All About New Hampshire
Nickname: Granite State
Admitted to Union: June 21, 1788
Area: 9351 square miles
Coastline: 13 miles
Highest Point: Mt. Washington at 6288 feet above sea level
Lowest Point: Atlantic Coast
Bordering States: Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont. New Hampshire also shares a border with Canada.
State Bird: Purple Finch
State Flower: Purple Lilac
State Tree: White Birch
State Song: "Old New Hampshire"
State Insect: Ladybug
Favorite Sons & Daughters:Mary Morse Baker Eddy, Horace Greeley, John Irving, Franklin Pierce, Alan Shepard, Daniel Webster
9th state to sign the Constitution
First potato planted in the US at Londonderry Common Field in 1719
First state to declare itself independent from England in 1774
First mountain climbing cog railroad in 1869
Held the First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary in 1952
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