New Hampshire Curiosities, 2nd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

New Hampshire Curiosities, 2nd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

by Eric Jones

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places,and things the Granite State has to offer. Whether you're a born-and-raised New Hampshirite, a recent transplant, or just passing through, New Hampshire Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Eric Jones takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Granite State.Meet the state's Official Gull Harasser (Uh-huh, it's a government job); a man who made 2,850 consecutive ascents of Mount Monadnock; and Dean Kamen, New Hampshire's very own twenty-first-century Thomas Edison.Lament the passing of the state-sponsored Roadkill Auction, where the frozen carcasses of everything from bobcat to black bear were available to the highest bidder—until a rabies outbreak put an end to this time-honored tradition.Visit the Exeter UFO Festival—an annual event in the town that saw one of the most impressive UFO sightings on record, in September 1965—and the 1804 grave of a soldier's amputated leg.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762764488
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Curiosities Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,255,487
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Eric Jones is a graduate of The University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program. A personal essayist and travel writer, he also works as a mover and as a nursing assistant at the University of Iowa Hospital's Burn Treatment Center.

Table of Contents

Seacoast Region Merrimack Valley Monadnock Region Lakes RegionDartmouth/Sunapee Region White Mountains Great North Woods

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