Ten fun facts about New Hampshire


Fact 1
New Hampshire was the first state to declare independence from England prior to the Declaration of Independence being signed.

Fact 2
In 1787 the first alarm clock in the word was invented by Levi Hutchins in Concord, New Hampshire.

Fact 3
The first potato planted in the United States was done so in 1719 at Londonderry Common Field in New Hampshire.


Fact 4
The first free public library in the United States was launched in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1833.

Fact 5
The first legal lottery in the United States was launched in 1963 in this state.

Fact 6
The first “women’s strike” in the United States took place on December 30, 1828 at the Dover Cotton Factory. Over 400 women walked out on their jobs. However, they were forced to immediately return to work when the mill began hiring workers.

Fact 7
The state motto is “Live Free or Die”, which was adopted from a speech written by a war hero named General John Stark.

Fact 8
The smallest town in the state is New Castle, which is spread over only 512 acres.

Fact 9
The oldest “manmade” tourist attraction in the United States is the Mount Washington Auto-Road in New Hampshire.

Fact 10
New Hampshire is home to the longest covered bridge, the Cornish-Windsor Bridge. This bridge is 460 feet long and spans the Connecticut River.


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Short about New Hampshire
Is the 26th largest state in the United States and is located in the northeast region.


Fast facts
Number of households
516,845
Population
1,321,617
Per capita income
$32,758
Life expectancy in number of years
80.3
Statehood
June 21, 1788
Capital
Concord
Largest city
Manchester
Number of billionaires
1
State beverage
Apple cider
State bird
Purple finch
State mammal
White-tailed deer
State fish
Brook trout
State tree
American White Birch
State flower
Purple lilac

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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