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By J. Dennis Robinson
SeacoastNH.com Editor

Book Cover Copies Still Available !

The official commemorative booklet of the 375th Anniversary Celebration is now available to our web site readers. Discover the full history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire in this concise highly readable booklet.

This 7 1/2 x 11" booklet is printed on high quality paper stock with three dozen monochrome illustrations. Designed by Brown & Company (who also designed our homepage) the booklet contains nine brief chapters tracing Portsmouth history from the earliest European settlement in 1623 to the present day.

Created to attract local children to the study of the region's fascinating heritage, "A Brief History of Portsmouth" is a superb introduction to the "City of the Open Door." Sections focus on Native Americans, the arrival of David Thomson, the British colonial capital, the local Revolution, hard economic times, clipper ships, the naval shipyard, tycoon Frank Jones, poet Celia Thaxter and more.

SIGNED COPIES:
Each copy is signed by the author, while copies last. Specific inscription supplied at your written request at no charge.

Note: The first edition was supported, in part, by advertising and seed funds from the 375th Celebration Committee and published by the Portsmouth Historical Society. Half the press run is being distributed to Portsmouth-area school children, residents and local libraries at no charge. These copies are made possible through Ideaworks Creative Services of Portsmouth, NH.

Sorry, no online or telephone orders.

Just send check, cash or money order for $7
(includes postage and handling) to:

Make check payable to Ideaworks.

Mail order with return address to:
Ideaworks
Portsmouth Book Offer
PO Box 7158
Portsmouth, NH 03802

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