STATEHOOD: 1788; 9th state
ATTRACTIONS: Mount Washington, White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee
FUN FACT: Mount Washington held the record for over half a century for highest surface wind speed (231 mph, 371 kph), comparable to winds in Category 5 hurricanes and F4 tornadoes.
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