Mast Tree Riot of 1734


January 10. 2014 2:38PM






Routes 107 and 111-A
Fremont, NH

Marker Number: 142
Name and date established: Fremont 1982

Description: Local lumbermen illegally cut Mast Trees reserved for the King's Royal Navy. When David Dunbar, Surveyor General, visited nearby Copyhold Mill to inspect fallen lumber, local citizens assembled, discharging firearms and convinced Dunbar to leave. Returning with 10 men, Dunbar's group was attacked and dispersed at a local tavern by citizens disguised as "Indians."

Location: Located at the southern split of Routes 107 and 111-A.
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