Category Archives: Travel

The Origin and History of New Hampshire’s Daniel Webster Highway

The Daniel Webster Highway in New Hampshire was originally called the “Merrimack Valley Road” and followed the course of the Merrimack River. On January 23, 1921, the Anaconda Standard newspaper (of Anaconda MT) announced that “backed by many prominent citizens, … Continue reading

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New Hamphire Tidbits: Miscellany of the Isles of Shoals

From the Isles of Shoals Correspondence of the Boston Journal; “Oceanic,” Isles of Shoals, July 26, 1876 Returning to these wild rocks for the seventeenth year, I find that they have won a new place in the public consideration, and … Continue reading

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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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