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The New Student's Reference Work/Concord (New Hampshire)

Con′cord, the capital of New Hampshire, is on the Merrimac River and has some handsome public buildings. The city has extensive water-power. It manufactures large numbers of carriages, also shoes, twine, leather-goods, silverware, electrical apparatus, machine-shop products; and has quantities of fine granite in its vicinity. An island in the Merrimac near the city is famous as the place where Mrs. Hannah. Dustin and her nurse, with the aid of a boy, in 1697 killed ten Indians who had taken them captive. Concord was the home of the Penacooks, a powerful tribe of Indians. It was settled in 1725. Population, 21,497.