22. Denman Thompson (1833-1911)
located in a small triangular plot at the junction
of NH32 and West Swanzey Road, opposite
Monadnock Regional High School, Swanzey, NH

"A famous theatrical trouper who lived and died in West Swanzey. He gained a national reputation by his portrayal of the character, 'Joshua Whitcomb,' the New Hampshire farmer on a trip to Boston. From this he subsequently evolved 'The Old Homestead,' a play of long runs before enthusiastic audiences."

erected 1964

Stalking New Hampshire's Historical Markers
Historical Markers of the Monadnock Region

Related Link:
DenmanThompson's The Old Homestead

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