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Pine Tree Ramblings – Special “Pine Tree Riot” Edition 2018

by Tom April 13, 2018

246 years ago today, Hillsborough County royal Sheriff Benjamin Whiting and Deputy John Quigley rode up to South Weare, NH from Hollis, to issue a warrant for the arrest of Ebenezer Mudgett and others, for the crime of cutting trees greater than 12 inches diameter on their own property. They stayed the night at a […]

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Pine Tree Riot Commemoration

by Tom March 21, 2016

A commemoration of the event that is often credited as the first act of rebellion in the American colonies against the British Crown will be held in Weare, NH on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. On the same day in 1772, Ebenezer Mudgett, a citizen of Weare, led a group of his neighbors to the “Pine […]

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