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New Hampshire

One of the original 13 states (it entered the Union in 1788), New Hampshire was named after the English county of Hampshire. New Hampshire is called the "Granite State" because of its numerous granite quarries; the nickname may also reflect the state's attachment to tradition and its history of a frugal government. There are no general sales or individual income taxes, which fits with the state motto of "Live free or die." A relatively small state, New Hampshire plays a major role every four years in the presidential election, as it holds the first primary election. New Hampshire's state bird is the purple finch and its capital is Concord.

Enfield, NH - Shaker Barn

Enfield, NH - Shaker Barn

Frank Jones Brewery, Portsmouth, NH

Frank Jones Brewery, Portsmouth, NH

Jackson, NH - Covered Bridge

Jackson, NH - Covered Bridge

Lincoln, NH - Clark's Bridge

Lincoln, NH - Clark's Bridge

Littleton, NH - Barn

Littleton, NH - Barn

Manchester, NH - Padlocked Door

Manchester, NH - Padlocked Door

Pawn shop, Manchester, New HampshireEdwinLocke1937-colorized

Pawn shop, Manchester, New HampshireEdwinLocke1937-colorized

Portsmouth, NH - Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Portsmouth, NH - Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

White Island Light, NH, 1901

White Island Light, NH, 1901

Windsor, NH - Longest U.S. covered bridge

Windsor, NH - Longest U.S. covered bridge