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Walk through history and see Olde Towne’s origins and it’s continued evolution.
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Captured Spanish warships were brought to Portsmouth to be refitted as American vessels. The Spanish wounded were brought to the Naval Hospital where they were visited by the defeated Spanish Naval Commander and President Theodore Roosevelt. The shipyard had the second oldest Marine barracks in the nation. Marines from Portsmouth saved the embassies in China in the Boxer Rebellion. This is commemorated on the back of the Spanish American War memorial on Crawford Street.