 1910
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Y.M.C.A.
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  • 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
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Central Square
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Surry Road, 1937
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  • Keene, New Hampshire, USA
    Main Street looking North, 1940s
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  • 1968 - May 21 - WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Keene, New Hampshire, USA
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First Congregational Church
Erected 1786 - Moved in 1828 - Enlarged in 1860
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
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Court Street
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
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Hotel Ellis
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Keene, New Hampshire, USA
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Cheshire House
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Keene, New Hampshire, USA
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B. & M. R.R. Yards
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Keene, New Hampshire, USA
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High School and Armory
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
The Square, 1907
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
Factories and Freight Yards, 1908
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
St. Bernards Catholic Church, 1908
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
Elliot City Hospital, 1909
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
The Saturday Auction, 1910
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
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Cheshire County Jail
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Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
Lancaster Shoe Company's Factory
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
State Normal School
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
New Depot, 1910
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
Y.M.C.A.
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
Main Cutting Plant of the Victoria White Granite Company
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
Central Square
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
Pinterest
Surry Road, 1937
Postcard

Keene, New Hampshire, USA
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Main Street looking North, 1940s
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  • 1812 - May 4 - A foot of snow fell near Keene, NH

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 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...

  • 1854 - Keene
    Keene, a beautiful post-village and seat of justice of Cheshire county, New Hampshire, is situated on the left bank of the Ashuelot river, and at the ... 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...

  • 1895 - Keene
    Keene, a beautiful city, the capital of Cheshire co, N.H., in Keene township, on the Ashuelot River, and on the Cheshire division of the Fitchburg... Read MORE...

  • 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...

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

    historyorb.com

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