Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fact of the Day: Harmony Town

The capital of New Hampshire, Concord was originally known as Rumford. It was later renamed Concord following a bitter dispute with the nearby town of Bow. It was renamed by Governor Benning Wentworth.  The new name was to recognize the new concord or harmony between the two towns. 

14 comments:

  1. That's interesting.
    Many of our towns were renamed.

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  2. great post...
    happy day
    xoxo

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  3. Really interesting this historic post. I loved it.Kisses:)

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  5. At least harmony was reached between the two towns.

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  6. I wouldn't mind if my town had connections with rum :)

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  7. Did the "rum" in "Rumford" have anything to do with the dispute?

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    1. no the name comes from a town founder with the last name. The dispute was over the border.

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  8. Cool fact. Happy Thursday!

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  9. And I though it had something to do with grapes!

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  10. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
    Where do you always get your facts from?

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  11. Your post are always interessant, love to discover them ! :)

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  12. I am with Fundy and thought it had to do with grapes too :)

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