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New Hampshire Icons: 50 Classic Symbols of the Granite State (Icons)by Jennifer Smith-Mayo
Synopses & Reviews
New Hampshire literally has something for everyone: urban types looking for bookstores, coffee shops, swank eateries, and nightclubs; outdoorsy folks searching for endless vistas atop the high peaks of the White Mountains; history buffs seeking clues to the states rich past; or snow-loving families hoping to schuss the slopes all day long. It is a place of quaint villages, swimming holes, general stores, and hillside farms. And its people, those singular Granite Staters, are the friendly caretakers who make sure its there for all to enjoy.
Profiled within these pages are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary state, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. From frost heaves to Robert Frost, from Stonyfield Yogurt to the New Hampshire State House, New Hampshire Icons offers up the inside story on the Granite State.
Did you know that New Hampshire has the shortest coastline of any state (18 miles)? That Mt. Washington is the official home of the worlds worst weather? That pumpkins are the official state fruit? New Hampshire Icons features the people, places, events, foods, animals, and traditions that make it the singular state it is.
From sleigh-rides and shopping to seafood and French-Canadian cuisine, New Hampshire has something for everyone. The Granite State, named after the state's traditional rock, has many historic, natural, cultural, and social aspects, all of which are explored in New Hampshire Icons. New Hampshire is a bird-watchers paradise and is filled with wildlife. Many people travel to New Hampshire to see moose in their natural habitat. Skiing and horse-drawn sleigh rides are popular winter activities. Seacoast shopping and performing arts provide entertainment, while the notorious seafood and French-Canadian dishes will satisfy your taste buds. There are lakes, camping, fishing, hiking, and even stonehenge! If you want to give your hiking boots a rest, take a train ride at the Conway Scenic Railroad. New Hampshire is even home to America's oldest continuously operating general store, which can be dated back to 1790. All of this and more can be found in the colorful pages of New Hampshire Icons.
The state of New Hampshire is illustrated through gorgeous photographs and evocative essays, showcasing 50 iconic places, events, inventions, foods, and objects from the Granite State.
The Best of New Hampshire
What makes New Hampshire, New Hampshire? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of the Granite States best known and beloved icons.
The Connecticut River
No Sales Tax
Old Man of the Mountain
The White Mountains
And much more!
Native New Hampshirites and first-time visitors alike will cherish this timeless celebration of New Hampshires incomparable spirit.
About the Author
Jennifer Smith-Mayo specializes in photography of fine dining, rural living, and farming in the United States, England, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland. Her photographs have appeared in Down East, National Geographic, the New York Times, and other publications.
Matthew Mayo is the author of a number of novels and nonfiction books, including Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks (Globe Pequot Press). His award-nominated short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies, and he has worked as editor on a number of magazines.
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