101. Site of Wilder's Chair Factory
located on NH124, near its junction with Old Nashua Road, about 4 miles
east of the Sharon-New Ipswich town line in New Ipswich, NH

"In 1810, Peter Wilder, with his son-in-law Abijah Wetherbee, established the Wilder Chair Shop here in Wilder Village. Josiah P. Wilder and some of his brothers, sons of Peter, made over 25,000 spindle-back wooden seated chairs in forty or more designs. Stools, settees and rockers were also made here until the freshet of 1869 when the dam went out."

erected 1975

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