Littleton, New Hampshire: Statue of Pollyanna

Her arms flung wide, Pollyanna greets all who visit the hometown of the author who created her in 1913. Promoted as "New Hampshire's most welcoming attraction."

Littleton Library

Address:
92 Main St., Littleton, NH
Directions:
Downtown. On the north side of US-302/Main St., in front of the library. Difficult to spot driving east.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Pollyanna statue.

Pollyanna Statue

A town wears its heart on the sleeve of a smiling girl, arms flung wide in a cheerful greeting for all who encounter her.

[Jill, 09/02/2019]

The statue -- promoted as "New Hampshire's most welcoming attraction" -- is a tribute to hometown author Eleanor H. Porter, whose fictional Pollyanna was so unstoppably cheerful that she became a colloquial noun. Visitors rub her shoes for "happiness."


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In the region:
The Whispering Statue, Barre, VT - 37 mi.

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