Category Archives: N.H. Missing Places

New Hampshire Missing Places: Spring Valley Campground, near Lake Massabesic–Manchester

An intriguing story on the front page of a 1911 Manchester (New Hampshire) Union newspaper caught my eye. “Living Out At Spring Valley” boasted the headline, “Picturesque Camp Not Far From Lake Massabesic, Colony Increasing Yearly.” There is, of course, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Mount Livermore Hotel in Holderness

The Mount Livermore House was built in 1883 as a boarding house.  It was improved and enlarged for more than a decade, until it was considered to be a hotel. An 1892 book on lakes and summer resorts in New … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Temple’s Ferry in Merrimack

Merrimack, Hillsborough County,  New Hampshire’s early history is complicated.  The area was first the residence of the Abenaki Native Peoples.  Later when Europeans arrived, it was part of the Massachusetts Bay colony, and for several years the town spanned an … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Epic ‘Mud Turtle Monument’ of 1895

If you have never heard of the ‘Mud Turtle Monument’ you are probably not alone.  Yet the placement of this remarkable stone ended a 150 year old  dispute between New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont over their shared boundary. New Hampshire … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: The Uplands of Bridgewater

As most of my readers have figured out, the missing places I write about are often not truly missing–often the name has changed or a landmark has vanished from the spot. It is not uncommon for local places to change … Continue reading

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