Category Archives: Really Old News

New Hampshire’s December Receipts [Recipes] of 1882

LATEST RECEIPTS. [1882] GINGER CUP-CAKE. A nice ginger cupcake is made of two cups of powdered sugar, stirred to a cream with two cups of butter. The butter may first be warmed until it is soft, but not melted; and … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago Halloween Was Husband Hunting Day

The traditions of Halloween have changed a great deal over the centuries. From pagan celebrations to Christian holy days, and from a day of pranks and carousing to kiddies trick-or-treating, October 31st has meant many different things to people. At … Continue reading

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An 1872 Manchester NH South Grammar School Autograph Book

This leather-bound autograph book covers several years, from 1870-1874. The ink is quickly fading with age–the beautiful cursive script was written one hundred and forty-six (146) years ago. Each pen stroke is deliberate, created when the inkwell and quill, not … 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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New Hampshire April Fool Jokes of Olden Times

Here is a collection of “April Fool” stories gleaned from New Hampshire Papers.  DISCLAIMER.–Do not attempt to duplicate these foolhardy events, as some are dangerous and stupid. 1843.–April Fool. As the passenger train of cards which usually arrived here at … Continue reading

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