Friday, July 17, 2015

Covering America block 29 New Hampshire

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This week’s block is New Hampshire

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Here’s some info about the Granite state

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  • Admission to Statehood:

    June 21, 1788 (9th State)

    Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from Mother England -- a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.

    New Hampshire's state motto is "Live Free or Die". The motto comes from a statement written by the Revolutionary General John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington.

    The highest wind speed recorded at ground level is at Mt. Washington, on April 12, 1934. The winds were three times as fast as those in most hurricanes.

    The first potato planted in the United States was at Londonderry Common Field in 1719.

    In 1833 the first free public library in the United States was established in Peterborough.

    New Hampshire adopted the first legal lottery in the twentieth century United States in 1963.

    New Hampshire's present constitution was adopted in 1784; it is the second oldest in the country.

    On December 30, 1828, about 400 mill girls walked out of the Dover Cotton Factory enacting the first women's strike in the United States. The Dover mill girls were forced to give in when the mill owners immediately began advertising for replacement workers.

    Levi Hutchins of Concord invented the first alarm clock in 1787.

    The karner blue butterfly, lynx, bald eagle, short nose sturgeon, Sunapee trout, Atlantic salmon and dwarf wedge mussel are on the State's endangered species list.

    It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make approximately 1 gallon of maple syrup.

    The Haverhill-Bath covered bridge is the oldest covered bridge still standing in the New Hampshire U.S. It was built in 1829.

    The Amoskeag Mills in Manchester houses the biggest United States flag ever created. It was made in 1914 and stretches ninety feet in length and fifty feet high.

    In 1938, Earl Tupper of Berlin, New Hampshire created Tupperware.

     

    and some silly facts

    Some of the toughest laws have nothing to do with humans. In New Hampshire, cattle are forbidden from crossing state roads without a fitted device to collect their feces.

    New Hampshire visitors and residents must never “maintain the national forest without a permit.” This means there is to be no litter collecting, beach raking, or hauling away of trash without applying for a permit first. Do-gooders and nature lovers beware!

    When you check into a hotel, make sure to use nothing but your actual name. Doing so under an assumed name is considered illegal in this state.

    Seaweed belongs on the beach, so leave it there! Picking it up is considered illegal

    When dining out or going for drinks, make sure to ignore the music. If you are caught tapping your feet or nodding your head to keep time you could be considered a criminal.

    If you’re in NH on a Sunday and wonder why it is so quiet, it may be because the operation of machinery is illegal on Sunday.

     

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