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5 Fun Facts About November 26 In New Hampshire History

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1. On November 26, 1960, the first ski resort in the United States to have a chairlift, Sunapee Ski Area, opened in New Hampshire. The resort has since expanded to 66 trails and 10 lifts.

2. The first snowmobile race ever held in the United States took place on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire on November 26, 1927. The race was organized by local snowmobile enthusiasts and featured several homemade machines.

3. On November 26, 1703, the town of Dover in New Hampshire became the first permanent settlement in what is now the state. The settlement was founded by a group of English settlers led by Captain John Mason.

4. The University of New Hampshire was founded on November 26, 1866. The university has since grown to become one of the top public research universities in the country.

5. In 1943, a B-18 bomber crashed into Mount Waternomee in New Hampshire, killing all six crew members on board. The wreckage of the plane was not discovered until 1984, when a hiker stumbled across it while exploring the area.
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