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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 Slanguage: Beach Wagon

I was looking at some 1960-ish photographs today, a few showing my family’s pale yellow beach wagon parked in the driveway. BEACH WAGON was the local (New England) term for what most people then called a “Station Wagon” (or a … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Mother on Mothers Day 2015

Mary was born into a large Irish family in Manchester, New Hampshire, the youngest girl, and next to the youngest child of thirteen.  She had polio as a youngster, but felt lucky rather than upset.  She said that though she … Continue reading

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The Hampton Beach Casino: 115 Years Old and Going Strong in New Hampshire

My interest in the Hampton Beach Casino was renewed recently when I read the following article, dated 9 April 1898 from the Portsmouth Herald. “CASINO AT HAMPTON BEACH–The Exeter Street Railway Company has received and is submitting to contractors, plans … Continue reading

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The Transatlantic Cable & New Hampshire

In order to speed up delivery of messages and news between Europe and the United States (normally it took weeks … Continue reading

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