Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Historical Landmarks Of New Hampshire


DATE: 04/01/15 – 06/30/15


It’s time for our second quarter task challenge for 2015. This time we will focus on historical landmarks of New Hampshire.

To complete the challenge, read a book that fits just one of the options for each of the landmarks below – 10 books total.

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine--just be sure to re-read the entire book. When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include a link to the book title, make mention of the author's name, and note the date you finished reading the book.

1. Canterbury Shaker Village: Located in Canterbury, New Hampshire, the Canterbury Shaker Village is one of a number of Shaker communities founded in the 19th century. It was established in 1792.

☀ Read  a Series #1. Corralled by Lorelei James 

2. Mount Washington Hotel: The Mount Washington Hotel was constructed from 1900-1902 by Joseph Stickney at a cost of $1.7 million (at that time). Stickney brought in 250 Italian artisans to build it.

☀ Read  a Series #2. Saddled and Spurned by Lorelei James

3. John Paul Jones House: Built in 1758, this is the only known structure associated with John Paul Jones – an American Revolutionary War naval hero. Jones resided here from 1781 to 1782.

☀ Read a Series #3. Wrangled and Tangled by Lorelei James

4. Dalton Covered Bridge: This historic covered bridge is located in Warner, New Hampshire. The name was a reference to a nearby resident at the time of construction (Mrs. Dalton, and later Widow Dalton). It was built in 1853 by Joshua Sanborn.

☀ Read a book in which the first letter of every word in the title can be found in DALTONBRIDGE, and a Series #4. One Night Rodeo by Lorelei James

5. Alton Bay Railroad Station: This historic railroad station was built in 1907 by the Boston and Maine Railroad.

☀ Read  a Series #5. Turn and Burn by Lorelei James

6. District No. 9 Schoolhouse: This historic schoolhouse is located in Gilford, New Hampshire. It was built in 1815, and served as a schoolhouse until 1935.

☀ Read a Series #6. Hillbilly Rockstar by Lorelei James

7. Swallow Boathouse: The Swallow Boathouse is located on a cove of Moultonborough Neck on Lake Winnipesaukee in central New Hampshire. It is a wooden structure mounted on eight stone piers set in approximately 10 feet of water. It was designed by Harry J. Carlson, and is 80 feet long, 37 feet wide.

☀ Read a book by an author whose first  initial can be found in SWALLOW Redneck Romeo by Lorelei James 

8. Sawyer Tavern: The Sawyer Tavern is a historical building located in Keene, New Hampshire. Built sometime between 1803 and 1906, it served as a tavern in both the 19th and 20th centuries. It was built by American Revolutionary War veteran Abraham Wheeler, Jr. His son-in-law Josiah Sawyer later took over the business.

☀ Read a book with a bar or tavern in the story Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelei James 

9. Brick Store: Located in Bath, New Hampshire, the Brick Store claims to be the oldest continuously operating general store in the US.
☀ Read a book in which the main character own’s his/her own business. Gone Country by Lorelei James

10. Robert Frost Farm: The Robert Frost Farm is located in Derry, New Hampshire and was the home of poet Robert Frost from 1900 to 1911.

☀ Read  a book in which the main character is a writer When You Dare by Lori Foster

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