Pine Tree Wars Leading to American Revolution

In 1722, because there were not enough appropriate trees in England, NH settlers could not cut white pine larger than one foot in diameter as they were needed by the English navy for their ship masts. New Hampshire colonists had to pay England’s royalty to cut white pines on their own land. As you can imagine, this did not sit well with the colonists. Come to the Rochester Historical Society’s meeting on Wednesday,October 16at 7:00 pm, 355 County Road and hear the outcome of this situation as told by Mack Phinney, the RHS President. Refreshments will be served and it is free and open to the public.

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