Settled on the edge of the Monadnock region, Milford is a growing community that has managed to maintain its small-town charm. Residents have taken great pride in their community through the years. In 2002, the National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Milford one of only five national Great American Main Street Awards for the revitalization of the downtown area, an award that would not have been possible without much volunteer and team effort. With pictures and words, Milford looks back at the people, places, and events that have molded the community into the appealing one it is today. It contains views of places that have been gone for decades: the White Elephant shop, the Milford Inn, French & Heald furniture company, and the many working granite quarries, which in their time earned Milford the nickname the "granite town of the Granite State." Well represented are the historic downtown area and the common, known also as "the oval" since it bore that shape in the 1800s.