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Book signing event – Toadstool Bookshop – Peterborough
April 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Peterborough Toadstool Hosts
presenting & signing
Monadnock Originals:Colorful Characters from New Hampshire’s Quiet Corner
Saturday, April 29th at 11 am
The Monadnock Region has been referred to as New Hampshire’s ‘forgotten corner.’ It is a quiet region known for its historic New England villages and beautiful natural landscape. Overlooked tales from the past prove that this has not always been a quiet place, however. Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, robber baron Jubilee Jim Fisk, infamous actress May Yohe, and miser Hetty Green, the richest woman in the United States, all spent time in the quiet corner. Noteworthy inventors, outspoken women, military heroes, nationally prominent businessmen, and dastardly criminals all called the region home. Local historian and author Alan F. Rumrill has compiled stories that reveal a region defined by its Yankee character ‘ and filled with Yankee characters.
Alan Rumrill is a native of the Monadnock Region, where his family has lived since 1770. He has been executive director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County for thirty-nine years. During that time, he has written eight books and presented more than one thousand programs on the region’s history and art. He also prepares three weekly radio and newspaper features on local history.