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New Hampshire April Fool Jokes of Olden Times

Here is a collection of “April Fool” stories gleaned from New Hampshire Papers.  DISCLAIMER.–Do not attempt to duplicate these foolhardy events, as some are dangerous and stupid. 1843.–April Fool. As the passenger train of cards which usually arrived here at … Continue reading

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Recap: New Hampshire and Halloween

Since 2006 I’ve been sharing tidbits relating to Halloween and New Hampshire.  During that time I’ve written some pretty bad poetry, and shared some pretty good prose.  You may have read my stories about New Hampshire’s many ghosts, real or … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Haunted Halloween History

“All houses wherein men have lived and died Are haunted houses. Through the open doors The harmless phantoms on their errands glide, With feet that make no sound upon the floors.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned these words by 1867 when … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Famous Concord Coach and the Abbot-Downing Company

Mark Twain described it as “an imposing cradle on wheels.” 

In 1867 Wells Fargo, the operators of the largest stagecoach … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Body Snatching

In the 18th and 19th centuries, if a person was killed in sound health, or if they had been executed … Continue reading

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