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The Monadnocks and Merrimack Valley Travel Guide

Peterborough

Thornton Wilder's play Our Town was based on Peterborough. The nation's first free public library opened here in 1833. The town, which was the first in the region to be incorporated (1760), is still a commercial and cultural hub.

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