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Nickname: Granite is the traditional rock in New Hampshire. It gave New Hampshire its nickname of “The Granite State.” New Hampshire once had a large industry surrounding the quarrying of granite. Beside being known as the Granite State, New Hampshire is also called the Mother of Rivers: for the rivers of New England that originate in the Mountains.
Highest Point: Mt. Washington; 6288 feet. The highest natural surface winds in the world ever recorded were on top of Mt. Washington - 231 MPH at 1:21 pm on April 12, 1934. Mt Washington is in Coos County.
Presidential Birthplace: Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857 {14th} Born: November 23, 1804, in Hillsborough (now Hillsboro), New Hampshire
Tree: Paper Birch
State Insect: The ladybug, also known as the ladybird and the lady beetle.
State Flower : Purple Lilac
State Bird: Purple Finch
Capital: Concord, in Merrimack County.
State Flag: New Hampshire did not officially adopt a state flag until 1909. Prior to that, New Hampshire had numerous regimental flags to represent the state. The flag has only been changed once, in 1931 when the state's seal was modified. The body of the flag is blue. The center of the flag has the state's seal with the frigate Raleigh -- all surrounded by laurel leaves and nine stars.
State Animal:The white tail deer is hereby designated as the official state animal of New Hampshire. The white tail deer, also known as the Virginia deer was named the state animal in 1983. The deer is common to North America.
State Butterfly: The Karner Blue, Lycaeides melissa, subspecies samuelis
BIGGEST: Largest county by population and area: Hillsborough, 387,000+(2001); Coos, 1,801 sq mi.
Entered Union: June 21, 1788 (9)
Origin of Name: From the English county of Hampshire
Famous People from New Hampshire: Salmon P. Chase jurist; Charles Anderson Dana editor; Mary Baker Eddy founder of the Christian Science Church; Dustin Farnum actor; Thomas Green Fessenden journalist and satirical poet; Daniel Chester French sculptor; Robert Frost poet; Horace Greeley journalist and politician; Sarah J. Hale editor; John Irving writer; Benjamin F. Keith theater entrepreneur; Jackson Hall Kelly promoter of Oregon settlement; John Langdon political leader; Sharon Christa McAuliffe teacher and astronaut; Franklin Pierce former president; Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculptor; Alan Shepard astronaut; Harlan F. Stone jurist; Daniel Webster statesman; Henry Wilson politician and former vice president; Noah Worcester clergyman and pacifist.
Industry: Over 65,000 people in New Hampshire are employed by tourism; the second largest industry in the state.
Geography: New Hampshire has 1300 lakes or ponds and 40,000 miles of rivers and streams which provide year round fishing and recreation in scenic surroundings, as well as power for the State's many industries.
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