A Walk through Keene's History
Post Office and Scalping
Stop here for a moment in front of the light gray stone building on your right, at 34 West Street.
This granite building was the Post Office in 1911. It served as the post office of Keene until 1971 when it was replaced by the one at 196 Main Street.
If you're interested to have a look, there is a plaque at the back of the building.
If you're facing the building, it's at the far right corner. It tells about the sacrifice of Josiah Fisher, a pioneer settler of Keene who was killed and scalped near this spot in 1745 during the French and Indian Wars.
When you're ready, cross West Street back over to the opposite side, then turn right and continue towards Central Square.