OUR HOMETOWN: MILFORD delves into the history of this Hillsborough County town that is nicknamed "the Granite town in the Granite State."
Residents living in this bustling town that sits along the Souhegan river tell of Milford's history and daily life. The show recounts stories about the first African American woman to publish a novel and the rich history of the local granite quarries. Even the Town Hall clock has a story to tell.
Location: Hillsborough County, Souhegan Valley
Name: Milford separated from neighboring Amherst in 1794. Like most towns named Milford in the United States, its name comes from the fact that it grew around a mill built on a ford—in this case on the Souhegan River.
Notable: Milford was a stop on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves.
Try it: The town is known for its Pumpkin Festival which is normally held in early October.
Major Funding for OUR HOMETOWN: MILFORD Provided by: Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., Cirtronics Corporation, AIRMAR Technology
Additional Support Provided by: Amherst Label, Inc., Trelleborg Pipe Seals Milford, Inc., Datron Dynamics, Inc. North American Distributor
Community Partners: The Town of Milford, Rick Holder & Hampshire Hills, Milford Historical Society
Phil Bouchard explains how he took hard times during 2008's economic downturn.
Amy Conley has been bringing music to Milford for 20 years.
Sandy LaFleur preserves an old New England past time.
Audrey Frazier works with the Milford Conservation Commission.
Peg Hatfield grew up at her father's popular ski hill, Twin Tows.
Stephen Trombly discusses the past, present and futures of Milford's farming community.
Barry Scharmett explains how he's bringing a retro night out into the 21st century.
Dave Palance tells the story of Carrie Cutter's scandalous tombstone.
Carole Whittier bakes up beautiful, elaborate and delectable treats.
Did you know Milford was once home to a family of global singing sensations?
Nancy Amato and Robin LaCroix discuss the magic of Milford's Youth Theatre.
Paul Joyce is the adviser for Milford High School's student-run restaurant.
Mike Dowd remembers how the town of Milford came together to help his family.
Michael Conley is passionate about bringing fresh, local food to his community.
Rita Carroll shares the origins of the Monson Center.
Peg Hatfield takes us for a cruise around the oval.
Pip Adams has fond - and funny â€“ memories of his days keeping Milford safe.
Christine Doherty delves into the history of Milford's Conant House.
Jerry Guthrie offers a glimpse into Milford's near future with a sneak peek.
Mary Ann MacKay is here to teach us the history of the converted 19th century schoolhouse.
Pip Adams explains the arduous process of the ice harvest.
Jim Philbrick recalls how his favorite teacher changed his attitude about school.
Randy Koehler talks about a haunted house.
Our Hometown Milford presents stories about life in Milford.