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Hudson,  New Hampshire, USA - Largest Wild Animal Farm in United States Entrance to Bensons Wild Animal Farm, Hunson, N. H. (1932)

Hudson, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA

Hudson was this sleepy little farming community up until 1924 when John T. Benson bought a piece of land that was actually a tuberculosis health farm.
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Benson's Wild Animal Farm was a private zoo and amusement park in Hudson, New Hampshire, United States. It opened to the public in 1926 and closed in 1987. wikipedia.org




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Largest Wild Animal Farm in United States
Entrance to Bensons Wild Animal Farm, Hunson, N. H. (1932
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Largest Wild Animal Farm in United States
Entrance to Bensons Wild Animal Farm, Hunson, N. H. (1932)
The Webster School
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The Webster School
Barrett's Hill Road
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Hill's Memorial Library
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1839 - Hudson
Hudson, New Hampshire
Hillsborough county. This town lies 17 miles S.E. from Amherst and 38 S. from Concord. The land here is of easy cultivation. On the river are fine intervales, of a deep rich soil. Distant from the river, the land is hilly and somewhat broken. There are two ponds, known by the name of Little Massabesick, and Otternick ponds. This town was included in the grant of Dunstable, and was settled as early as 1710. The first settlements were made on the banks of the river, where the Indians had cleared fields for cultivating corn. The first inhabitants lived in garrisons. While the men were abroad in the fields and forests, the women and children were lodged in these places for security. Near the Indian cornfields have been found cinders of a blacksmith's forge, which have led to the conjecture that they employed a smith to manufacture their implements of war and agriculture. Incorporated, 1746, by the name of Nottingham-West, which it retained until July 1, 1830, when... Read MORE...

1854 - Hudson
Hudson, a township of Hillsborough co., New Hampshire, on the Merrimack river, which is here crossed by a bridge, about 36 miles S. by E. from Concord, contains a small village of its own name. Population, 1312.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1866 - A NARROW ESCAPE.
During the shower on Sunday evening, the 8th inst., the lightning struck the house of Mr. J. W. Wallace, in Hudson, and passed through into the barn. In its passage through the house it struck Mrs. Wallace on her foot, completely tearing open the upper leather of her shoe, but doing her no injury, except slightly burning her foot and one of her fingers. She was sitting beside her child which was in a cradle, at the time the lightning struck. A wonderfully narrow escape. The only other injury done was the breaking of six squares of glass and killing three hens.
The meeting house in Hollis was struck by lightning during the same shower. - Gazette.
The Farmers' Cabinet
Amherst, New Hampshire
July 19, 1866
1895 - Hudson
Hudson, a post-village of Hillsborough co, N.H., in Hudson township, about 18 miles S. of Manchester and 3 miles by rail E. of Nashua. The township is bound" the W. by the Merrimac River, and has 4 churches, a carriage-factory, &c. Pop. in 1890, 1092.
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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2023 - Here's a list of the best places to go and things to do in Hudson:
Benson Park:

Start your visit at Benson Park, a beautiful park with walking trails, ponds, and picnic areas. It's a great spot for a leisurely stroll or a family picnic.

Alvirne Hills House:

Explore the Alvirne Hills House, a historic building located within Benson Park. It offers a glimpse into the town's past and often hosts community events.

Green Meadow Golf Club:

Golf enthusiasts will enjoy a round at Green Meadow Golf Club. It features well-maintained courses and a welcoming atmosphere for both beginners and experienced golfers.

Hampshire Hills Sports & Fitness Club:

If you're looking for fitness and recreational activities, Hampshire Hills has it all. From swimming to tennis, this club offers a variety of options for staying active.

Spooky World Presents Nightmare New England:

If you're in town during the Halloween season, don't miss Spooky World. It's a popular haunted attraction that promises a thrilling and spooky experience.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Hudson, New Hampshire, USA

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