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8:53 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Portsmouth Residents Celebrate Town Founder Anne Hutchinson

A quotation from Anne Hutchinson is carved into new bench, that was unveiled as part of a celebration honoring her in Portsmouth.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

Portsmouth residents are celebrating that town’s 375th anniversary this year.  Sunday, the focus was on one of the town’s founders: Anne Hutchinson. 

Protecting themselves against the heat of the sun with a red, white and blue striped tent, about 200 Portsmouth residents showed up at Founders Brook Park to celebrate the life of founder Anne Hutchinson.  Three new granite benches, each bearing a quotation attributed her, were unveiled.  And documentary maker Elizabeth Vangel was on hand to fill in the uneducated about her life.

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