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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, June 29, 2017

Live Free Or Die:

Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils.

General John A SPECIAL COCHECO VALLEY EDITION OF— —THE GeneralWEIRS John Stark Stark TIMES NEWSPAPER.

VOLUME 26, NO. 26

THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, June 29, 2017

COMPLIMENTARY

Port Of Dover Exhibit Now Open

Was The First Revolutionary War Battle In New Hampshire? by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Contributing Writer

United States’ campaign to obtain independence. Some New Hampshire residents, however, insist that the first real battle of the war with the first shots being fired took place in New Hampshire four months earlier on Dec. 14, 1774 in New Castle, N.H. It is common knowledge that the Granite State likes to be first in

every category possible; moreover, there is a reasonable argument as to why New Hampshire, not Massachusetts, should be credited with the first Revolutionary War battle. If you search the history books I won’t guarantee that you will find Fort William and Mary, Fort Castle or Fort ConSee smith on 54

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It was that famous alarmist, Paul Revere, who rode 60 miles by horseback from Boston to Portsmouth to advise the revolutionaries in New Hampshire that the British were sending reinforcements to take possession of the barrels of gun powder and weapons

stored at Fort William and Mary. Every July 4th we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and on April 19th of each year Massachusetts residents look back to what they and many historians consider to have been the first battle of the war in 1775 between the United States and Great Britain in the

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Gateway at Fort Constitution, New Castle, New Hampshire - Circa 1905. Some claim that the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired here on Dec. 14, 1774.

The Woodman Museum’s new gallery, The Port of Dover, is now open to the public. The history of the Dover’s water front is quite a story and the museum is excited to celebrate Dover’s Industrial Waterfront. The Thom Hindle Gallery at the Woodman Museum is open and free to the public with rotating exhibits throughout the summer. The Port of Dover exhibit features a multimedia collection detailing the earliest settlers through today’s re-development plans for the waterfront. Come in today to learn more about Dover historical waterfront. Admission is free. Woodman Museum is locates at 182 Central Ave. Dover. Call 603-742-1038 for more information or visit them on the web at woodmanmuseum.org.

06/29/17 Cocheco Times  

Was The First Revolutionary War Battle in New Hampshire?

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