Category Archives: New Hampshire Women

New Hampshire and National Women’s History Month–March 2021

The month of March has a focus on women around the world if you include International Woman’s Day (IWD) on 8 March (with a spot light on women’s rights).  Since March of 1987, the United States has formally observed Women’s … Continue reading

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2021: Celebrating Black History Month in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is probably the third-whitest state in the country (90-94 percent) following only its neighbors Vermont and Maine. Those facts notwithstanding, the stories of our black and brown citizens have been mostly ignored when it comes to being represented … Continue reading

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Prolific Author and Poet: Eleanor Hallowell (Abbott) Coburn of Wilton and Portsmouth New Hampshire (1872-1958)

Eleanor Hallowell Abbott was not a native of New Hampshire, for she was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1872, daughter of Rev. Edward & Clara (Davis) Abbott. She was a third generation of New England Abbott authors and editors, and … Continue reading

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2020 Recap: More Remarkable Women of New Hampshire

Regular readers are aware that my spotlight is often on New Hampshire women’s history. My goal for years has been to write at one article a month that is specific to a  woman with New Hampshire connections, often little known. … Continue reading

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‘Woman Edison” Inventor: Margaret E. Knight of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts

When you go grocery shopping, you should be thankful to Margaret E. Knight. One of her many inventions, and possibly her most famous one, was a paper-feeding machine for “making and folding square-bottom paper bags.” Prior to this time paper … Continue reading

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