New Hampshire, The Granite State

New Hampshire, The Granite State

by Sandra Merville Hart New Hampshire is known as The Granite State. The official state rock is also granite. New Hampshire’s early history In 1623, Captain John Mason sent David Thomson, who was a Scotsman, and Edward and Thomas Hilton of London along with others to begin a fishing colony in what is now known as New Hampshire. It became our third colony. First known as North Virginia The area was first named North Virginia. England’s King James changed the name to New England. At first, the area was controlled by the colony of Massachusetts, but later became a separate colony. Writer of Mary Had a Little Lamb Sarah Josepha Hale was a writer born in New Hampshire in 1788. In her late teens, she taught boys and girls at a private school. Mary, one of her...

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