Category Archives: NH Tidbits

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

New Hampshire Tidbits: Concord’s Bridges Mansion

On Mountain Road at the east side of Concord sits a house that belongs to the State of New Hampshire, called the Bridges House. It was not built by the Bridges family, but was donated by them to be used … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Not On The Fourth of July

Many Americans accept the Fourth of July as the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. However it was not signed on that day. The Trenton (New Jersey) Evening Times of 26 March 1885 credits the research of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: The Best Mother

Regular readers of my Cow Hampshire blog know I’ve written many times about New Hampshire agriculture, and in particular about heirloom apple history. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d present a tidbit story that combines both … Continue reading

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200 Years Old: The New Hampshire State House in Concord

  I first wrote about the New Hampshire State House in 2006, when the building was only 187 years old, and since then I’ve updated that story several times.  This year (2019) the building is officially 200 years old, and … Continue reading

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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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