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Benjamin Kimball was a major force in the development of New Hampshire railroads and, indirectly, the development of the state. One of Concord's wealthiest citizens, Kimball was a founder or director in a number of key local businesses, including a foundry across the street which made castings and wheels for railroad cars. Among his more significant achievements was masterminding the construction of several important institutional buildings, including the New Hampshire Historical Society and the State Library.