Category Archives: NH Tidbits

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

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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New Hampshire Tidbits: The Dirty Secret of Colonial Floors

The earliest buildings of New Hampshire had dirt floors. Once they had evolved to wood flooring, the problem arose of how to keep them clean. Rugs and even coarse wool druggets were rare in those early colonial days. Today we … Continue reading

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