Category Archives: Really Old News

Concord New Hampshire: A Year of Celebration in 2015

Concord is a city with a complex past.  Its not surprising that people aren’t quite sure what anniversary, or even which ‘founder,’ to celebrate historically. In the case of anniversaries–they celebrate them all. Anyone who was present for Concord New … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Cranberry Bogs and Meadows

When I hear the word cranberry, I most often things of masses of bobbing, minute fruit in Massachusetts or New Jersey bogs, although I know it grows in other states too. It was not until recently that I discovered that … Continue reading

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When Manchester’s NH’s Amoskeag Mill (Almost) Built the World’s Largest Flag

Almost is an interesting word.  It means nearly, pretty darn close but no cigar, not entirely, second place.  It would have been easier for me to just stick with the story already out there–that in 1914 Manchester New Hampshire’s Amoskeag … Continue reading

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Merrimack New Hampshire Goes Seismic

You would not think of bucolic Merrimack, New Hampshire as being in the epicenter of earthquakes–but it is now, sort of.  The town’s public library now (as of April 4, 2014) owns New Hampshire’s first and only public seismograph.  The … Continue reading

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Now gloomy winter shews his hoary head . . .

on winter Now gloomy winter shews his hoary head, And nature’s face is with confusion spread; Stern Boreas rambles forth with blust’ring sweep, T’ explore the continent, and storm the deep: A while he ranged with despotic sway, Till vanquish’d … Continue reading

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