New Hampshire Curiosities

New Hampshire Curiosities

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Granite State has to offer. Whether youa€™re a born-and-raised New Hampshirite, a recent transplant, or just passing through, New Hampshire Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Eric Jones takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Granite State. Meet the statea€™s Official Gull Harasser (Uh-huh, ita€™s a government job); a man who made 2, 850 consecutive ascents of Mount Monadnock; and Dean Kamen, New Hampshirea€™s very own twenty-first-century Thomas Edison. Lament the passing of the state-sponsored Roadkill Auction, where the frozen carcasses of everything from bobcat to black bear were available to the highest biddera€”until a rabies outbreak put an end to this time-honored tradition. Visit the Exeter UFO Festivala€”an annual event in the town that saw one of the most impressive UFO sightings on record, in September 1965a€”and the 1804 grave of a soldiera€™s amputated leg.vintage trucks decades past their prime, Mack trucks and Internationals mostly, quite a few with rusting yellow and orange plows attached to the ... In other words , ita#39;s at once a young boya#39;s and an old mana#39;s dream come truea€”a personal vintage truck museum . ... an Irish soda bread that I think is really good, a€ Judy Schneider, the owner of German Johna#39;s Bakery tells me, a€œbut I dona#39;t guarantee ita#39;s authentic.

Title:New Hampshire Curiosities
Author:Eric Jones
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2011-09-01


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