Business & Finance: High Place for Fish

Many, many years ago, before the two deadly products of the White Man—fire-arms and fire-water—had dispossessed the Indian from his native soil, the Red Men, in what is now New Hampshire, frequently visited the Place of the Swift Waters, and particularly one portion of those waters known as the High Place for Fish. In the Indian language, Place of the Swift Waters was Merru-asquam-ack, and High Place for Fish was Namos-kee-et. The Whites translated the former into Merrimac and the latter into Amoskeag. So when, along in 1831, a big cotton mill...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!