Re: violence...

Michael S. Lorrey (
Sat, 25 Sep 1999 19:52:20 -0400

Spike Jones wrote:
> > > Hampshire is 9283 square miles. The area of Mass is 9241 square miles, or
> >
> > wrote:You sure you're not talking about COUNTIES here? [ . .
> > . writing from Texas. . . ]
> Greg, Ive always suspected it was a trick. Some smart guy from Maine
> suggested they split into three states as soon as it was announced how
> they were gonna set up the senate... {8^D
> Guess it demonstrates the advantages of being there when the
> company first goes public. spike

Actually, Maine was Massachusetts till after the Rev. War, and Vermont was part of NH as well. Ethan and Ira Allen led the rebellious townships to found Vermont in Windsor. So it was more a matter of engineering your own stock split.. ;) Half of Coos County in norther NH was an independent country for quite a while (Republic of Indian Stream) after the war, and NH went to war against Maine once after the war in a dispute over the border location.

Now, Aristook (not sure of the spelling) County, which is about one third of Maine, is almost the size of NH, yet has less than 30,000 population as I recall. People just refer to it as 'The County", and its residents are considered to be more gap-toothed than the typical Mainer.

Mike Lorrey