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Old 06-23-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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Well whether you like him or not Adam Sandler was just on David Letterman promoting his movie that opens Friday. On Letterman Adam was wearing a shirt that said Rye Beach, New Hampshire. Apparently the movie was mostly filmed on Chebacco Lake in Essex Ma. In the movie the lake is called Amoskeag Lake. Since Adam cowrote the movie I would guess the name came from the Amoskeag Mills in Manchester. I heard that Adam wears a UNH shirt in the movie. I don't usually go to comedies, but I may go since it was filmed in New England.
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I had wondered which lake that was filmed on - but not quite curious enough to look it up myself.

Thanks for doing the legwork!

And, yes - it's too much of a coincidence that the fictitious lake is called Amoskeag. Prolly Adam's doing.

The mills of Manchester were once the largest cotton producing complex in the world, with something of a peak output in the order of 500 linear miles of cloth daily. Distributed over a 6-day work week, that's enough ticking, muslin, etc. to extend from the Granite State to the Golden State.

The mills took their name from the falls. It's Abenaki for "place of many fish" - the best fishing between Pawtucket Falls and the Weirs.

For them in the early years of the republic, the falls were a boon and an impediment since most shipping travel was done via riverways.

After the completion of the Middlesex canal in Mass., a judge named Samuel Blodgett constructed a canal around the falls, thereby linking Boston with Concord, NH.

Because of the waterpower potential of the area (then called Derryfield), Blodgett proclaimed that the small farming community would become an industrial city that would rival those of England - the "Manchester of America" as he prophesied.

To evoke the spirit of the late great Paul Harvey, now you know the rest of the story.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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I'm sitting in one of those Amoskeag buildings right now. I own # 10 and we are very proud and privileged to share the history of the great Amoskeag Manufacturing. Yes it was the biggest textile producer in the world and yes Manchester's name came from the other great textile producer Manchester England.
I have a framed listing of stats from 1907.
incorporated in 1830
13,000 employees
Weekly payroll $112,000
550,000 spindles making
200,200,000 yards of cotton per year
110 acres of floor space
34 turbine water wheels making 16,488 hp
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You also got to give him credit for showing up at the Manchester Central HS graduation, spoke to the graduates and stood there on stage and shook each one of their hands. Now that's pretty classy.
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Siksukr,
Thank you for the stats. I always wondered just how big the operation was in the prime.

To put the incredible volume in perspective:
200,000,000 yards of material is just about enough to cover all the water of Winni every year. WOW
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I'm sitting in one of those Amoskeag buildings right now. I own # 10 and we are very proud and privileged to share the history of the great Amoskeag Manufacturing. Yes it was the biggest textile producer in the world and yes Manchester's name came from the other great textile producer Manchester England.
I have a framed listing of stats from 1907.
incorporated in 1830
13,000 employees
Weekly payroll $112,000
550,000 spindles making
200,200,000 yards of cotton per year
110 acres of floor space
34 turbine water wheels making 16,488 hp
I worked in the Jefferson Mill, the one with the clock, for more than a decade, commuted from Moultonboro (90 minutes each way in good WX) back in the 80's/90's. No spindles going round and round, just electrons going from chip to chip and I made those electrons cooperate with humanity (as I saw fit...LOL).

I wound the clock many times... no there was no motor back then....geeezzzz, I did the crank, it was good exercise

Sorry for the nostalgic trip !
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I wound the clock many times... no there was no motor back then....geeezzzz, I did the crank, it was good exercise

Sorry for the nostalgic trip !

Dear Wifi, being of any mechanical future or past gets some off'n the couch! After all, some of the old staples of life, were never meant to pin anyone there!

Let us exercise from here on out! I think we have outlived Jaws 27, or whatever?



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Thumbs up really funny!!

we just saw the movie " grown ups" last night.

it is really funny... lots of New England & Manchester things in it. A light hearted and good movie to start off the summer.

Everything was so typical of five boys growing up.. I laughed alot !!
the place was full & all ages enjoyed it !!
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If anyone remembers the movie a few years back, Click has a flashback depicting Adam Sandler as a kid playing on a beach on Lake Winnipesaukee.

"Grown Ups" is "OUR" lake! =D
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You also got to give him credit for showing up at the Manchester Central HS graduation, spoke to the graduates and stood there on stage and shook each one of their hands. Now that's pretty classy.
He said on Regis and Kelly that he speaks at the Central Graduations of his nieces and nephews that go there...pretty cool.
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I read online somewhere that he donated 1 million dollars to the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester in 2007... even cooler!

Also notable NH comedians are Sarah Silverman and Seth Myers (SNL) - they're both from Bedford!
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My wife and I just saw Grown Ups. OK, its mindless....but its funny and it is entertainment after all.

Keep your eyes open for a landscape shot shortly after the families arrive at Amoskeag Lake. I am certain that there is a shot of Lake Winnipesaukee and Rattlesnake Island. Anyone else agree?
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yes, I agree that was Rattlesnake for sure.... without doubt.. we said the same thing. but only that first from the air view.

it was fun to watch.
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I read online somewhere that he donated 1 million dollars to the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester in 2007... even cooler!

Also notable NH comedians are Sarah Silverman and Seth Myers (SNL) - they're both from Bedford!
I believe Sarah Silverman is from Nashua. You are right about Seth. He is from Bedford and graduated from West High school.
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Sarah is from Bedford,, her parents & sisters still live there. she attended the Derryfield school in Manchester.
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Don't forget Mike O'Malley! He's awesome in Glee!
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If anyone remembers the movie a few years back, Click has a flashback depicting Adam Sandler as a kid playing on a beach on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Saw the scene on tv this morning. Yes, Adam says it's Winni. But given the landscape and water in the background, no way!
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Thanks, I thought it was Lake Wini until it said Amoskeag Lake and it was filmed in Essex. They also went to Water Wizz on the Cape, and Woodman's Clam Shack in Essex, where they ordered burgers and fries (not on the menu I think!) It is a nice amusing family movie about young uptight middle aged families finding good family times on a lake. Winni lovers will identify.
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