Category Archives: New Hampshire Women

100 Years Ago: Tiniest Woman in New England Contest

The WWI Armistice had been declared, and though soldier deaths were still being reported, the citizens of New England urgently needed to shift their focus to something light and entertaining.  In November of 1918 the Boston Post newspapers announced they … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Portsmouth’s Haven Park and Porter Statue

I’ve taken the tour many times–a relaxed horse-drawn carriage ride taken through historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and right by Haven Park with the statue of General Fitz John Porter.  It is the real history that interests me more than whether … Continue reading

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Ashland New Hampshire’s Famed Miniaturist Painter: Bertha Loraine (Webster) Starr (1886-1966)

A miniaturist artist is known as a “painter in little.” This style of painting began to thrive in France and Italy during the Renaissance. Later miniature portraits of the saints were hand-painted in missals, and the tiny portraits of the … Continue reading

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Portsmouth NH Executive Secretary and Named Bridge Honoree: Sarah Mildred Long (1916-2004)

Three of the state’s largest bridges span the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine. The second longest bridge is the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge that connects Portsmouth NH with Kittery Maine via the U.S. Route 1 Bypass. (The longest … Continue reading

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New Hampshire in WWI: The Phelan Sisters of Milford

  This is a short story about the Phelan Family of Cambridge MA who spent summers on their Milford, New Hampshire farm.  The men mentioned served from Cambridge MA not Milford NH.  One of the women in the story, Katherine … Continue reading

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