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The U.S. Mint will honor American innovation with a series of new dollar coins from the 50 states. Gov. Chris Sununu seeks public suggestions for the three New Hampshire finalists he will send along to Washington.
Surely, he must consider Berlin’s Earl Tupper, who gave us Tupperware. What of the equally practical Joe Glidden of Charlestown, whose innovations perfected barbed wire-making?
Charlestown was also home to Charles Way, who improved the snow shovel. Campton’s Sylvester Marsh revolutionized food processing before he and Franklin’s Walter Aiken came up with the cog engine that climbs mountains.