New Hampshire. ESL 5 Culture Study Presenter: Hsiao,Hsin-Chieh Instructor: Lyra Riabov. Content. Geography of New Hampshire Government of New Hampshire Symbols of New Hampshire Business of New Hampshire Tourist information of New Hampshire Reference Quiz of New Hampshire.
New Hampshire ESL 5 Culture Study Presenter: Hsiao,Hsin-Chieh Instructor: Lyra Riabov
Content • Geography of New Hampshire • Government of New Hampshire • Symbols of New Hampshire • Business of New Hampshire • Tourist information of New Hampshire • Reference • Quiz of New Hampshire
Geography of New Hampshire • One of the six New England states • Capital: Concord • Largest City :Manchester • Population:1,235,786 • Size: 9,351 square miles • State nickname: The Granite State • State motto: Live Free or Die
Government of New Hampshire • Governor: Craig Benson • Statehood: June 21, 1788 (the 9th state in the U.S.A.) • Main cities: Concord( capital ) Manchester Nashua Dover Conway Berlin
Symbols of New Hampshire State Flag State Seal
Symbols of New Hampshire State Tree: White Birch State Flower: Purple Lilac
Symbols of New Hampshire State Animal : White-tailed deer State Bird: Purple Finch
Business of New Hampshire Major Industries: textiles, lumber, tourism, electronic equipment, software Newer industries: producing precision instruments electronic equipment automatic control mechanisms manufacture electrical and electronic equipment computer software telecommunications equipment.
Urban development started in Manchester, New Hampshire, around 1830. The town developed rapidly, especially after the Civil War, and became the country’s textile capital. Amoskeag Manufacturing Company was established in this city. It continued to operate until 1936. Around the turn of the century, they were the largest textile producers in the world, employing some 17,000 workers in their mills in Manchester. One estimate claims that the mills of the Amoskeag had about 2,500 kilometers of floor space. The mill exported 5 million yards of cloth every week! Business of New Hampshire Textiles The Amoskeag Textile Factory ,Manchester (circa 1920)
Business of New Hampshire Tourism • New Hampshire's natural resources and recreational opportunities are legendary. • New Hampshire just a little over 9,000 square miles, the state offers towering mountains, more than 1,300 lakes and ponds, 18 miles of Atlantic coastline, and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams. The760,000 acre White Mountain National Forest is one of the most beautiful areas in the nation and is known as the "Switzerland of America." • New Hampshire's tourism industry produces $1 billion in annual sales and employs more than 54,000 individuals, making it New Hampshire's second largest industry
Tourist information of New Hampshire "Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades. Shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe, jewelers a monster watch, and dentists a gold tooth; but up in Franconia Mountains, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there he makes men!" Daniel Webster19 century New Hampshire statesman, The Secretary of state
Mount Washington Tourist information of New Hampshire The White Mountains in New Hampshire are named for the striking snow caps on their bare peaks, which contrast with the dense forests covering their slopes. The highest peak in the range is Mount Washington, which rises 1917 m (6288 ft) above sea level. The mountain’s summit is notoriously stormy; one of the highest wind velocities ever recorded, 372 km/h (231 mph), was measured there.
Tourist information of New Hampshire Swift River Striking autumn foliage from a variety of hardwood trees borders the Swift River, which flows in the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire. The river is one of many small waterways formed from melting snow in this rugged mountain range.
Tourist information of New Hampshire State House at Concord Concord became the capital of New Hampshire in 1808, after several other cities, including Portsmouth and Exeter, had served terms. The State House, built of marble and granite, was completed in 1819.
Tourist information of New Hampshire Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site Augustus Saint-Gaudens created magnificent bronze sculptures of respected American political and military figures throughout his lifetime. His home and studio in Cornish, New Hampshire, became a national historic site in 1964. Today, visitors can tour the studio and gardens that Saint-Gaudens used from 1885 until his death in 1907.
Tourist information of New Hampshire • Appalachian National Scenic Trail(1968) Scenic trail 3,473 km long following the Appalachian Mountains from Maine to Georgia • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (1964) Home, studios, and gardens of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reference • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ • http://www.hitchiner.com/HR/region.html • http://data2.itc.nps.gov/parksearch/state.cfm?st=nh • http://www2.marianopolis.edu/quebechistory/pictures/textile2.htm