Fourth of July

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Granite Staters say a famous speech by abolitionist Frederick Douglass about the 4th of July holiday still resonates today.

The 1852 address was read out simultaneously by hundreds of people in 10 New Hampshire communities and across the country Wednesday.

4th of July Fireworks
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July is here, and it's high summer in New Hampshire. With that in mind, NH Magazine's managing editor Erica Thoits joined NHPR's Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley to let us in on what's going on across the Granite State this month.

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This week, we're going deep into our country's founding through radio drama, the classic musical "1776," and the inside story of a New Hampshire-based fake news site. 

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At a naturalization ceremony Wednesday at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, 103 people from 49 countries became U.S. citizens.

N.H. Visitors to Spend $155M Over Fourth of July Holiday

Jul 1, 2018
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New Hampshire tourism officials estimate more than a million out-of-state visitors are expected to spend in excess of $155 million over the Fourth of July holiday period in the state.

The period from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 8, kicks off New Hampshire's busiest travel season.

The majority of visitors will be coming from New England and the Middle Atlantic states.