Category Archives: NH Tidbits

Tidbits, or small bits of information about New Hampshire that are interesting and/or curious.

New Hampshire Tidbits: Fun Things To Do Before 1880

The Cheer of New England Life For one, I utterly deny that the rural society of New England, taken as a whole, is in a grim, stern or extravagantly repressed condition. I do not know much of Connecticut, but I … 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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New Hampshire Tidbits: The Geddes’ Great Pumpkin and Other Really Big Fruit

Ralph Waldo Emerson said “We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history.” His words are the truth.  Starting from a pumpkin seed, every pumpkin plant grows into … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Old Recipes from the 19th Century

APPLE MERINGUE To a quart of sifted apple sauce add the yolks of three eggs, butter the size of a small egg, a little nutmeg, a pinch of salt and sugar to taste. Put the mixture into a neat baking … Continue reading

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NH Tidbits: Concord New Hampshire At A Glance in 1891

A red leather-covered souvenir booklet offers insight into what the City of Concord New Hampshire looked like in 1891.  A lovely script on the back page shows that it was a gift: Presented to John J. Thurston On his 78th … Continue reading

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