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New Hampshire Roads Taken or Not by Steve Taylor

Kensington, NH…Wednesday, March 13th at 7 PM.

The Kensington Public Library, 126 Amesbury Road, is hosting Steve Taylor who will present his program:  “New Hampshire Roads Taken—or Not.”
This event is co-sponsored with the Kensington Historical Society and made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Following World War II, New Hampshire embarked on an extensive program of constructing new highways and improving existing roads to accommodate explosive growth in passenger vehicles and the need for better infrastructure to accommodate commercial traffic. Hundreds of millions in federal, state, and local tax dollars would be expended on this initiative over the second half of the 20th century and road construction would become an enduring part of the state's economy.
In this program, Steve Taylor reviews some of New Hampshire's most significant highway choices in the 20th century, followed by discussion of the economic, social, and cultural changes that followed decisions to build or not to build.

Steve Taylor is an independent scholar, farmer, journalist, and longtime public official. With his sons, Taylor operates a dairy, maple syrup, and cheese making enterprise in Meriden Village. He has been a newspaper reporter and editor, and served for 25 years as New Hampshire’s commissioner of agriculture. Taylor was the founding executive director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is a lifelong student of the state's rural culture.

This event is free and open to the public.   For more information please call us at 603-772-5022 or email us at



Kensington Library is located at 126 Amesbury Road (Rte. 150) in Kensington. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 603-772-5022 or email us at, please visit our website .































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