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A Sacred Legacy from the Past

A Sacred Legacy from the Past [published in the Concord Monitor, October 1, 2016] Most of us are so caught up in the details of living that we often fail to look beyond our daily routines.  If we live in … Continue reading

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Pillsbury Lake named after Gen. Pillsbury

Pillsbury Pond in the Bashan section of Webster is named for Moody A. Pillsbury who settled there around 1815, where he lived throughout his life giving more attention to his saw mill than farming. He became an officer in the … Continue reading

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Blackwater Dam Project

Though the Blackwater Dam Project essentially destroyed the vibrant town of Webster, it was considered part of the solution to control flooding downstream. Quotes from these two USGS Reports: The Floods of March 1936 (485 pages) Hurricane Floods of September 1938 … Continue reading

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Petition for a New Town

In 1791, seventy-one men signed the following petition to separate from Boscawen.  The townspeople of Boscawen approved the building of a second Meeting House instead.  A new town was not created until 1860, 69 years later. “PETITION FOR A NEW … Continue reading

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The King’s Pines

Mast Trees and Mast Wheels Mast Wheels were once used to haul enormous tree trunks for use as ships’  masts in the 18th century.  The Webster Historical Society is fortunate to have a pair of these massive wheels, restored and now … Continue reading

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