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Top 10 New England by Patricia Harris

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New Hampshire

The aptly nicknamed Granite State is a thick wedge of rock between two great rivers – the Connecticut on the west and the Piscataqua on the east. Its initial settlements in the 1620s were strictly coastal, but within a generation, explorers had ventured deep into its woods for furs and timber, and despite the rugged topography, many of the villages in the White Mountains were well underway by the time of the American Revolution. Most residents live along the southern edge of the state, often driving to Massachusetts for employment. Northern New Hampshire remains almost untracked forest. American scenic tourism began in the White Mountains ...

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