Category Archives: Oddities, Accidents and Crazy Weather

Those strange NH stories, believe them or not.

Samuel Joy and His Spite Tombstone in Durham New Hampshire

I have to admit–I hesitated to write this story.  We probably will never know the entire truth behind Samuel Joy’s “spite” tombstone, and that bothers me. If a spite tombstone is new to you, know it is a cemetery monument … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: More Ghostly Stories of Long Ago

In 1873 New Hampshire newspapers reported on a well-documented case of a haunting of a school house in Newburyport, Massachusetts. “The Haunted School-House, published by Loring of Boston, can be found at the book-stores in the city. It is a … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: Cures for the Spanish Flu

A great deal has been written about the Spanish flu or influenza.  The National Library of Health at the U.S. Library of Medicine web site has a detailed article about this pandemic. This article states in part: “The 1918–1919 influenza … Continue reading

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Killed by Locomotive on Christmas Day: John Langdon Swain of Meredith and Laconia NH (1824-1866)

The face of John Langdon Swain peers out from a postage-stamp sized (i.e. gem) tintype photograph.  He was the fourth great-grandson of Jeremiah & Mary (Smith) Swain of Reading, Massachusetts. The tintype was another of my online auction ‘finds’ which … Continue reading

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The Old Man’s Little Brother: a Rock Profile in Milton, New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s Old Man may have fallen, but his younger brother still smiles upon the land. He has kept a lower, more reclusive profile. He was never keen on having people stare at him all day. He sits in a … Continue reading

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