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SEACOAST TIMELINE

Sometimes you just have to step back and look at the big picture. In this section we break through the layers of local history, strata by strata. It's a great starting place for students and first-time visitors. Watch the Seacoast evolve (devolve?) over four centuries and beyond.

 

 

Portsmouth Timeline Print Email
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Think of this page as a Portsmouth time machine. Scroll down through four centuries of events that shaped the Seacoast. We've pulled a few favorites from hundreds of articles in the HISTORY section. But hurry. Time is short.

 

 
The Contact Era Print Email
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WHITE MEN ARRIVING

New Hampshire dates its first European settlement as 1623. But explorers visited at least two decades before. Fisherman from Europe apparently inhabited the Isles of Shoals as early as 1600. And suddenly the life of New Hampshire coastal Natives changed for all time.

 
The Prehistoric Era Print Email
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PEOPLE OF THE DAWN LAND

For at least 10,000 years before European settlement, this region was the home of Native American tribes. Indians traveled with the weather, spending summers on the coast where they were extraordinary fishers and hunters.  Precious little evidence of these people are on display locally.

 

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