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Re-Assessing the Legend of Hannah Duston

Jul 31, 2020
Craig Michaud

Just as the Black Lives Matter movement inspired a re-consideration of Confederate statues, Native Americans are now calling for a closer look at the history of Hannah Duston’s statue in Boscawen. Her tale of native slaughter made her a colonial era heroine, but controversial in our time. Now there are efforts underway to expand the story to include Abenaki history.

Airdate: Monday, August 3, 2020

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The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance announced its "Seven to Save" properties Tuesday. The annual register highlights historic places in the state that are in danger of disappearing due to neglect, demolition and other factors.


"This year we're touting it as our most diverse list and certainly that involves its age,” says Andrew Cushing, Field Service Representative with the Alliance. “We have buildings from the 1790s all the way up to the 1940s."

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A mountaintop New Hampshire estate known as "Castle in the Clouds" has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

The nearly 5,300-acre estate in the Ossipee Mountains was originally owned by shoe manufacturer Thomas Plant. Called Lucknow, it offers 75-mile views across Lake Winnipesaukee and to mountains. Plant oversaw the construction of several buildings between 1913 and 1914.