Hunking Middle School
CALEB DUSTIN HUNKING
Caleb Dustin Hunking bears a close relationship to Haverhill’s most historical character, being a direct descendent of Hannah Duston. Born in Hill, New Hampshire February 24, 1805, he attended Franklin Academy, Franklin, New Hampshire for a short time after which teaching occupied several years of his early life. Removing to Haverhill he became one of the best known and esteemed shoe manufacturers in this City. In 1855 hr became the first man from Haverhill to sit on the Governors Council abd in 1857 served in the State Senate. Later he was “Justice of the Peace and Quorum for all of the Counties of the Commonwealth.” In 1847 he built a home at the corner of Merrimack and How Streets where the Masonic Temple now is. When the Business Section expanded from Water Street to Merrimack Street in 1871 the house was moved to Main Street. In 1923 it was sold to the American Legion for use as a home. Expanding his shoe business he built “the Granite Front” a business block at 68-84 Merrimack Street where he occupied the upper floors, renting the street floor to R. H. Macy who later sold his business here and moved to New York where he established and built up the spectacularly successful department store bearing the name of “Macy’s”. A substantial amount of capitol is said to have been supplied by his friend Caleb Hunking.…..
excerpted from the Dedication, March 16, 1960
A Special Memorial Day Message from Hunking Middle School
May 20th Track Meet
CITY WIDE TRACK MEET
WED. MAY 20, 2015
HAVERHILL HIGH SCHOOL
3:00 – APPROX. 4:30
THE BUS WILL BRING YOU TO HAVERHILL HIGH SCHOOL FROM HUNKING AT 2:45
IF YOU NEED A RIDE BACK TO HUNKING PLEASE LET YOUR COACH KNOW ASAP!!!!
5/11/15 — A Brief Update
5/6/15 — An Update from Principal Jared Fulgoni
5/5/15 — An Update from Mr. Scully
5/5/15 — Student Photos
Periodically, we will be featuring some photos of the Hunking construction site through the lens of Carol VanDoren’s photo club at Hunking. Be sure to keep an eye on our Pictures page for updates!
5/1/15 — Spring Cleaning!
Well maybe its a little more than spring cleaning, but the crews are hard at work today readying the front of the school for the Goundbreaking Ceremony to be held Tuesday May 5th at 10am.
The stumps have been removed and the area graded in preparation for the ceremonial shovels to break ground to officially kick-off the building project.
Out on the field the bulldozers continue to clear the area and remove the topsoil- to be screened and reused later on in the project.
Check back often to keep updated on all the things going on “under the hard hat”.