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Historical marker commemorates Lafayette’s visit to NH town

A statue of the Marquis de Lafayette on the University of Vermont campus. A new historical...
A statue of the Marquis de Lafayette on the University of Vermont campus. A new historical marker in Claremont, New Hampshire, will commemorate Lafayette's visit there.(WCAX)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 1:10 PM EST
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CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) - A new historical marker commemorates the Marquis de Lafayette’s visit to Claremont during his 13-month “Farewell Tour” of 25 states between 1824 and 1825.

The French general fought in the Continental Army with the American colonists against the British during the American Revolution.

The Eagle Times reports he visited Claremont on June 27, 1825, along with several other New Hampshire and Vermont towns.

The marker unveiled last week is the third of its kind in New Hampshire. There are two others in Newport and Cornish; more are planned in Derry and Hopkinton.

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