New Hampshire Icons: 50 Classic Symbols Of The Granite State

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Did you know that New Hampshire has the shortest coastline of any state (18 miles)? That New Hampshire is home of the first publicly funded library in the world? That Mt. Washington is officially the home of the world's worst weather? That the first potato planted in the US was in Londonderry in 1719? That Wolfeboro is the oldest summer resort in America? That Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is actually in the state of Maine? 

New Hampshire Icons illustrates fifty quintessential symbols that make the Granite State so singularly fascinating, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. Readers will be delighted by the hundreds of full-color-photographs of the people, places, events, foods, animals, and traditions that make New Hampshire the state that it is. From frost heaves to Robert Frost, from Stonyfield Yogurt to the NH State House, from Mt. Washington to Mt. Monadnock, New Hampshire Icons offers up the inside story about the very things that help give this state its unique character.

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New Hampshire literally has something for everyone: urban types looking for bookstores, coffee shops, swank eateries, and nightclubs; outdoorsy folks searching for endless vistas atop the high peaks of the White Mountains; history buffs seeking clues to the state’s rich past; or snow-loving families hoping to schuss the slopes all day long. It is a place of quaint villages, swimming holes, general stores, and hillside farms. And its people, those singular Granite Staters, are the friendly caretakers who make sure it’s there for all to enjoy.
Profiled within these pages are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary state, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. From frost heaves to Robert Frost, from Stonyfield Yogurt to the New Hampshire State House, New Hampshire Icons offers up the inside story on the Granite State.
Did you know that New Hampshire has the shortest coastline of any state (18 miles)? That Mt. Washington is the official home of the world’s worst weather? That pumpkins are the official state fruit? New Hampshire Icons features the people, places, events, foods, animals, and traditions that make it the singular state it is. 

From the Back Cover:

The Best of New Hampshire What makes New Hampshire, New Hampshire? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of the Granite State’s best known and beloved icons.
Grand Hotels
The Connecticut River
No Sales Tax
Old Man of the Mountain
Robert Frost
Moose
Granite
Frost Heaves
The White Mountains
And much more!
Native New Hampshirites and first-time visitors alike will cherish this timeless celebration of New Hampshire’s incomparable spirit.

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