#OnlyInNH

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Whether you’re a lifelong Granite Stater or a transplant just settling in, chances are, you’ve probably encountered a moment like this…

You’re driving along some stretch of I-93, or meandering through a trail in the White Mountains, or strolling through one of the hundreds of small towns scattered throughout the state, and you’ve noticed something that made you wonder: What’s up with that?

Maybe it’s been as simple as stopping to consider, “How did that statue get there, and what did that person do to deserve a statue in the first place?”

Or, “Why the heck do New Hampshire drivers seem to have so many vanity plates?” Or maybe it’s something a little more complicated — like, “How can the state afford to build so many liquor stores?”

No matter what you’re wondering, we want to know: What questions do you have about the quirks that make the Granite State, well, the Granite State? Send us yours, and we might be able to track down an answer. 

Large or small, silly or serious — all questions are welcome. And, chances are, yours could end up sparking a pretty interesting follow-up investigation. Sometimes the best stories are hiding in plain sight.

So, let's get started! Share your questions below... 

(If you need some inspiration, scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a sampling of the questions your neighbors around the state have already submitted.)

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Some submissions have been edited lightly for clarity.

NHPR/Sara Plourde

The woods of New Hampshire are scattered with signs of civilization: crumbling foundations, railroad spikes, scraps of unidentifiable metal.

Find enough of these in one place, and you're probably looking at a ghost town - a place people once called home, and have long-since abandoned. 

Adam D. via Flickr Creative Commons / https://flic.kr/p/UnziBL

On today's show: 

Taylor Quimby for NHPR

If you’ve visited the grocery store beer aisle lately, you might have noticed a growing number of beer options, many of them brewed right here in New Hampshire.

These hoppy IPAs, porters, and session ales are all part of the craft beer movement.

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Remember how we asked you to send us your questions about New Hampshire? You delivered, and then some — and now, we’re happy to report, we have some answers.

AFV Pets, GIPHY

Are you due for an auto inspection? Would you mind if we tagged along? (It’s for a story, we promise.)

Update: Thanks to all who weighed in! More than 400 of you cast your votes, and we'll let have more details soon on the winning question and our plans from here. In the meantime, make sure to keep sending your questions our way here.