Concord, NH

Day 3 / Capitol #5

There was a sense of patriotism as soon as I got to Concord, starting at the gas station and when I learned that state moto is: Live Free or Die.  I even met a couple at the Marriott Courtyard; Glenn and Linda were glad to meet someone who was doing something so patriotic and spiritual and insisted on praying for me. 

Located in a downtown, neighborly setting on its own city block (2.6 acres), it is outlined with curbing, bushes, fencing made of granite (for which Vermont is famous) and I saw a sign indicating it is the oldest statehouse (built in 1819) in which the legislature still sits in its original chambers.  The influence of Abraham Lincoln was made obvious by a plaque of the Gettysburg Address and several items in the gift shop.