Category Archives: History

New Hampshire and the Easter Bonnet

I am not making a claim that New Hampshire invented the ‘Easter Bonnet.’   Head-gear has been worn by women as far back as the Middle Ages, and probably much earlier in both cold and warm climates. It would not be … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Antlers Tea Room, Wonalancet

I came across a series of postcards–”The Antlers Tea Room, Wonalancet, N.H.” they read.  One shows a rustic log cabin in a clearing, the second apparently the inside of the same building with a collection of thin, antique furniture, a … Continue reading

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Merrimack New Hampshire Poet and Author: Hannah Eayrs Barron (1809-1891)

IT IS FIRST RATE TO BE A YANKEE That we are yankees is first rate, And natives of the Granite State; We love this place as well we may, So near the banks of Nashua. By and by comes vacation, … Continue reading

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Now gloomy winter shews his hoary head . . .

on winter Now gloomy winter shews his hoary head, And nature’s face is with confusion spread; Stern Boreas rambles forth with blust’ring sweep, T’ explore the continent, and storm the deep: A while he ranged with despotic sway, Till vanquish’d … Continue reading

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Concord New Hampshire’s State House – Celebrating 195 Years

Prior to the American Revolution, Portsmouth was the undoubted “capital” of New Hampshire. In 1778 New Hampshire's first Constitutional Convention … Continue reading

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