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Famed Civil War Era Singer and Song Writer Joseph Philbrick Webster of New Hampshire (1819-1875)

Joseph Philbrick Webster was born 18 Feb 1819 on the shore of Massabesic Lake, near Manchester NH, son of Amos & Bethia (DeCosta/Costen) Webster, and grandson of Major John & Phebe (Haseltine) Webster. Both of Joseph’s grandfathers were patriots of … Continue reading

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Jacob Foster 2d and The Foster Beef Co. of Manchester

My father, Berwin “Webby” Webster worked as the night maintenance man for Foster Beef Co. of Manchester New Hampshire from 1953 to its closure in 1976. He was a mechanic and with an expertise in motor maintenance he repaired elevators, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Who Were the Boston Tea Party?

December 16th 2019 is the 246th Anniversary of the so-called Boston Tea Party.  Some historians believe that the term ‘Boston Tea Party’ was referring not to the event itself, but rather to the “party of participants,” i.e. by definition “a … Continue reading

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New England Poetry: The Last Day of Summer

–THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER– To ZEPHIRA. Come hither, come hither, my May-day queen, The last day of summer is here; But weep not,–nor sigh, for merry old Time Will bring us another year. Yet ’tis hard to part with … Continue reading

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Merrimack New Hampshire’s Boston Post Cane

I recently wrote about a custom unique to New England, namely the awarding of the Boston Post Cane.  I won’t be repeating all that background data, and instead focus on one New Hampshire town’s oldest cane recipients. Suffice it to … Continue reading

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