Site of Wilder's Chair Factory
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member New England n00b
N 42° 47.214 W 071° 55.594
19T E 260629 N 4741305
Quick Description: A sign marking the site of a prolific furniture craftsman.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2006 3:57:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMP73
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 29

Long Description:
Text of Marker:
Site of
Wilder's Chair Factory
In 1810, Peter Wilder, with his son-in-
law Abijah Wetherbee, established the
Wilder Chair Shop here in Wilder
Village. Josiah P. Wilder and some of
his brothers, sons of Peter, made over
25,000 spindleback wooden seated
chairs in forty or more designs.
Stools, settees and rockers were
also made here until the freshet
of 1869 when the dam went out.


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Marker Name: Site of Wilder's Chair Factory

Official Marker Number: 101

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: New Ipswich

Date Marker Established: 1975

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