Category Archives: Structures

The Hermit of Mont Vernon New Hampshire: Jarvis Smith (1850-1925)

I’d heard the old tales of a hermit that lived in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire but until recently I had not known his name. The story of this solitary man came to light in a series of newspaper posts published … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Riverside Inn of Hooksett

Riverside Inn, the focus of this story, was not the first public lodging to be famous in Hooksett. Before the American Revolution travel to this part of New Hampshire was often accomplished by boat. The boatmen and passengers would stop … Continue reading

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NH Tidbits: Concord New Hampshire At A Glance in 1891

A red leather-covered souvenir booklet offers insight into what the City of Concord New Hampshire looked like in 1891.  A lovely script on the back page shows that it was a gift: Presented to John J. Thurston On his 78th … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbit: Who Let the Shaker Cows Out of the Barn?

In 1863 the cows of Canterbury New Hampshire’s Shaker Village would have been “kept in one of forty-six stalls, in two rows facing each other, with a wide passage between them. Each animal, has its name and place, and it … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: A History of Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord

Concord’s very first burial ground was the Old North Cemetery, established in 1730. Though Concord had other cemeteries, Blossom Hill was only the second one created close to the down town area.[1] The early history of Blossom Hill, as referenced … Continue reading

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