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Ask Sam: What's Up With All Those Sand Pits In New Hampshire?

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  • Ask Sam: What's Up With All Those Sand Pits In New Hampshire?

    Every other Friday on Morning Edition, NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown tracks down answers to questions about the environment and outdoors for our listeners in a segment we call “Ask Sam.” This week, he's tackling a gritty one from a listener named Laura from Stratham: “My husband is a native of New Hampshire and I am a transplant. He and I were talking the other day about the fact that though New Hampshire is known as the Granite State, when he was young he remembers sand pits all over the place. He knew many people who were in the sand pit industry. Where do these sandpits come from and should New Hampshire be knowns as the sand pit state?” The Sandpit State does have a nice ring to it. I’m going to submit this to the appropriate authorities for consideration . Sand has been a pretty hot topic recently , so my first question was, does New Hampshire have more or less sand than other states? The US Geological Survey keeps track of sand and gravel production, but because transporting large

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Which STATE is east of NH?