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Poplin -Fremont Historic Moments
  • 240 YEARS AGO IN 1768  Poplin votes to dismantle the 1764 Meeting House frame on Sand Hill. No further votes are taken to build a Meeting House until February 1800.
  • 1788  Thomas Chase of Poplin represents Poplin & Raymond at the NH Constitutional Convention held in Concord. Chase is one of 47 NH Delegates to vote NOT to ratify the U.S. Constitution. The vote was 57 yes to 47 no. NH becomes the 9th and deciding state to put the Constitution in effect.
  • 1828 The Poplin Temperance Society is founded about this time. In 1833 it has 53 members.
  • 1858 Granville Wood organizes the first Fremont Town Band.
  • 1878 Fremont builds a Tramp House.
  • 1938 The great New England Hurricane of Sept. 21, 1938 strikes NH causing severe damage in town.
  • 1968 Former Vice President & future President Richard M. Nixon and wife Patricia Nixon make a campaign stop at Ellis School during a presidential campaign swing in early March. Over 200 Fremonters young and old alike greet the future president and many get his autograph.
  • 1978  A large Oil Refinery is proposed for Fremont & Raymond. The idea is abandoned in 1979 after the majority of locals are opposed to it.
  • 1988 Fremont's population exceeds 2000 for the first time.
  • 1998 The new Fremont Public Safety Complex is opened & dedicated on March 7th.


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