Category Archives: History

New Hampshire: First in the Nation Potato

Even the United States Potato Board agrees that Londonderry New Hampshire played a leading role in the growth of the potato as a foodstuff in the American colonies.  Though not the first location on this continent where it became known … Continue reading

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Portrait in Time: Daniel & Betsey (Jeffrey) Otis of Great Falls, New Hampshire

According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “an elaborately penned inscription reveals that the man [in the portrait] at left is Daniel Otis, aged forty-six; the woman is Betsy Otis, aged forty; and the child is Polly Otis, aged seven … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Apples, Autumn and Heirloom Recipes

Late August to late October is the apple-picking season in New Hampshire.  According to Foster’s Daily Democrat, Governor Maggie Hassan picked “the first NH apple of the season” on September 4, 2014, the 6th New Hampshire Apple Day being celebrated.

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Janeville

New Hampshire has had very few places named after women.  In fact, I don’t know of any others beside Janeville (Janesville in some documents).  Leave it to the city “fathers” to obliterate the name of the only ancient village in … Continue reading

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They put the E&R into the Laundry Business: Manchester NH’s Eugene Caron and Robert Morin

E&R Laundry has been a mainstay of the Manchester New Hampshire Laundry business since 1921.  It was not the first laundry company in the city, nor will it be the last, but it has grown into one of the largest … Continue reading

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