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History of Keene: Digital Books, Photos, Pamphlets, & Postcards


A History of the Town of Keene from 1874 by S. G. Griffin, M. A.
"Upper Ashuelot"; a history of Keene New Hampshire by the Keene History Committee (1968)


Keene and Vicinity: its Points of Interest, and its Representative Business Men; embracing Keene, Hinsdale, Winchester, Marlboro, Walpole, Swanzey and Charlestown by George F. Bacon (1891)
A Sketch of Keene, the Gem of the Ashuelot Valley (1895)
Keene's Revolutionary Soldiers (1897)
The Mechanic Street Boiler Explosion of 1864, by Algernon H. Hill
Old Prison Street Cemetery Address by Frank H. Whitcomb (1904)
Keene Souvenir (history and detailed "Industrial and Mercantile" directory) (1908) Pt. 1  Pt. 2  Pt. 3
Keene on the Ashuelot (from 1909 Granite Monthly magazine)
Chronological Record of Events of Keene's Business District by Samuel Wadsworth (1928)
Eagle Hotel Story of 125 Years, 1806-1931 by Clifford C. Wilber
The Story of Central Square by Clifford C. Wilber (1945)
Time Marches On; the House that was at 51 West Street (1950)
The Story of Hampshire Pottery (1966 version)

Historic Keene - a Bicentennial Tour (~1973)

Downtown Keene - an Historic Inventory (1983) 

Photographs and Postcards

Keene Historical Photos and Postcards, at Flickr
Anne R. Wardwell Historical Photographs of Keene


Original Plan of Upper Ashuelot - 1733
Map of Keene and Roxbury with Parts of Adjoining Towns by Samuel Wadsworth - 1910 
Map of Keene by Samuel Wadsworth - 1917
Maps of Main Street and Central Square 1733-1965


Keene Mayors 1874-present

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