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Hanover, New Hampshire: Birthplace of BASIC

Historical marker commemorates Dartmouth College math professor John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz, who in 1964 created the famous user-friendly computer programming language.

194 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH
1.5 miles south of downtown. On the east side of NH-120/Lebanon St., just south of the Public Works Facility.
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Birthplace of BASIC

Quick stop over when visiting Quichee, NH. Just a historical marker on the roadside. Route to the Public Works department and you can't miss the sign.

[DigitalEd, 07/03/2023]

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