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New Hampshire Quick Facts
- State Capital: Concord
- State Bird: Purple Finch
- State Animal: White-tailed Deer
- State Beverage: Apple Cider
- State Nickname: The Granite state
- State Motto: Live Free or DIe
Other New Hampshire Facts
Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from Mother England — a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Oldest Brick Knitting Mill
The Belknap Mill built at Laconia in 1823 is the oldest unaltered brick knitting mill in America.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Sarah Josepha Hale author and journalist who wrote the poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in 1830 is from Newport, New Hampshire.
Free Public Library
The first free public library in the United States was established at Peterborough in 1833.
First in Space
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., the first American to travel in space is from East Derry, New Hampshire.