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5 Fun Facts About April 14 In New Hampshire History

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1. In 1825, the first granite quarries were opened in Concord, New Hampshire. Granite from these quarries was used to build many notable structures in the state and beyond, including the State House, the Boston Custom House, and the Bunker Hill Monument.

2. On April 14, 1865, New Hampshire Governor Frederick Smyth called for a day of mourning in honor of President Abraham Lincoln, who had been assassinated the day before. Businesses were closed and the State House was draped in black as people gathered to remember the fallen leader.

3. In 1909, the New Hampshire Legislature established the state's first commission on child labor. The commission was tasked with investigating the employment of children in the state and making recommendations for better regulation of child labor practices.

4. On April 14, 1932, the first radio station in New Hampshire, WEVO, began broadcasting from Concord. The station was originally owned by the state and focused on educational programming, but eventually expanded to include news and music.

5. In 1961, the town of Franconia, New Hampshire, was hit by a massive landslide that destroyed several homes and killed two people. The slide, which occurred on Cannon Mountain, was triggered by heavy rainfall and is still considered one of the largest landslides in East Coast history.
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