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Old 02-13-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Guilford

Yep... that's spelled correctly..

The Town of Gilford was named by Captain Lemuel B. Mason in honor of the Battle of Guilford Court House during the American Revolutionary War. (1781)

It became Gilford due to a clerical error..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilford,_New_Hampshire

The State Motto.. "Live Free or Die" is a shorten version of a toast, penned by John Stark.

The phrase comes from a toast written by General John Stark on July 31, 1809. Poor health forced Stark, New Hampshire's most famous soldier of the American Revolutionary War, to decline an invitation to an anniversary reunion of the Battle of Bennington and to send his toast by letter:
"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils."
I guess the whole quote wouldn't have fit on our license plates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stark

We moved here 22 years ago.. I was fascinated by the history of Gilford and New Hampshire..

So... some of you "history nuts" may enjoy these websites.
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Default The Flag from Guilford Court House

My "new" avatar is the flag from the Battle of Guilford Court House. 1781

http://www.united-states-flag.com/guco.html
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