Lisbon http://nhpr.org en Lisbon: 250 Years In The Making http://nhpr.org/post/lisbon-250-years-making <p>The story of how Lisbon, New Hampshire got its name is really the story of the New Hampshire economy in the first half of the 19<sup>th</sup> century.&nbsp; And it’s all thanks to this animal.</p><p></p><blockquote><p>“Baahhhh!!!”</p></blockquote><p>But that’s jumping ahead.</p><p>The town was originally granted on August 6<sup>th</sup> 1763, and named ‘Concord’. Five years later, it was re-named to Gunthwaite. But that created a lot of confusion and so by the 1820’s the town realized it needed a new name.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Keith Shields 38159 at http://nhpr.org Lisbon: 250 Years In The Making A Postcard As New Hampshire's Newest Town Turns Fifty http://nhpr.org/post/postcard-new-hampshires-newest-town-turns-fifty <p>Fifty years ago this summer New Hampshire got its newest town, but only after a fight to secede from a neighboring town.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen sends this postcard from Sugar Hill in the North Country.</p><p>The town of Sugar Hill is perhaps best known for elegant homes and views, the home of the first organized ski school in the United States and its fight to keep its post office open.</p><p>Originally the hill settlement was part of Lisbon, which was clustered about eight miles away along the banks of the Ammonoosuc River.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 11868 at http://nhpr.org A Postcard As New Hampshire's Newest Town Turns Fifty