The city of Nashua, NH is populated with somewhere over 175,000 people. The city was originally part of Dunstable, Massachusetts
until a division line between the states was formed in 1741. Dunstable, NH was incorporated
on April 4, 1741 then eventually renamed Nashua in 1836. In 1997 it was Money Magazine
's #1 Place to Live in the US thanks to a booming economy and low crime rate.
Unfortunately, this national attention has lead to a population burst and lowering in the quality of life. Daniel Webster Highway is now the primary shopping center in NH, leading to a traffic problem which has severely worsened in recent years.
Bibliography: City of Nashua, New Hampshire -- Municipal Government -- Informational Booklet Concerning the City of Nashua. Prepared by: Eleanor A. Benson, City Clerk and Patricia E. Lucier, Deputy City Clerk.