Hidden History of New Hampshire

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Quincy Whitney's compilation of stories makes for a colorful narrative of some of New Hampshire's most notable newsmakers and remarkable historic events. The resourcefulness of Granite Staters in their efforts to innovate and improvise is the reason for this incredible and intriguing cast of true stories about New Hampshire people living what they love and loving what they do. Hidden in the cracks and crevices of the Granite State are the stories of pioneers who pursued their passions, creating legacies along the way. There is the tale of the mountain man who became an innkeeper; the "Bird Man" who took his passion to the White House; the gentleman who ascended the highest peak in the Northeast in a steam-powered locomobile; the story of one skier's dramatic win at the 1939 "American Inferno" Mount Washington race; the Shaker Meetinghouse, built in just one day, in complete silence; and the gallant efforts to save the Old Man of the Mountain.
ISBN: 9781596295377
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Hampshire
Series: Hidden History
Images: 67
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
In addition to her work as a Smithsonian Institution Researcher, Whitney was the arts feature writer for Boston Globe, NH Weekly for thirteen years (1987-2000). She recently completed a two year fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has written numerous articles on a wide range of topics for several local and national publications. Whitney also worked for several years as a Sales and Marketing Representative for three publishing firms between 1977 and 1981: Harper & Row (Wisconsin Territory), Random House College Division (New England Territory), and DC Health (New York City Territory).
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