Sheep Boom history tonight at Cathedral

“The Great Sheep Boom and Its Enduring Legacy on the New Hampshire Landscape” will be presented by Stephen Taylor at the Cathedral of the Pines on Thursday at 7 p.m.

In a brief 30-year period in the early 19th century, the New Hampshire countryside became home to hundreds of thousands of sheep. Wool production became a lucrative business, generating fortunes and providing the only time of true agricultural prosperity in the state’s history. Taylor discusses how farmers overcame enormous challenges to make sheep husbandry succeed, but forces from beyond New Hampshire were to doom the industry, with social consequences that would last a century.

For more information, contact the Cathedral of the Pines at 899-3300 or info@cathedralofthepines.org.

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