During the town of Hampton’s tercentenary (300th birthday) celebration in 1938 the Beautification Committee planted nearly 150 sugar maple trees along a few Hampton streets. Below are two brief articles from the Hampton Union on these trees.

April 7, 1938

NOTICE: The Beautification Committee of the Hampton Tercentenary Celebration have made special arrangements to purchase 100 sixteen foot sugar maple shade trees at a price of $4.00 per tree planted. These will be planted along our streets in places where they are needed.

The Committee offers an opportunity to the residents of Hampton to purchase additional trees for their property at the same low price. Twelve foot trees may be purchased if desired at $2.75 each.

Your order must be given to any of the under signed before April 15th as the trees must be in the ground by the first of May. Don’t miss this opportunity. Act now and help make our Town more attractive.

Gratia G. Hill, Chester G. Marston, Dean B. Merrill

April 28, 1938

Town Beautification Committee: Dean B. Merrill, Chairman. This committee has practically completed their program as planned with the planting of nearly 150 16 ft. maple trees. The committee supplied 100 of the trees which were planted in locations having no shade trees up to the present including a considerable number on High Street and on Towle Avenue. Mr. Charles Greenman supplying one half of the trees at this latter location. The balance of the trees planted were purchased by Hampton residents individually through this committee, and were supplied by the Charles William’s Nursery of Exeter.