142. Mast Tree Riot of 1734
located at the southern split of NH107
and NH111A in Freemont, NH


"Local lumbermen illegally cut Mast Trees reserved for the King's Royal Navy. When David Dunbar, Surveyor General, visited nearby Copyhold Mill to inspect fallen lumber, local citizens assembled, discharging firearms and convinced Dunbar to leave. Returning with 10 men, Dunbar's group was attacked and dispersed at a local tavern by citizens disguised as 'Indians.'"

erected 1982



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