Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Diary of a New Hampshire Farmer: George Henry Wadleigh of Lyme, New Hampshire (1851-1941)

1872 was an important year for George Henry Wadleigh. He lost his father mid way, and he married at the end of the same year. According to his diary, he “went to meeting on Sundays (most of the time anyway), … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in New Hampshire 2015

Over the years I have posted many stories about Thanksgiving on this blog.  I’ve kept the tone light, included lots of delicious or ancient recipes. I have attempted to draw my readers into the past, in order to experience how … Continue reading

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Celebrating a 1939 Thanksgiving Day in New Hampshire

In 1939 I was not even a twinkle in my parent’s eyes.  Certainly they may have met by then, but they were not even dating. The world was full of uncertainty.  In 1939 Nazi Germany had attacked Poland (September 1st).  … Continue reading

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A Pictorial Genealogy of the Wyman Family of Deering and Concord NH

The Wyman family of Concord, New Hampshire, were originally of Deering, the elders being Reuben & Rhoda (Hartwell) Wyman. Reuben Wyman was a direct descendant of Francis Wyman Jr. and Abigail Reed of England and Woburn, Massachusetts. Rhoda (Hartwell) Wyman … Continue reading

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Newmarket New Hampshire’s Tiger No. 1 and Its Creator Edward S. Lesley

Fire can be a great creator or a great destroyer. In 1936 several newspapers carried a story about annual Fire Prevention week, where it describes that Ahun, a little town of 2,000 people in central France, claimed a notable record … Continue reading

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