A Mini-Walkabout in Exeter

Lovely Exeter, NH – I could do a town like this.

Breaking New Ground in Zone 6

Winter seemed to vanish overnight along with the mounds of snow just before the Easter weekend. Spring fever abounded with runners, walkers, shoppers, bikers outnumbering vehicles. We decided it was time to join in the procession and become acquainted with a bit of the town of Exeter, the capital of this new state during the Revolutionary War.

We made a visit to the Exeter Town Hall, built in 1855 and still going strong. It was on these steps that Abraham Lincoln spoke to a large crowd on March 6, 1860 against the expansion of slavery in the Kansas and Nebraska territories. It was later that year that he was elected our 16th president.

We climbed those steps to the interior of the building where we found a beehive of activity. Until 1979, the main floor was home to the police department but now it is used for community meetings. This…

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