Hidden History of Exeter

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John Wheelwright, a man too pure for the Puritans, founded Exeter in 1638. Resourceful, notorious and just plain unusual characters have populated the town ever since. Thinking inside the box, Albert and Lucy Tyler tried to ship themselves home to Exeter in a piano box after they ran out of funds on the West Coast. Albertus T. Dudley saved the town's founding document from the hands of William Randolph Hearst. Exeter has a paradoxical streak--it is an inland town with a working seaport, and it was both adamantly anti-abolition and home to the Free-Soil Party. Exeter Historical Society curator Barbara Rimkunas uncovers the lesser-known tidbits and gems hidden in the town's history.
ISBN: 9781626197312
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Hampshire
Series: Hidden History
Images: 40
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Barbara Rimkunas has been the curator at the Exeter Historical Society since 2000. She is the author of "Exeter: Historically Speaking." She writes a bi-weekly column, "Historically Speaking, " for the Exeter News-Letter. She began her history career as a student field researcher for the University of Maine archaeology department. She has been a member of the Girl Scouts of the USA since 1970 and is a troop leader in Exeter. She is an avid reader, knitter and bicyclist.
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