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Harnessing History:  On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook

NH’s state flower is the lilac and the state fruit is the pumpkin, but do you know our state dog? 

The Hooksett Heritage Commission sponsors the NH Humanities (NHHC) program titled “Harnessing History:  On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook.”  This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story.  Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire.  Special guests: Sombra the Husky and Russell and Tamworth the Chinooks.  This program is free and open to the public and sponsored in part by a grant from the NHHC.

Earlier Event: October 24
New Hampshire at War
Later Event: November 3
Enfield Shaker Museum Annual Meeting