Home of only Quaker in Puritan town (1600s), Portsmouth, New Hampshire - looking southerly
As Jack of Hartford/Naples would say, this photo is "out of jurisdiction." I was lucky enough to spend last weekend in New Hampshire, made even better by my own personal tour guide (my daughter). We did a quick look around Portsmouth on part of New Hampshire's 18-mile coastline on the Atlantic ocean. True that's not a LOT of coastline but it sure was picturesque!
When this house was built (1642) most of the people here were of the religious group called Puritans. But the owner of this house was Quaker George Walton - innkeeper, planter and tailor. The "exciting" part of his life was a land dispute in 1682, which he won. The loser was heard to say Walton would never enjoy the land...and sure enough, George Walton was cursed with a "shower of stones." Was the loser a witch? Who knows for sure whether there was a real connection or not...but the shower of stones DID happen. (Apparently Walton was unpopular with the locals for other reasons besides the land dispute.)
George Walton House, looking northerly
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