Category Archives: History

A White Mountain Ghost Story

The wind whistled mournfully around the hotel as the story was being told, and the hearers involuntarily clustered nearer one another and waited the next gloomy reminiscence. It came from an elderly gentleman who wouldn’t vouch for its truthfulness, but … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Celebrating the Manchester Public Library’s Centennial

Celebrations are in order for Manchester New Hampshire’s Public Library.  The current building, originally called the Carpenter Memorial Library, is 100 years old on November 18, 2014 (using the dedication day of November 18, 1914 when 5,000 people assembled for … Continue reading

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Goffstown New Hampshire’s Actor and Writer: Richard Clark Backus (1945-Still Living)

Richard Clark Backus, was the son of a physician, born in the small town of Goffstown, New Hampshire. He attended local Goffstown schools, graduating from Goffstown High School in 1963. Wikipedia reports that he attended Harvard University. The “Soap Opera … Continue reading

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Boscawen New Hampshire: From Carter’s Tavern to The Kettle & Crane

Taverns, inns, and houses of entertainment were an integral part of early colonial America society. They were not only a resting place for travelers, but also an important gathering place where local and national news could be gained and shared. … Continue reading

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Mrs. Daniel (Cynthia Imilda Comings) Plummer of Mason and Lee, New Hampshire (1848-1891)

A lovely face stared out at me from an E-bay page, and so I ‘rescued’ yet another woman’s photograph from possible loss to her family, and to all of us.  She was known as “Millie” but more formally as Cynthia … Continue reading

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