Category Archives: Oddities, Accidents and Crazy Weather

Those strange NH stories, believe them or not.

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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The Depressing End to the Life of W. Lebanon New Hampshire’s Express Clerk, Edward Payson Craft (1848-1882)

Edward Payson Craft’s story is a convoluted one. I purchased his photograph on one of the popular online auction websites. The seller’s ad stated: Here’s a great gem tintype (about the size of a postage stamp) of a young man … Continue reading

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The Horrible History of 4th of July Accidents from New Hampshire Newspapers

As long as there has been fireworks, human beings have been injured by them. In the early days of Americas celebration of the Fourth of July, multiple injuries have occurred on or around a day that should be one of … Continue reading

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Cow Hampshire’s Strange But True Blog Statistics for 2015

First, Happy 2016 to All.  I thought the first post of the year should include offering a few insights into where my readership comes from, and what sort of stories they (and you) prefer. As far as how viewers arrived … Continue reading

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The Darker Side of Manchester NH’s Pine Island Park

There are people alive today who have fond, happy memories of Pine Island Park. This amusement area was located in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the vicinity of the current Pine Island Park. During the 61 years of its existence, at … Continue reading

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