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April Fool’s Day: Hunt the Gowk Another Mile!

EXTRACTS: FIRST OF APRIL A custom, says The Spectulator, prevails every where amongst us on the first of April, when every body strives to make us as many fools as he can. The wit consists chiefly in sending persons on … Continue reading

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Philosopher, Educator and A Woman of Vision: Canterbury New Hampshire’s Dr. Mary Mills Patrick (1850-1940)

  Mary Mills Patrick was born 10 March 1850 in Canterbury, New Hampshire to John & Harriet (White) Patrick. At a young age she moved with her family to the Mid-West (Iowa). There she attended school, graduating from Lyon’s College … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Leading Suffragist, Human Rights Proponent and Philanthropist: Armenia S. (Aldrich) White (1817-1916)

Armenia Smith Aldrich, daughter of John & Harriet (Smith) Aldrich, was born 1 November 1817 in Mendon, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. In 1830 she moved with her parents to Boscawen NH, where she lived until her marriage.  She married a then … Continue reading

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A New Hampshire Joiner’s Wife: Malinda (Maddox) Knox (1812-1890)

The lovely face of gazes out at you from an ancient daguerreotype. “M. Knox, 12 Union St., Portsmouth, NH” is handwritten behind the plate. The photograph appears to have been taken between 1840-1855.  At that time, there was only one … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Day of Spring

Spring in New Hampshire has for many generations been a time of hope, of rejuvenation, house cleaning and dubious poetry. This winter has been a particularly harsh one, and so many are looking forward to a lovely, albeit muddy, springtime.  … Continue reading

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