Posted by: Ron DuBour | November 30, 2018

Knowing America through Poetry ~  NEW HAMPSHIRE ~ by rldubour

Friday!!! time to move onto our next great state!! Today we visit: ( IN ALPHA ORDER)


Knowing America through Poetry




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The state song is, Old New Hampshire
And the motto is, “Live free or die.”
The nickname is the Granite State.
And the Karner Blue is the official butterfly.

Captain John Mason named the area
Hampshire after the English county.
Receiving land between the Merrimack
And Piscataqua, a very healthy bounty.

From East Derry there is Alan Shepard
first American to fly in space.
The first capital was in Exeter
Then Dover took its place

To make one gallon of maple syrup it
takes approximately 40 gallons of sap.
The oldest unaltered brick knitting mill
In America is the mill named Belknap.

The poem “Mary had a little lamb,”
Wrote in 1830 by Sara Josepha Hale.
The Bavarian-styled Hamlet of Merrimack
Is home to the famous Clydesdales.

The Abenaki and Pennacook Indians lived
On this land when Europeans arrived.
In 1679 England forms New Hampshire as
A separate royal colony that never survived.


The first potato planted in the United States

Was at Londonderry, not on a plantation.

In 1963 New Hampshire adopted

The very First lottery games in the nation.


The residents are called “New Hampshirites.”
The white birch is the official tree.
The state flower is the purple lilac
And the purple finch is the bird, I see.

The Brattle Organ in St. John’s Church
In Portsmouth, the oldest in the United States.
This organ is still played on special occasions
Dating back to seventeen-hundred and eight.

Sarah Hale and Franklin Pierce
John Irving and Robert Frost.
Alan Shepard and Henry Wilson
All famous names that won’t be lost.
Statehood, June 21, 1788 the 9th state.
Capital is Concord







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