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The Dr. James Murray Rowe Family of Barnstead and Concord New Hampshire

James Murray Rowe was one of New Hampshire’s early dentists.  He was born 18 January 1834 in Holderness, New Hampshire son of John B. & Susan (Evans) Rowe*.   You may wonder why I am writing about him.  A few years … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Cow Appreciation Day

There is a day or a month devoted to almost any object, event or pastime that you can imagine.  One day each year in July is devoted to Cow Appreciation.  This year [in 2019] the celebrations are being held on … Continue reading

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Cow Hampshire Humor: Fake New Hampshire Towns

First things first. This is fake news. Not long ago a friend shared an old post from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency blog (of daily humor). It was a witty list of Fake Massachusetts Towns, by Michael Andour Brodeur, and includes places … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Neat Stock

Neat stock is a livestock term that may have originated in New England, and was used as early as 1782 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Neat stock was often used as payment and barter. 28 December 1782. Providence Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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The Legend of Becky’s Garden: Lake Winnipesaukee’s Smallest Island

A legend often has a basis in real history, and knowing the authentic story does not negate its charm. Such it is for this tale of the tiny ledge of rock and ragged growth that sits in Lake Winnipesaukee known … Continue reading

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