Episode 14-Franklin Pierce and Hillsborough

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Season 1, Episode 14: Franklin Pierce and Hillsborough

Franklin Pierce, the only New Hampshirite President, the one with the fly-est hair, and the only one who will require Scuba gear to get to the birth site.

Listen as we explore the Pierces of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, as well as Franklin’s unique childhood and riding the coattails of his father’s political legacy into a power player. We will also explore what happened to ol’ Franklin’s birthplace!

The Pierce Homestead in Hillsborough, where Franklin grew up.

Another Presidential Traveler (PresidentsUSA.net) and what he found!

Photo of dashing Franklin Pierce
Uh…that’s not his birth cabin either.
Franklin Pierce portrait by George P.A. Healy

Franklin Pierce Birthplace: Franklin Pierce Lake, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

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Recommended Reading for Franklin Pierce

Boulard, Garry. The Expatriation of Franklin Pierce: The Story of a President and the Civil War.

Wallner, Peter. Franklin Pierce: Martyr for the Union.

Wallner, Peter. Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire’s Favorite Son.

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