55. Baker River
located on the east side of NH25 at the
Rumney safety rest area, Rumney, NH


"Known to Indians as Asquamchumauke, the nearby river was renamed for Lt. Thomas Baker (1682-1753) whose company of 34 scouts from Northhampton, Mass. passed down this valley in 1712. A few miles south his men destroyed a Pemigewasset Indian village. Massachusetts rewarded the expedition with a scalp bounty of L40 and made Baker a captain."

erected 1968

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1/17/2002