Baker River


January 03. 2014 3:37PM

 







Safety Rest Area
Rumney, NH

Marker Number: 55
Name and date established: Rumney 1968

Description: Known to Indians as Asquamchumauke, the nearby river was renamed for Lt. Thomas Baker (1682 to 1753) whose company of 34 scouts from Northhampton, Mass passed down this valley in 1712. A few miles south his men destroyed a Pemigewasset Indian village. Massachusetts rewarded the expedition with a scalp bounty of 40 pounds and made Baker a captain.

Location: Located on the east side of Route 125 at the Rumney safety rest area.

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