ble interval land, which bears
every appearance of having been
once covered by New-found Lake.
At the depth of twenty feet can be
found stumps, trees, and traces of
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Lake and Rivers. A portion of
New-found Lake is within the lim-
its of this town. Smiths and Fow-
lers Rivers are the principal
streams. The improved horse
water power is 229.
Mountains. Cardigan Mountain
is the highest elevation, and forms
the boundary between Alexandria
and Orange. Its base is rugged
and covered with a heavy growth
of timber. Its summit is divided
into two granite peaks, which can
be seen for miles distant.
Employments. The people are
engaged, generally, in farming.
2,100,000 feet of lumber is annually
sawed. 8,500 pounds of maple su-
gar annually manufactured. (See
Resources. Productions of the
soil, $98,517; mechanical labor,
$ 7,400; money at interest, $ 70,35;
deposits in savings bank, $8,000;
stock in trade, $ 2,850.
Churches and Schools. Union
Church, fifty members, Rev. Chas
E. Rogers, Pastor. There are
fifteen schools in town; average
length of schools during the yeai%
First Minister. Rev. Enoch
Whipple, (Congregational) settled
in 1788; dismissed in 1794.
f'irst Organization. Alexandria
was granted to Joseph Butterfield
and others, March 13, 1757. Jona-
than, John M. and Wm. Corliss,
were the first settlers, in December
1769. Incorporated, November 23,
1782. In 1821, its territorial lim-
its were diminished by the annex-
ation of a large tract to New
Chester, now Hill.
Boundaries. North by Orange
and Hebron, east by Bristol, south
by Hill, and west by Danbury. I m-
proved land 14,382 acres.
Distances. Thirty-four miles
north-west from Concord, forty
south-east from Haverhill, and
about fourteen south-westerly from
Railroads. By the express and
mail train, daily to Bristol station,
four miles, on Bristol Branch Rail-
Merrimack Co. A portion of
the soil of this town is light, though
there are some very fine farms.
The town was formerly covered
with a growth of fine timber, and
great quantities of lumber were
annually taken down the river.
Rivers. Suncook River is the
dividing line between Allenstown
and Pembroke, and affords some
excellent water power, which is
being improved by cotton mills,
&c. Bear Brook furnishes some
good mill sites. There are several
other small streams well stored
Mountains. Catamount Hill is
the highest elevation. At the east
end of this hill is a precipice of
seventy feet, nearly perpendicular,
at the foot of which is a cavern of
Employments. The inhabitants
of this town are largely engaged
in manufacturing and trade. One
of the largest cotton mills ever
built under one roof, in this State,
is in this town. Over 11,000,000
yards of print cloth are annually
manufactured, valued at $830,000.
30,000 pairs of sale boots and shoes