Cruising New Hampshire History
A guide with background stories to 255 Historical Markers in New Hampshire. Read the background story to Sugar Hill's Historical Marker about the first Ski School in the United States. All books are signed by local author, Michael Bruno.
Michael Bruno has been interested in historical markers since he saw his first marker with his Dad. That marker commemorated President Andrew Jackson’s visit to New Hampshire in 1833. As a teenager, he and his friends stopped to read the markers they encountered on their travels. In 2015, he wanted to know more about all the markers in New Hampshire; their locations and the stories behind each marker. Unfortunately he couldn’t find much about the markers so his wife suggested he write a book that would have the information he was looking for. It took him 3 years to explore, research and write the stories for 255 New Hampshire historical markers. During that process, he had a part in adding a new historical marker in Bethlehem to recognize the contribution Frances Glessner Lee made to forensic science.
The New Hampshire roadside historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today. This book explores the 255 New Hampshire historical markers that dot the state highways and roads. Each marker is described with its location (gps coordinates, too), date installed, marker inscription, and expanded historical references of this event/individual. Information may also be provided about other points of interest in the vicinity of the historical marker. The book is organized into seven New Hampshire regions and then by towns so you can easily find the markers in one area. All of the books at Harman's are signed by Michael Bruno.
Michael Bruno also continues to provide the background information on all NH Markers that have been added since his book was published. Visit his website for more information.
Michael Bruno grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. He served in the US Army for over 20 years and upon retirement in 2009, he returned to NH. He enjoys living in Bethlehem and is the JROTC Army Instructor at White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield.
If you enjoy stopping at historical markers, Michael has the bumper sticker for you: "Caution, This Car stops at all NH Historical Markers". All proceeds ($3) from bumper sticker sales are donated to Copper Cannon Camp. A free summer residential camp for kids who are not able to afford a summer camp.
Pubished: 2018. Printed in New Hampshire