Hampton and Hampton Beach

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Hampton, originally a summer village for Native Americans from the interior of New Hampshire, was founded in 1638 by a small group of Puritan farmers and fishermen. In 1840, the railroad brought the beginnings of the tourist industry to the little village. New businesses sprang up to accommodate the summer visitors arriving on the train from Boston, and the development of Hampton Beach as a resort began. The building of the street railway at the end of the nineteenth century linked the beach to towns all around the region, and Hampton became a major destination for day visitors.
ISBN: 9780738538167
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Hampshire
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Elizabeth Aykroyd and Betty Moore are the curator and executive director of the Tuck Museum in Hampton. In Hampton and Hampton Beach, they have drawn upon the large collection of postcards from the Tuck Museum to illustrate the changing face of the area. These souvenirs not only recall an earlier time in Hampton but are also an invaluable record of the town in the early decades of the twentieth century.
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