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Image for YOUNGEST - Colonel in the U.S. Army Air Forceview gallery

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SuperlativesYOUNGEST - Colonel in the U.S. Army Air Force

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In February, 1945, at the age of 26, Harrison R. Thyng became the youngest Colonel in the U.S. Army Air Force.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 4/20/2007

last visited: never

Image for ONLY - one of its type (and only one of for lenticular truss bridges of any type) in the state ~ Pineground Bridge - Chichester NHview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY - one of its type (and only one of for lenticular truss bridges of any type) in the state ~ Pineground Bridge - Chichester NH

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The Pineground Bridges a through-type lenticular truss bridge. The bridge was built in 1887 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co., and is the only one of its type (and only one of for lenticular truss bridges of any type, as of 2004) in the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 2/3/2023

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - State Capitol/Original Chambers - Concord, NHview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - State Capitol/Original Chambers - Concord, NH

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Gold domed state house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 1/29/2019

last visited: 11/3/2021

Image for ONLY - only known surviving Queen Anne style school building in southern New Hampshire - Watson Academy - Epping NHview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY - only known surviving Queen Anne style school building in southern New Hampshire - Watson Academy - Epping NH

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Watson Academy is a historic school building on Academy Street in Epping, New Hampshire, United States. Built in 1883, it is the only known surviving Queen Anne style school building in southern New Hampshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 2/4/2023

last visited: never

Image for ONLY Known Church built in Gothic revival architecture with brick and timber- St. Mark's Episcopal Church - Ashland, NHview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY Known Church built in Gothic revival architecture with brick and timber- St. Mark's Episcopal Church - Ashland, NH

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The building is the only known church in New Hampshire's Lakes Region built in this style. St. Mark's Episcopal Church completed in 1859, was designed by New York City architect J. Coleman Hart.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/2/2022

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Woodframe House Surviving In New Hampshireview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Woodframe House Surviving In New Hampshire

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The Richard Jackson house is the oldest surviving frame house in New Hampshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 6/13/2012

last visited: never

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SuperlativesFIRST - Brick Church In New Hampshire

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The historic St. John's Church was the first brick church in New Hampshire.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 6/18/2012

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST -- Man-made construction in the United Statesview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Man-made construction in the United States

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A complex arrangement of stonework - features and objects found here have been studied and tested to establish dates of construction around 4000 years ago; Featured by the History Channel and Yankee Magazine.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 9/14/2009

last visited: 11/9/2009

Image for OLDEST - Continuously Used Church in Maine - Frist Congregational Church - Kittery Point, MEview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Continuously Used Church in Maine - Frist Congregational Church - Kittery Point, ME

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This is a classic New England church building. Built in 1730, it is the oldest continuously used church in Maine. The cemetery across the street has many graves of Revolutionary War veterans. It is well maintained and still in use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Maine

date approved: 3/20/2012

last visited: 5/10/2013

Image for OLDEST - Religious Society in Maine, First Parish Chruch  -  York, MEview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Religious Society in Maine, First Parish Chruch - York, ME

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First gathered in 1636 in the Anglican tradition, this church claims to be the oldest religious society in Maine. This is the fourth meeting house for the group which is now associated with the United Church of Christ as a Congregational church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Maine

date approved: 4/7/2012

last visited: 7/22/2013

Image for OLDEST - Jail in the United States - Old York Gaol  -  York, MEview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Jail in the United States - Old York Gaol - York, ME

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Built in 1719, partially from materials from the former jail dating from 1656, the Old York Gaol claims to be the oldest jail in the United States. It served as a jail at least until about 1860, and was restored as a museum in 1900.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Maine

date approved: 3/27/2012

last visited: 7/22/2013

Image for LONGEST - Continuous Stream Gauging in New Hampshire - Plymouth, NHview gallery

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SuperlativesLONGEST - Continuous Stream Gauging in New Hampshire - Plymouth, NH

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This sign states that this site is the longest continuous stream gauging in New Hampshire, starting in 1886.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 3/12/2016

last visited: 12/29/2022

Image for OLDEST -- continuously operating courthouse in Americaview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- continuously operating courthouse in America

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The Superior Courthouse in Newburyport, Massachusetts has an interesting and long history, but most notably has been in use as a courthouse since it's opening in 1805.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/17/2009

last visited: never

Image for Oldest Tavern - The Worthen House - Lowell, MAview gallery

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SuperlativesOldest Tavern - The Worthen House - Lowell, MA

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Ye old watering hole for Edgar Allen Poe, Jack Kerouac & Harvey Farkle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/20/2009

last visited: 11/21/2016

Image for LONGEST - Wooden and Covered Bridge in the United States - Cornish, NHview gallery

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SuperlativesLONGEST - Wooden and Covered Bridge in the United States - Cornish, NH

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The Cornish - Windsor Covered Bridge over the Connecticut River between Cornish NH and Windsor, VT is the longest wooden bridge and the longest covered bridge in the U.S. It is also the longest 2 span covered bridge in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 7/24/2013

last visited: 8/8/2022

Image for FIRST - Coeducational Boarding Schools -  Ashburnham, MAview gallery

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SuperlativesFIRST - Coeducational Boarding Schools - Ashburnham, MA

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Cushing Academy was among the first coeducational boarding schools on the east coast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/22/2020

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST -  Cultivated Tree in America - Danvers, MAview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Cultivated Tree in America - Danvers, MA

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The Endecott (a.k.a. Endicott) Pear Tree is located down slope from the parking area behind the Osram Sylvania building at 104 Endicott Street in Danvers, MA. It is both the oldest cultivated tree in America and the oldest fruit tree in America.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - known schoolhouse in the state - Eureka Schoolhouse - Goulds Mill VTview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - known schoolhouse in the state - Eureka Schoolhouse - Goulds Mill VT

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The school is believed to have been built in 1785, and is the oldest known schoolhouse in the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Vermont

date approved: 2/7/2023

last visited: never

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SuperlativesFIRST - Public Holocaust Memorial in Maine

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A beautiful monument in a beautiful setting, this memorial to holocaust victims has been placed in a green space at the west end of Longfellow Street in Portland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Maine

date approved: 6/24/2015

last visited: never

Image for TALLEST - Structure in Portland, MEview gallery

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SuperlativesTALLEST - Structure in Portland, ME

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The stately Gothic Revival Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, of the Catholic Diocese of Portland, was designed by noted church architect P. C. Keeley of New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Maine

date approved: 8/16/2016

last visited: 8/16/2016

Image for Earliest Maritime Signal Station - Portland, MEview gallery

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SuperlativesEarliest Maritime Signal Station - Portland, ME

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An observatory, signal tower, and historic and engineering landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: 3/19/2014

Image for OLDEST - Old Burial Hill - Marblehead MAview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Old Burial Hill - Marblehead MA

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The burial ground also contains the remains of a victim of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/6/2016

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - St. Michael's Church - Marblehead MAview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - St. Michael's Church - Marblehead MA

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Built in 1714-15, St. Michael's Church is the oldest Episcopal Church still in use in New England.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/3/2016

last visited: never

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SuperlativesHIGHEST - Wind Velocity-Mount Washington Summit-Gorham NH

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The Mt. Washington Conservatory was operated in the summit stage office then occupying this site in a great storm of April 12, 1934. The crew’s instruments measured a wind velocity of 231 miles per hour.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 1/4/2023

last visited: 1/4/2023

Image for OLDEST - Mountain Hiking Trail in Americaview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Mountain Hiking Trail in America

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The Crawford Path is the oldest mountain hiking trail in America.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 3/6/2009

last visited: 9/9/2019

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