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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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New Hampshire in WWI: The Cadillac Shrapnel Car

On the 25 November 1919 the Nashua Telegraph (Nashua NH) newspaper contained an advertisement for H.C. LINTOTT, Cadillac Agent, 25 Main Street in Nashua New Hampshire. The ad stated that “Caddie” would be on exhibition in that showroom. Herbert Charles … Continue reading

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Inventor of America’s First Automobile–Maybe: George Alvin Long (1850-1951)

When it comes to who built America’s first automobile, the discussion becomes as overheated as a car climbing New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington. The answer comes down to the details. What is the definition of an automobile, other than being self-propelled? … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Live Free or Die on Automobile License Plates

In July of 1969 the New Hampshire legislature voted to print the New Hampshire state motto–“Live Free or Die” on automobile license plates. The printing began in 1971, replacing the word “Scenic” which described the state at that time.  [Info … Continue reading

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1928 Christmas Greetings from Nelson-Vuilleumier Inc of Manchester NH

John Guy Nelson and Jules Etienne Vuilleumier smile smugly from behind the wheel of one of their best automobiles on  this Christmas card. On 10 November 1923 the two men, from very different backgrounds, had formed a partnership called Nelson-Vuilleumier … Continue reading

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