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All About New Hampshire

Guest Author - Brenda Potter Reynolds

New Hampshire MapOfficial Name: New Hampshire

Nickname: Granite State

Admitted to Union: June 21, 1788

Capital: Concord

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

Interesting Facts:
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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