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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8c900000 When you’re just driving by, they all look pretty much the same.“The green and white markers everyone sees around our highways; to mark important events, important people, important things about New Hampshire.”When you look a little closer, you find each of the state’s 236 historical markers tells a unique story. In this series, Michael Brindley tells some of those stories.

Marking History: Birthplace Of Horace Greeley In Amherst

Horace Greeley is most famous for what he accomplished outside the Granite State and for his phrase, “Go west, young man.”

He was founder and editor of the New York Tribune and an outspoken abolitionist.

He was also a politician, serving briefly in Congress.

But before all of this, he called New Hampshire home; more specifically the town of Amherst.

Those driving along Route 101 will see a historical marker noting that Greeley was born in the town in 1811.

As part of our continuing series, Marking History, NHPR’s Michael Brindley travels to Amherst and meets with a husband and wife to talk about what they’re doing to keep Greeley’s legacy alive.

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