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The New Hampshire Pine Tree Riot of 1772

New Hampshire’s oppressive pine tree laws sparked a little-known colonial uprising in 1772 called the Pine Tree Riot. It was an early test of British Royal authority and may have encouraged the Boston Tea Party a year and a half ...

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Count Rumford, The Loyalist Ben Franklin

Benjamin Thompson played a part in the American Revolution and the revolution in thermodynamics – and then became the German Count Rumford, taking his name from a New Hampshire town. Like his contemporary Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Thompson was a prolific ...

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