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March 6, 2014

“A House Built When Lincoln was 25”

“A House Built When Lincoln was 25”

My name is Stacey Smoyer. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, a place that had a strong agricultural heritage like New Hampshire. In my 40 years on earth, I’ve witnessed the history I grew up with disappear, as house after house, and all trace of the people who lived in them, has been demolished due to “progress”. My cultural heritage had shaped me so much growing up, and I watched it disappear for my nieces and nephews.

I moved to Kingston, 10 years ago. I fell in love with the people and the town’s rich history, which could readily be seen everywhere you looked. When I attended my first Town Hall meeting, I was stunned to see so many groups in place to help preserve the natural and historical look of the land and buildings. I knew I wanted to be a part of that in the future.

A house built when Abraham Lincoln was just 25 years old. That’s the Grace Daley house. It’s lived through the Civil War, and both World Wars. It has seen a lot of history, and tells a lot of history. Touch the house, and you touch history. It’s real. It’s there.

Last year, there was a vote to either repair or demolish the Grace Daley house. I think it hit us all pretty sudden, and let’s face it, with finances the way they were, the $150,000 repair bill looked frightening. But were those the only two options we have?

Warrant Article 14. This is a chance to find a new use for the Grace Daley house and continue it’s history. It won’t take a penny of taxpayer money, just the sweat and determination of volunteers who have already been active for a year. You can’t get back your history once its gone. This is a chance to possibly save a piece of it. Please vote yes to article 14.

Stacey Smoyer

Kingston

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