Category Archives: History

New Hampshire Tidbits: More Ghostly Stories of Long Ago

In 1873 New Hampshire newspapers reported on a well-documented case of a haunting of a school house in Newburyport, Massachusetts. “The Haunted School-House, published by Loring of Boston, can be found at the book-stores in the city. It is a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Cornish and Plainfield

Since these towns are adjacent to each other in New Hampshire, I decided to write one story about both, based on the names on their WWI memorial plaques. Previously I wrote about Harry Dickinson Thrasher from Plainfield, and now I … Continue reading

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Physician of Sanbornton and New Hampton NH: Dr. Artemus Lawrence Holmes Carr (1833-1862)

He was only 29 years old when he died, and a youthful but serious face stares out at you from his gem-sized tintype portrait. He was the son of a physician, was well-educated, and married with two children. Those facts … Continue reading

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The Face of Lebanon New Hampshire’s Lulu Maria (Tucker) Dunn (1880-1965)

The lovely face of Lulu Dunn looks out at you from an antique photograph. Her hair and eyes are dark. Her clothing and hairstyle are indicative of the 1890-1900s. The fine handwriting just below the portrait shows it was taken … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: Cures for the Spanish Flu

A great deal has been written about the Spanish flu or influenza.  The National Library of Health at the U.S. Library of Medicine web site has a detailed article about this pandemic. This article states in part: “The 1918–1919 influenza … Continue reading

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