Tucked neatly in the northwest area of New Hampshire are the twin towns of Newport and Claremont that, over the last couple of decades, have struggled with a disabled economy. But all that is changing and what has emerged will surprise you.
Rock music photographer Joe Stevens, who now lives a quiet life in Portsmouth, once chronicled the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll capturing on film legends such as David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Johnny Cash.
General stores have changed with the times over the last 200 years. Some closed their doors, but dozens adapted to modern life — without losing their historical roots — and still thrive here in New Hampshire.
By Tom Long and Stacy Milbouer. Photos by Melissa Boulanger