Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Celebrated Ventriloquist and Professor of Legerdemain & Namesake of Potter Place, New Hampshire: Richard Potter (1783-1835)

I was reading a 1968 article in the Nashua Telegraph about how Potter Place, New Hampshire is reportedly haunted.  I suppose anywhere mankind has lived and died is haunted–Potter Place not less so. Besides, the official New Hampshire state marker … Continue reading

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Ghostly, Spine-Chilling Halloween Tales and Yarns from New Hampshire

In the past I have shared many stories at Cow Hampshire  of weird, supernatural, eerie, and down-right weird occurrences. Here is a compilation of the best ones. A 2015 New Hampshire Halloween – Halloween poetry et al Ghastly and Ghostly … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago Halloween Was Husband Hunting Day

The traditions of Halloween have changed a great deal over the centuries. From pagan celebrations to Christian holy days, and from a day of pranks and carousing to kiddies trick-or-treating, October 31st has meant many different things to people. At … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: A History of Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord

Concord’s very first burial ground was the Old North Cemetery, established in 1730. Though Concord had other cemeteries, Blossom Hill was only the second one created close to the down town area.[1] The early history of Blossom Hill, as referenced … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Soldier’s Comfort Kit

The people of New Hampshire have had their own vocabulary from the get-go. From drinking at a ‘bubbler,’ to catching ‘hornpout,’ there is often at least one word that sticks out in conversation as strange to out-of-staters. During World War … Continue reading

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