You have NEVER heard of HANNAH DUSTIN!!!
 

In Haverhill, Massachusetts they have a Dustin Street
and a Dustin Square in her honor!

Well...A tablet was erected in Haverhill in 1890, at the time of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of its settlement, to mark the spot where  the Dustin house stood.
 


Later in 1908, a boulder 12 feet high and weighing 60,000 pounds, suitably inscribed, was placed here by the Dustin Association.
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And what about the memorial stone near Nashua, New Hampshire which marks the spot where Hannah spent the night on her return to Haverhill.  It is about 5 feet high and was erected in 1902, by the D.A.R. , Matthew Thornton Chapter.
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This road marker has been placed on next to the Merrimac River
near the site of the monument below.

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In 1874, the citizens of New Hampshire erected on the island in the
                    Merrimack River where the Indians were killed. 
The pedestal is 18 feet high, and the entire height
of the monument is 25 feet. 

 

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In 1879 this monument was erected in City Hall Park, Haverhill.
The granite pedestal is 9 feet high.  On each of the 4 sides which are 4 feet square at the base, are bas-relief in bronze, portraying Hannah's  capture, her husband's defense of the children, the scene of killing the Indians, and finally her return to Haverhill with the nurse and boy in a canoe; under each of these scenes is a suitable inscription.

 

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The bronze statue of Hannah which tops the granite is 6 feet high.  One hand grasps a tomahawk, while the other seems to be pointing to the future generations to forever keep in mind their sacred responsibility in the
Protection of the Home.



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There is no other woman in the United States or in the history of the world
who has five monuments and tablets erected to her memory.

OKAY... do you want to know what she did?

wpe72.jpg (2577 bytes)Hannah's story as told in the book, "Historical Collections... of every town in Massachusetts" by John Warner Barber, pub. 1839.

wpe72.jpg (2577 bytes)Article written by Rev. Cotton Mather after his interview with Hannah Dustin.