Category Archives: Travel

Ho, The Klondike: Portsmouth New Hampshire’s Failed Quest for Gold in 1898

Between the years 1896 and 1899 an estimated 100,000 prospectors headed to Alaska following a gold discovery there. Some Portsmouth New Hampshire men were part of that stampede of prospectors hoping to return home wealthy. Only an estimated 4,000 of … Continue reading

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NH Current Events: A Celebration of Nature, Art & Heritage – September 23, 2014

It is not often that a single event celebrates New Hampshire’s nature, art and heritage all at the same time.  The need is great. Although we think of Tropical Storm Irene of 2011’s damage being past, is it not in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Post Road and Post Office History

Today much of our communication is transmitted electronically. It was only a few decades ago that all of our correspondence, documents, and bills were delivered by human hand to our doorsteps. In colonial America, post roads influenced what people knew … Continue reading

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Concord New Hampshire’s State House – Celebrating 195 Years

Prior to the American Revolution, Portsmouth was the undoubted “capital” of New Hampshire. In 1778 New Hampshire's first Constitutional Convention … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: The Wizard Tree of Intervale

  New Hampshire has long been renown for its picturesque birch trees.  Most often I think of these tall, pale, and often slightly bent trees in a scene combined with a mountain or a crystal blue lake in the background, … Continue reading

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