Monthly Archives: February 2014

Wilfred Ernest Burpee (1860-1948) and Other Early Opticians of New Hampshire

Many of my blog stories are generated based on the view of a curious, old postcard. “Reception Room, Brown & Burpee” was inscribed on the front of this particular postcard.  Three men are present–one sitting.  There are display cases in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: State Theatre of Manchester

Manchester New Hampshire’s State Theatre was built on the then most important street in the city, at 1118 Elm Street on the corner of Baldwin or Washington (now called Wall Street).  It reportedly opened to a sizable crowd on Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Four More Manchester (NH) High School Graduates of 1888

In November of last year, I wrote about four graduates of Manchester (NH) High School of the class of 1888.  So that I do not repeat myself, please see this link for the history and a photograph of that high … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in New Hampshire, 1872

Farmer’s Cabinet (Amherst NH) Vol 70, Issue 31, Page 2; Wednesday, February 14, 1872 To day, (the 14th) is known in the calendar as St. Valentine’s Day. Many believe St. Valentine a myth like Santa Claus; but this is an … Continue reading

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Portsmouth NH 1846: Customs of Valentine’s Day

From: Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics (Portsmouth NH) Vol LVII, Issue 7, Page 3  — Saturday, February 14, 1846 VALENTINE’S DAY — It is a popular superstition that the first two single people who meet in the morning of … Continue reading

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