Author Archives: Janice Brown

Cow Hampshire Blog Turns 13

Some consider the number 13 to be unlucky, but then some folks think cows are useless animals.  Both are wrong. On 16 March of 2006 after losing my twin sister to cancer, I began writing a blog, for it had … Continue reading

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Descendant of Rev. James MacGregor of Londonderry NH — World War One Heroine: Ruth MacGregor (1889-1918)

I was recently reviewing the list of “Gold Star Women” who had died during World War I service, and came across the name of a Delaware resident, Ruth MacGregor. Normally I would not be writing about her, then I discovered … Continue reading

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Before Helen Keller: The Education of the Deaf, Mute and Blind Girl — Laura Dewey Bridgman of Hanover NH (1829-1889)

Today through the film, The Miracle Worker, [the source material came from the H. Keller book “The Story of My Life”] many people are aware of the story of Helen Adams Keller who was born in 1880 and became deaf … Continue reading

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The Irish in America (and New Hampshire)

Yes St. Patrick’s Day came and went a few days ago, and I did not have a story ready. I’ve written extensively every year and if you search on “St. Patrick” you can easily find those stories. Late may be … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: New Hampshire’s Remarkable Women for 2019

March has traditionally been Women’s History Month. The National Women’s History Alliance has set the theme for 2019 as “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” They honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence and injustice, and … Continue reading

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