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5 Fun Facts About June 1 In New Hampshire History

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1. Saint Anselm College was founded on June 1, 1889, in Manchester, New Hampshire. It was established by the Benedictine monks of St. Mary's Abbey in Newark, New Jersey.

2. On June 1, 1796, the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire was adopted. This marked the official separation of New Hampshire from Massachusetts and established the state's own independent government.

3. The first town meeting in New Hampshire was held on June 1, 1680, in Dover. This meeting established the town government and elected officials to serve the community.

4. On June 1, 1865, New Hampshire ratified the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which abolished slavery throughout the country.

5. On June 1, 1965, the Old Man of the Mountain, a series of granite cliff ledges in Franconia Notch State Park that resembled the profile of a man's face, was officially designated as the state emblem of New Hampshire. Unfortunately, the iconic rock formation collapsed in 2003, but it remains a beloved symbol of the state's natural beauty and historic significance.
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