The business of naming is as old as language itself. The names a town bestows on its rivers and river banks, streets, buildings and other landmarks provide a window into the soul of that town, through the history it chooses to celebrate. In 1623, the first settlers arrived in what would one day be known as Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Native Americans in these parts already had a name for the swift flowing Piscataqua River. The settlers took over from there. Delighted with the vegetation they found, they named their new home ...

Placenames of Portsmouth 2011, Back Channel Press

ISBN-13: 9781934582312

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The Placenames of Portsmouth 2008, Back Channel Press

ISBN-13: 9780976759003

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