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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

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Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA

In 1722, John Goffe III settled beside Cohas Brook, later building a dam and sawmill at what was dubbed Old Harry's Town. It was granted by Massachusetts in 1727 as Tyngstown to veterans of Queen Anne's War who served in 1703 under Captain William Tyng. But at New Hampshire's 1741 separation from Massachusetts, the grant was ruled invalid and substituted with Wilton, Maine, so Governor Benning Wentworth rechartered the town in 1751 as Derryfield. Derryfield remains a neighborhood in contemporary Manchester, along its easternmost area adjacent to Massabesic Lake.

In 1807, Samuel Blodget opened a canal and lock system to allow vessels passage around the falls. He envisioned here a great industrial center, "the Manchester of America", like the Industrial Revolution's Manchester in England, the first industrialized city in the world. In 1809, Benjamin Prichard and others built a cotton spinning mill operated by water power on the western bank of the Merrimack. Following Blodgett's suggestion, Derryfield was renamed Manchester in 1810, the year the mill was incorporated as the Amoskeag Cotton & Woolen Manufacturing Company...wikipedia

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA


Manchester, N.H., May 13. - The large six-story KENNARD business block was badly damaged by fire this morning, with a loss... Read MORE...

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Amoskeag National Bank and Merchants National Bank

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Amoskeag Falls, Bridge and Gate House, Merrimac River, Manchester, N.H.

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Elm Street looking North

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History of Manchester, New Hampshire / History of towns in United...Read MORE...

1810 - Manchester, New Hampshire founded
We stop the press to announce a frightful accident that occurred near this city, on the Central...Read MORE...

News  1870 - DISASTROUS FIRES. Six Acres of Buildings Burned in Manchester, N.H. -Two Hundred Families Rendered Homeless
Manchester, N.H., July 8. At 2 o’clock this morning a fire broke out in one of the buildings in the ...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Long-term Letter Carrier
Manchester, N.H., boasts of a letter-carrier who has been such in that city for twenty two years,...Read MORE...

News  1873 - May 20 - Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive United States patent #139121 for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim work pants.
Levi Strauss & Co. begin manufacturing the famous Levi's brand of jeans, using fabric from the...Read MORE...

News  1896 - Dam and Bridge Gone.
Manchester, N. H., March 2. - The Merrimac and Piscataquog rivers, swelled by the continued rain of ...Read MORE...

News  1903 - FIRE AT MANCHESTER. The Massabesic Hotel Destroyed - Probably the Work of an Incendiary.
Manchester, N. H. May 14. - The Massabesic hotel in this city was destroyed by fire tonight. The...Read MORE...

Manchester, a city, one of the capitals of Hillsboro co., N.H., is situated on the Merrimac River,...Read MORE...

Manchester, N. H., April 8. - All the worldly possessions of 2000 Greeks, Armenians,...Read MORE...

News  1914 - June 24 – In Manchester, New Hampshire, a downtown fire causes $400,000 damage and injures 19 firemen.
June 24, 1914
1969 - October 30 - WXPO TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast

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