ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 170
(Senate - November 29, 2016)

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                         ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS

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              250TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEMPSTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 Ms. AYOTTE. Mr. President, today I wish to pay tribute to 
Lempster, NH--a town in Sullivan County that is celebrating the 250th 
anniversary of its founding. I am delighted to join citizens across the 
Granite State in recognizing this historic occasion.
  The territory was originally discovered in 1735. In 1753 it was 
regranted and named Dupplin after a leader of Nova Scotia at the time. 
Lempster, named for Sir Thomas Fermor of Lempster, England, received 
its current name after it was regranted a final time in 1767.
  Lempster is located in the center of western New Hampshire and 
consists of three parts: East Lempster, Dodge Hollow, and Keyes Hollow. 
With a population of 1,154 residents, this close-knit town may be best 
known for its meetinghouse that is more than 200 years old. The 
meetinghouse is a source of great pride for Lempster and embodies its 
deep historical roots.
  The town of Lempster is also home to a number of unique landmarks, 
including New Hampshire's first wind farm. Additionally, Lempster also 
received the first electric pole under the Rural Electrification Act on 
December 4, 1939. Nestled among these landmarks are beautiful 
recreational areas that allow the residents of Lempster and countless 
visitors the ability to enjoy all that the Granite State has to offer.
  On behalf of all Granite Staters, I am pleased to offer my 
congratulations to the citizens of Lempster on reaching this special 
milestone, and I thank them for their many contributions to the life 
and spirit of the State of New Hampshire.

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