Manchester is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, it's estimated 2016 population was 110,506. Manchester often appears favourably in lists ranking the affordability and livability of U.S. cities. Pennacook Indians called it Namaoskeag, meaning "good fishing place"—a reference to the Amoskeag Falls in the Merrimack River. In 1722, John Goffe III settled beside Cohas Brook, later building a dam and sawmill at what was dubbed Old Harry's Town. Manchester has a four-season humid continental climate, with long, cold, snowy winters, and very warm and somewhat humid summers; spring and fall are crisp.