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Replica Liberty Bell
We were surprised to come across a replica of the Liberty Bell sitting on the front lawn of the New Hampshire State Capitol building.It wasn't a true replica though, since it was clearly not made out of the same materials. It did look pretty similar though, and even had "the...
The Capitol Building
New Hampshire's Capitol Building is right in downtown Concord.We only briefly stopped in the city for lunch during our roadtrip, so we didn't get a chance to go inside. However, we did check out the exterior of the building and it was fairly interesting.According to signs in...
Legislative Office Building Service Memorial
On the west side of the capitol building, in front of the legislative office building, there is a memorial for those local police, firefighters, soldiers, and others who died in service to the community, state, or nation. The legislative office building is also of some...
St. Paul's Episcopal and Centerpoint Churches
The Protestant roots being deep in New England generally, Concord has it's share of noteworthy churches worth a photo or two. Quite near the capitol building are the Episcopal and Baptist Churches. Probably the most well endowed, the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, right across...
First Presidential Primary
Across from the Capitol Building, in front of the old State Libary Building (claimed to be the first such "state library" in the nation) , is a tribute to the state that has been for many years first in the presidential primary campaign for both the Democratic and Republican...
Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science
Mary Baker Eddy first resided in Bow, which is next to Concord, but she later had a large house in Concord, across from the president day hospital. The house is gone, but there's a sign marking the spot and describing a bit about the Ms. Eddy and her founding of the...
Commodore George H. Perkins
The most famous New Hampshire born naval officer is certainly Commodore George H. Perkins, if for no other reason than his extraordinary bronze and granite tribute at the west entrance to the Concord State Capitol. Perkins gain distinction for his Civil War commands during...
General John Stark (1728 - 1822)
New Hamphire has probably contributed more than its share of able bodied heros, and so General John Stark, is really but one of them, and one of two memorialized by statue on the Concord State Capitol grounds. Stark was a Lieutenant and later Captain under Maj Robert Rodgers...
Free Soil and Early Abolitionist John P. Hale
John P. Hale (1806-1873) and Daniel Webster both served in the senate during the critical pre-Civil War period, and was also a strong political enemy of the "doughface" Franklin Pierce. Hale lost the presidential election to Pierce in 1852. Hale ran for president as a "Free...
The Great Daniel Webster
In contrast to Franklin Pierce, New Hampshire native Senator Daniel Webster is commemorated in a large statue right in the center of the Concord state house grounds--and for good reason. Webster was a very powerful and long serving 19th century senator who tried three times...
Failure of President Franklin Pierce
In the somewhat awkward southeast corner of the Capitol building grounds, right along Main Street is a tribute to New Hamphire's only native contribution to the US presidency---Franklin Pierce (1804-1869). Pierce was a youthful but ineffectual president who both followed and...
New Hampshire State Capitol Building
Wikipedia provides a excellent architectural description of the 1818 New Hampshire State Capitol Building Here. Designed by Stuart Park, who also designed the state prison from where labor was found to shape the smooth the granite blocks for the building, this domed...
Kimball Park and Free Public Pool
When in Concord and looking for something low-key to do with young children, check out Kimball Park for an hour or so. It's located at 171 North State Street in Concord (a stone's throw from a Rite Aid, for your reference). The park has a medium-sized play area with...
The Common Man: upscale prices, good food
Nicely furnished atmosphere in an older building. Our waiter was excellent. The prices were too much for our budget, so we split an entree; that was perfect as we did not leave feeling "stuffed" but enjoyed the food.In Concord, they are open for lunch and dinner year-round,...
Foodee's Pizza: Pizza buffet
Foodee's was recommended in my guidebook as a good place to stop for lunch for creative pizzas. They have an all you can eat buffet at lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Friday, which includes several different kinds of pizza, garden or caesar salad and unlimited refills on...
Since 1920, New Hampshire has held it's Presidential primary election before any other state although many other states seem to be trying to challenge that distinction for the next election in 2008 by moving theirs earlier and earlier. But it's part of New Hampshire's state law that says that their primary must be first. For those of you that think Iowa has the 1st primary, Iowa actually has the 1st caucus
As a resident of Indiana, I think this system is unfair, by the time I get to vote on anything, the field is pretty narrow. Why should a state that has less people than the city of Chicago have so much say in the leadership of our country?
There have been several reform ideas floated, although not perfect, the one I like best is a rotating regional primary that breaks the country down into four regions so that every part of the country gets a chance to have some meaningful input into the process.
Written Oct 8, 2007
Early Memorial of Those Slain by Indians
In August of 1746, which is very early in the colonial settlement of New Hampshire, Samuel and Jonathan Bradley, and three others, were massacred by Native Americans at a spot that is marked by a sandstone monument. The monument is noteworthy for its early erection by the Bradley family--1837. This monument is right near the hospital.
Written Oct 6, 2009
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Cycling and Kayaking
Anyone driving north into New Hampshire will see the road shared with many who love to kayak or cycle. The roads around Concord are very friendly for road cyclists as the pavement is in generally excellent smooth condition, the cars few in number, and the air clean. The city has bicycle lanes in many places, and there are very few steep grades--mostly very gentle hills or flat terrain. I took a loop around the west side of the city and through the center of town on very pleasant Sunday. In summer, the temperatures are in the high seventies to low eighties, and so runners, cyclists, etc. won't be bothered by the sweltering heat found further south. There are a couple of excellent bicycle shops in town for those in need of additional gear. Both Kayaks and bicycles can be rented too.
Written Oct 3, 2009
Christa McAuliffe Museum -...
Christa McAuliffe Museum - Museum and Planetarium dedicated to the first civilian woman astronaut.
Both times I was in Concord I was lucky to arrive for the annual street fair/sidewalk sale. They block off the main downtown street to cars and the street is filled with local...
luciano's General Tip
The State House, and a beautiful blue sky! Don't ask me how did I get that perfect blue on film, it was just good luck...
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