One Family’s Story: Trace their Journey

Read the History and Description of New England New Hampshire by Joel Mann

What sort of transportation did John and Lydia use to get from Connecticut to New Hampshire?

A Horse

How did they find their way?

There was only a foot path with marked trees to guide them.

Where did they stop to rest and spend the night?

They stayed with settlers who shared what little food they had.

How long did it take them to make the trip?

It took them 8 days to travel the 200 miles. Today, in a car, that would take about 3 hours.


Map Activity
Who first lived in this area we now call Vermont and New Hampshire
Exploring Wôbanakik, the Abenaki Homeland
Make your own Wôbanakik Map
Where did the first European Settlers come from?
Make your own map of the New England Colonies
One Family’s Story: Trace their Journey
Who settled here and how did they live?
Explore a Town Record
A Home in the Wilderness
What did they do to organize their towns?
Explore a Town Map