Category Archives: Holidays

New Hampshire’s Martin Luther King Jr & Civil Rights Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (I won’t dishonor the man and shorten it to MLK). These next 24 hours honor a great man AND in fact the day honors all those who who have, and do, champion civil … Continue reading

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A Toast to My Readers: New Year 2020

A toast to my readers, may you continue to have keen eyesight and discerning tastes. A toast to historians, that you will offer insight into the past without embellishment and with proper credit and attribution to your sources. A toast … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s ‘Best Christmas’ in History

It is impossible to qualify Christmas. The holiday evokes too many complex emotions, and contains a myriad of traditions. If asked, “What was your best Christmas?” what would you reply?  Would your response be upbeat or maudlin, gift-oriented or family … Continue reading

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An 1873 New Hampshire Halloween

The Mirror and Farmer newspaper (Manchester NH) published this story on 15 November 1873, page 8 HALLOWEEN AT BRENTWOOD — A correspondent of the Exeter News-Letter gives the following account of the celebration of Halloween by some young ladies in … Continue reading

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How Newspapers Can Help Tell Your Family Story

For years I worked on my genealogy without using a newspaper as a reference.  I had boxes of starter material, and of course both my parents were alive to allow me to interview them. Easily 20 years had passed before … Continue reading

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