Employments. The larger por-
tion of the people are engaged in
farming, who find a ready market
for all their surplus produce in the
City of Manchester, some five
miles distant. Shoemaking and
lumbering are the principal me-
chanical businesses; there being
annually made about 24,000 pairs
of womens boots and shoes, and
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1,870,000 feet of lumber sawed.
Resources. Annnal value of the
productions of the soil, $67,843;
val-ue of mechanical labor, $ 10.400;
deposits in savings bank, $50,924;
money at interest, $5,993; stock in
trade, $ 14,020; receipts from sum-
mer tourists, $ 3,000.
Churches and Schools. There
are two churches, Methodist, Elder
James Adams, pastor; Congrega-
tional, Rev. J. L. Gay, pastor.
There are eight schools in town,
average length of schools for the
year, 17 weeks.
Tourists. The beautiful scenery
around the Massabesic, has at-
tracted the attention of many
lovers of recreation, and Auburn
is becoming quite a resort for sum-
mer tourists. The Massabesic
House located on the shore of the
Lake, is a large and commodious
hotel, and suitably adapted for
summer boarders. The Concord
and Portsmouth railroad passes
within a few rods of the house.
Trains twice a day, each way,
arrive and depart. The Lake is
truly a pleasing and attractive
resort for the pleasure seeker, as
well as the student of nature.
The Cave, on the westerly
side of Devils Den Mountain,
will interest any stranger who will
visit it. The entrance to this cave
is about five feet in height, and two
and a half in width. It extends
into the hill, in a northern direc-
tion, about eighty feet, of sufficient
dimensions to permit a person to
pass. It is divided into numerous
apartments, several of which are
fourteen feet square, and from two
to fifteen feet in height. About
sixty persons spent their summer
vacation in Auburn in 1872.
Boundaries. North by Candia,
east by Chester, south by London-
derry, and west by Manchester.
Distances. Twenty miles south-
east from Concord, and twenty-one
west from Exeter.
Belknap Co. Barnstead is one
of the most wealthy agricultural
towns in the county. The land
lies, principally, in large swells,
affording excellent grazing; while
the soil is easily cultivated and
produces fine crops of wheat, corn,
oats and hay. On the river, there
are some very fine interval lands,
and valuable farms. No more
pleasant country, for farming, can
be found in the State, than Barn-
River and Ponds. Suncook riv-
er is the principal stream, and
furnishes some fine water power.
There are several ponds, the larg-
est of which are Suncook, Brindle
and Half Moon Ponds. These
waters are well stored with fish.
Minerals. Plumbago and bog
iron ore are found in various sec-
tions of the town.
Employment. Farming is the
principal employment of the in-
habitants. About 100,000 pairs of
sale shoes are annually made;
500,000 shingles and 400,000 feet of
boards and dimension timber, are
annually sawed; 10,000 yards
woolen goods manufactured, be-