Category Archives: Creatures

New Hampshire’s First Cattle: Captain Mason’s Yellow Cowes

June 1st is World Milk Day and this is National Dairy Month, so it’s the perfect day to write about cows and cattle. It is also time for a confession of sorts–the black and white Holstein cow that I have … Continue reading

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Barking Up the Family Tree Again: How Pets Humanize Our Genealogy

It is easy to view our more recent ancestors, our parents and grandparents, in a humanistic light. Many times we knew them personally, we remember them from a first-person experience. We know how they looked, sounded, felt, reacted. Based on … Continue reading

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Cow Stories: Claremont New Hampshire’s American Mammoth Ox and Hon Isaac Hubbard

My regular readers know, due to my blog title, that it is mandatory for me to throw in a bovine story from time to time. I came across a marvelous lithograph of a great ox, and heard a tale immediately … Continue reading

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No Goot! Its a New Hampshire Coot!

The Daily Herald newspaper of Provo Utah printed an interesting blurb on 19 February 1954: NO GOOT! BOSCAWEN, N.H. (UP) — James Lee, chief state research biologist, asked to identify a bird shot by a hunter, replied: “It’s a coot, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Celebrating the Shark

Perhaps “celebrating” is not the word that quickly comes to your mind when you hear of a shark being spotted in New Hampshire waters. As recently as July 9th of this year, one of these fearsome beasts was reportedly roaming … Continue reading

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