Local Author Talks on Weare History
Weare: Local author Connie Evans will talk about her new book “Ebenezer Mudgett and the Pine Tree Riot” on Thursday, September 14, at 7pm at the Weare Public Library, 10 Paige Memorial Lane, in Weare. The book is a fictionalized version of one of the most important, and least recognized, events in New Hampshire history. On April 14, 1772, Ebenezer Mudgett and a small group of resolute settlers lit the fuse to bloody revolution, and ultimately, the independence of millions of Americans. The odious Pine Tree Law had pushed Ebenezer, a forty-six-year old liquor merchant, and his friends, normally circumspect and honorable colonists, to the breaking point. Based on the true story of New Hampshire colonists who defied British rule in the spring of 1772, foreshadowing the Boston Tea Party.
Connie Evans is a retired high school Spanish teacher who has lived in Weare since 1972. She lives in an old farmhouse with her husband Gary, who happily tends to the chickens and sheep. After retiring, she finally had time to address her keen interest in the town’s history, which led her to learn more about the early settlers and their challenges. Books will be available at the event to buy and have signed.