Freecast S03E07: Live at Porcfest XV

Tom The Freecast

This week, we recorded live at Porcfest XV!

We cover Trump’s Border “Shelters”, Death Penalty in NH, ex-chief police under arrest, NH National Guard & the state’s border, Tether, SCOTUS, and a bit of history of Coös County.

Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Tom Hudson, and Nick Boyle
Engineered by: Matt Carano
Produced by: Tom Hudson, Matt Carano, and Nick Boyle



  • Freecoast Liberty Outreach Meetup
    • Rochester – 4th Thursday


Special Segment – Autocrat of the Week

  • John W. Weeks – dead (April 11, 1860 – July 12, 1926), but affecting NH to this very day.


NH History

  • Coös County
    • Originally part of Grafton County, Coös was the first county created after US Independence in 1803.
    • The population at that time was only 3,000 people
    • Coös is an Abenaki term for “dwellers in the pine tree place”or “small pines”
    • Coös has 20% of NH’s land area but only 2.3% of its population at 33,055 at the 2010 census.
    • To compare, Derry, NH’s fourth largest town had 33,255 at the 2010 census
    • In the 19th Century logging, pulp and paper were some of the main industries especially in Berlin, which was home to the Brown Paper Company, which actually invented the modern tape measure in 1922.
    • By the early 1900’s tourism was a booming industry, with grand hotels opening such as The Balsam’s in Dixville Notch, home of the first in the nation vote. The Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, home of the Bretton Woods Conference we talked about in a previous episode. Mountain View Grand in Whitefield which has a great view of the Presidential Range in the White Mountains. Tourism is the biggest industry to this day
    • Coös County is one of the most consistent bellwether counties in the nation, having supported the president-elect in every election since 1892 besides 1968 and 2004.
    • Makes up the vast majority of NH’s unincorporated places which are townships that have no government and are usually unpopulated year round. (23, rest of NH 2)
    • No, you can’t get away with murder there. The County runs the place with either neighboring towns or state police providing the police force. Day to day stuff like trash collection plowing etc homeowners pay to the nearest town voluntarily. There’s no property tax in unincorporated places
    • Before you think about buying property, though, some of the unincorporated places are in the White Mountain National Forest which is unfortunately owned by the Feds, or in State-owned parks. Which means building a home isn’t allowed in those places.



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