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This page is dedicated to directing you toward internet articles on various aspects of Pittsfield, NH. It is a non-commercial, non-government web site with lots of pictures and local insider information. It is created and maintained by a Pittsfield property owner in his spare time, just for the fun of it. We hope you enjoy it!

Unless stated otherwise, CLICK HERE to go to a LINK PAGE which has the actual links to the articles described here

 

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THEN AND NOW PICTURES. This article/picture site has images of the town taken from old postcards dated around 1910 and next to them is that location today. Go to our Link Page and find the "THEN AND NOW", PITTS.HTML link.


MAGAZINE ARTICLE. The June 2009 issue of New Hampshire To Do Magazine did an article on Pittsfield. This article appears here with permission from the magazine. Go to our Link Page and find
the "PITTSFIELD - PLAIN AND SIMPLE AND LIKING IT THAT WAY!" , PITART.HTML link.


HOMETOWN PARADE. Everyone loves the classic, small town America parade. Here are pictures of just such a parade, the 2007 Old Homes Day Parade along Main Street. Go to our Link Page and find "EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE", PARADE.HTML link.

PITTSFIELD PHOTOGRAPHS - PICTURES OF PITTSFIELD. To to our Link Page and find the "TOWN PHOTO ALBUM" PITTSHOW.HTML link.


MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPHS. Home trim, door bells, and other neat featurs hidden on the structures in downtown Pittsfield (mostly along Main Street). Go to our Link Page and find the "MYSTERY PHOTOS" MYSTERY.HTML link.


TOWN LANDMARKS. Get to know the important landmarks of Pittsfield. The town pictures are nice, but become and 'insider' by knowing what things in town are the important landmarks. Go to our Link Page and find "LANDMARKS" LANDNMARKS.HTML link.


PITTSFIELD FOOD AND RESTAURANT GUIDE - DINING OUT. Come to visit and you will need to eat. This article covers the places in and around Pittsfield to get something to eat. Note the these places come and go. Expect some changes from the list. Go to our Link Page and find the 'RESTAURTANT GUIDE' FOOD.HTML link.


BEST AND THE WORST. Like all small, old towns, there is charm and character, but also a bit of rot. Read what makes Pittsfield wonderful and what needs improvement, at least in the view of the auther. Go to our Link Page and find the "BEST AND THE WORST", BESTWORST.HTML link.


PITTSFIELD WEATHER. So what is the weather like in central NH through the year? Here are the stats. Go to our Link Page - bottom of the page - click on the "TOWN WEATHER", (03263.HTML) link.


CIVIL WAR CONTRIBUTION. Like all New Hampshire towns, the town made a serious investment in resources, men, and money to help the Government win the Civil War. Many of the town's soldiers served in the 12th NH Vol. Regiment. Go to our Link Page and click on the two "CIVIL WAR" (MONUMENT.HTML and MEMORIALDAY.HTML) links.




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This page is dedicated to directing you toward internet articles on various aspects of Pittsfield, NH.

It is a non-commercial, non-government web site with lots of pictures and local insider information. It is created and maintained by a Pittsfield property owner in his spare time, just for the fun of it. We hope you enjoy it!


Unless stated otherwise, CLICK HERE to go to a help page/LINK PAGE which has the actual links to the articles described here


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Pittsfield, NH zip code 03263

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Town of Pittsfield official town web sit( zip code 03263)

Globe Manufacturing (famous fire suit manufacturer)

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Pittsfield Players (well known community theater group)

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Pittsfield NH History (copyright - Pittsfield Historical Society)

 

As explained in the Pittsfield Historical Society web site

 

Founded in 1768 by John Cram, initially Pittsfield was a collection of farms with several small centers of activity:  The Lower City, Upper City, South Pittsfield, Knowltons Corners and the Berry District.  Each of these places had a number of homes and some combination of stores, churches, schools and mills.  Within a few decades, the "Lower City" along the Suncook River became the dominant political, social and industrial center of activity in Pittsfield.  The town of Pittsfield, New Hampshire was incorporated on March 22, 1782 and its first meeting house erected in 1789. The first church was erected in 1789 in what now houses the present Pittsfield Community Center  The first school was constructed in 1777 near Catamount Mountain across from the Quaker Burying Ground.

From the very beginning, industry played an important role in Pittsfield economy.  Upon his arrival, Cram erected saw and grist mills.  About 1820, James Joy erected a scythe factory below these mills and in 1826 a cotton mill was erected.  In 1826, Cotton Drake engaged a shoe maker to come to Pittsfield to teach his sons how to make shoes.  The idea caught on and soon dozens of farmers and their families were manufacturing shoes in their homes. 

Between 1830 and 1840 the town population grew by 34.7%.  As a result, new homes had to be built.  To meet this demand James Joy and his successors at the cotton mill built a number of houses which became known as the "Corporation." Others erected stately single-family homes in the down area. 

With the arrival of the railroad in 1869, Pittsfield became the commercial center of the Suncook Valley.  Farmers brought their products from surrounding towns for shipment to Boston and points south.  The same farmers purchased dry goods, groceries, farm implements and other products in Pittsfield's stores which gave rise to a tremendous increase in commercial activity.  In 1924, the Suncook Valley Railroad became a part of the Boston and Maine system and continued to serve the valley that gave it its name.  The end of the railroad era occurred in 1950. 

In the war between the states, "it is doubtful if any other town furnished a more honorable list of men than Pittsfield, in proportion to the size.   Pittsfield sent into the ranks one hundred and forty seven.  Of these fifty-nine were either killed or permanently disabled;  more than 40 percent were casualties."  E Harold Young, History of Pittsfield

In 1870, Doak, Pecker & Swett erected a 30' by 200' shoe factory on Catamount Street near the railroad depot.  Later the factory was doubled in size.  Soon several other shoe factories emerged.  Most importantly, in 1879 "Riverside 1" was erected below the cotton mill on Joy Street.  It was occupied by C. B. Lancaster which immediately began constructing another building, "Riverside 2" adjacent to it.  By 1880, there were thriving shoe businesses on both ends of Pittsfield Village.

In 1901, Globe Manufacturing Company moved to Pittsfield.   Since that time, Globe Manufacturing has grown to over 180 employees and is recognized as the largest manufacturer of protective clothing for firefighters in the world.

 

 

       
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Homes, schools, businesses, pictures, links from the Town of Pittsfield, NH

Pittsfield NH 03263 Non-Commercial Links Info - pictures
Life in Pittsfield, New Hampshire 03263 - homes, schools businesses - private resident's Pittsfield web site.