Category Archives: Oddities, Accidents and Crazy Weather

Those strange NH stories, believe them or not.

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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New Hampshire’s Rock Profile: The Watcher aka Old Woman of the Notch

New Hampshire rocks are often like the clouds in its skies–if you stare at them long enough they start to look like something else.  She has been known by several names: The Watcher, the Old Woman of the Notch, the … Continue reading

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New Boston New Hampshire’s Famous “Frog Rock”

Is the Frog Rock famous, infamous or not famous at all? How many people nowadays even know about it? Is it located in New Boston, or Mont Vernon, or both places? Does the rock even look like a frog? Lets … Continue reading

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