New Hampshire’s economy slowly began to improve during the 1950s. New companies have replaced old textile mills and shoe factories with machinery, precision instruments, electrical products, and eventually, computers and computer accessories. In the 1960s, New Hampshire had become one of the fastest-growing states east of the Mississippi River; its population nearly doubled between 1960 and 2000. In addition to its economy, the state’s politics have also changed.
In the 1980s, New Hampshire’s population skyrocketed as major highways connected it to Greater Boston and created more bedroom communities. With the seventh-highest median household income in the U.S. and some of the lowest poverty, unemployment, and crime rates, New Hampshire has become one of the wealthiest states in the nation.
If you grew up in the 80s and 90s News Hampshire, you would remember visiting the toy Castle in Claremont, watching horse run at Rockingham Park, shopping at the Pheasant Lane Mall, and Blizzard of 1993.
Here are some stunning photos that show New Hampshire in the 1980s and 1990s by John Maroglies