Category Archives: Not New Hampshire

White Star Line Steamships: The Changing Face of Early 20th Century Immigration

When someone speaks about immigration, like many others I picture the crowded steerage of the Titanic movie. Indeed many of the ships that carried 19th century third-class immigrants were crowded, dirty and disease-ridden–the horrors we think about were real. But … Continue reading

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1844: How a Yankee Weathervane Caused a Chinese Riot

Another New Hampshire Blogger, Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy, inspired this story.  Her photographic collection of weather vanes and the stories that go with them  caused me to ponder the importance of these metal spire ornaments in our state’s history.  It is obvious that … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Fathers’ Day History

The celebration of Fathers’ Day in New Hampshire is over 100 years old, unofficially that is.  The anniversary date hinges really on which year you consider as the advent of Fathers’ Day in our state.  A newspaper article acknowledged the … Continue reading

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Not New Hampshire: Roscoe E. Rodda, Inventor of Peeps (1862-aft 1930)

When you think about Easter, you can't help but think of “Peeps…” Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Washington County

For a brief span of time several New Hampshire towns along the Connecticut River were considered to be located in Washington County. . . Continue reading

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