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Laconia Historical & Museum Societies, Inc.
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Laconia, NH 03246

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First explored in the 1620's, Laconia was for many years a part of Meredith and Gilford known as Meredith Bridge. Early explorers had hoped to follow the Piscataqua River north to Lake Champlain, in search of the great lakes and rivers of Canada told of in Indian lore. These explorers were known as the Laconia Adventurers, Laconia being a region of ancient Greece. Incorporated as a city in 1893, Laconia includes the villages of Lakeport and Weirs Beach. “Weirs” is the name of primitive fishing devices discovered at the outlet of Lake Winnipesaukee. Reprinted from

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  History of Laconia   Places to Visit

1. History of Lakeport

2. History of Laconia

3. Living by the Tracks - Memories of Growing Up at Winnisquam RR Station

4. Freedom Sanborn - Soldier, 12th Regiment, New Hampshire Vol. Company H.

5. "Are You Being Served?" Memories of O'Shea's Department Store by Ed Allard

Gale Memorial Building

The Belknap & Busiel Mills

The Colonial Theater

Lochmere Archeological Marker

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