Category Archives: NH Tidbits

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

Laconia Motorcycle Week History: 100 Years Old

Laconia Motorcycle Week is quickly approaching [June 10-18, 2017] and once again discussion arises as to how old this event really is. The official commercial web site says that it is 99 years old. In my humble opinion, that’s fake … Continue reading

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NH Tidbits: February is African American History Month

Since 1976 every U.S. President has declared February to be Black History Month. Also called National African American History Month, it is considered an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans.  This month is also the time for recognizing the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Newport’s Elephant Rock and Pike Hill

Elephant Rock in Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire is described as a large boulder 35 feet high which is almost a perfect image of a kneeling elephant. It is located on Pike Hill.  It is still a popular curiosity of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: A History of Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord

Concord’s very first burial ground was the Old North Cemetery, established in 1730. Though Concord had other cemeteries, Blossom Hill was only the second one created close to the down town area.[1] The early history of Blossom Hill, as referenced … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: An 1823 Dartmouth College Education

In the year 1823, expectations were remarkably different than today, both for preparation to enter Dartmouth College and the yearly curriculum. In 1823, for admission into the Freshman class, it is required that the candidates be well versed in the … Continue reading

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