Category Archives: Really Old News

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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Valentine’s Day in New Hampshire, 1872

Farmer’s Cabinet (Amherst NH) Vol 70, Issue 31, Page 2; Wednesday, February 14, 1872 To day, (the 14th) is known in the calendar as St. Valentine’s Day. Many believe St. Valentine a myth like Santa Claus; but this is an … Continue reading

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Portsmouth NH 1846: Customs of Valentine’s Day

From: Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics (Portsmouth NH) Vol LVII, Issue 7, Page 3  — Saturday, February 14, 1846 VALENTINE’S DAY — It is a popular superstition that the first two single people who meet in the morning of … Continue reading

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