Monthly Archives: July 2013

1844: How a Yankee Weathervane Caused a Chinese Riot

Another New Hampshire Blogger, Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy, inspired this story.  Her photographic collection of weather vanes and the stories that go with them  caused me to ponder the importance of these metal spire ornaments in our state’s history.  It is obvious that … Continue reading

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Prominent Events in Early America (and New Hampshire) History

PROMINENT EVENTS  in Early America, New England and New Hampshire (including the American Revolution) The following was gleaned from the History of Barnstead NH from its first settlement in 1727 to 1872, by Jeremiah P. Jewett, Lowell Mass., Marden & … Continue reading

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1873-1890: How New Hampshire’s Weather Was Foretold

We take many things for granted, including weather forecasts.  With the quickly changing elements in New Hampshire, there have been times I’ve felt badly for our local meteorologists. How can they possibly predict conditions that change from minute to minute.   … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s 4th of July: Freedom to those who have virtue to defend it

“Freedom to those who have virtue to defend it.” — one of the toasts offered by the Provincial Congress to his Excellency General Washington, and his suite, the General and Staff Officers, and the Commanding Officer, of different regiments in … Continue reading

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