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5 Fun Facts About September 17 In New Hampshire History

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1. New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. This date is now recognized as Constitution Day.

2. On September 17, 1862, Union General David Farragut captured the Confederate-held city of New Orleans, Louisiana, during the Civil War. Many soldiers from New Hampshire fought in this battle.

3. The first ski tow in the United States was installed on a farm in Woodstock, New Hampshire, on September 17, 1934. This innovation is credited with transforming the skiing industry in America.

4. On September 17, 1976, the von Trapp Family Lodge opened in Stowe, Vermont. This resort was founded by the von Trapp family from the famous musical "The Sound of Music," who had relocated to New Hampshire before settling in Vermont.

5. New Hampshire politician Jeanne Shaheen became the first female governor of the state on September 17, 1997. She later went on to become one of New Hampshire's Senators in the United States Senate.
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