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Hannah Davis Grave Site  

Jaffrey, NH 03452

Hannah Davis (1784-1863) made and sold the country's first wooden bandboxes, covered in colorful papers and used for jewelry, hats and even suitcases. Davis chose the trees to be logged and invented a foot powered machine which would slice thin sections. "Aunt Hannah" drove her wagon to nearby mills towns to sell the boxes - featured in Godley's Ladies Book - to the women workers.

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Jaffrey Area Attractions

Melville Academy
Meeting House
Buddy Memorial
Monadnock Berries
Soldiers Rock
Hannah Davis Grave Site
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Cathedral of the Pines
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