New Hampshire is filled with important history that is hard to keep track of. It’s easy to forget a thing or two when there are over 300 years of history behind a state.
To refresh you, here are 17 interesting facts about New Hampshire…
Mount Washington of New Hampshire is one of the windiest places on Earth, with a recorded wind speed of 231 mph on the 14th April 1934.
“Jumanji”, the hit movie from 1995, was filmed in Keene.
It is the 9th state of the United States.
Concord is the capital city of New Hampshire. Its population was 42,695 at the time of the 2010 census.
The New Hampshire State Flag
New Hampshire’s smallest town in New Castle and it covers just 0.8 square miles.
In 1833, the first free public library in the U.S. was established at Peterborough, New Hampshire.
New Hampshire became the home to the first-ever known case of alien abduction! Two natives of Portsmouth named Betty and Barney Hill announced that they were abducted and taken aboard a UFO. There is a historical marker at the “abduction site”.
New Hampshire is home to quite a few of the country’s comedic talent. Adam Sandler, Late Night host Seth Myers and the stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman are all natives of New Hampshire.
The motto “Live Free or Die” has been taken too seriously in New Hampshire, as seatbelts and motorcycle helmets are not compulsory in this state. Drive there at your own risk!
Alan Shepard Jr. the first-ever astronaut from the U.S. to travel to space was from New Hampshire.
It is only one of nine states where residents are not required to pay sales tax.