Monthly Archives: November 2019

One Hundred Years Ago: New Hampshire’s Thanksgiving of 1919

Thanksgiving Day of 1919 was celebrated with feelings of both great sorrow and hope. Within the previous  two years, at least 4,000 New Hampshire residents had died before their time (war causalities plus those who died unexpectedly from the flu). … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Old Time Thanksgiving News and Menus

This year I will not be writing about the first ‘Thanksgiving Day’–not debating what the Plymouth Plantation settlers ate, why we are celebrating that day at all, or how Native Peoples perceive it.  When I was young, Thanksgiving Day generated … Continue reading

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Concord’s WWI Monument to Company M New Hampshire State Guard

When you hear of the New Hampshire State Guard you probably think this is the same as the New Hampshire Army National Guard. If so, you would be wrong–they were two completely different organizations, though connected in a historical way. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Wilmot

Wilmot is a picturesque New Hampshire town in the northwest part of Merrimack County. During WWI it had about 580 residents (614 in 1910 and 536 in 1920). This small town sent more than its quota to serve in the … Continue reading

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2019: The 11th Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge

I was excited to see that my friend, distant cousin, and blogger extraordinaire, Bill West,  has announced his 11th annual “Great Genealogy Poetry” challenge. The challenge is open to anyone who will post a poem on their blog or web … Continue reading

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