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A 2016 New Hampshire Valentine’s Day Compilation

In earlier days of New Hampshire’s history, Valentines Day was held in higher regard. There were poems to compose, sweet gifts to distribute, and rituals to perform. Today the day seems much more commercialized. In 1851 your shopping list for … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in New Hampshire, 1872

Farmer’s Cabinet (Amherst NH) Vol 70, Issue 31, Page 2; Wednesday, February 14, 1872 To day, (the 14th) is known in the calendar as St. Valentine’s Day. Many believe St. Valentine a myth like Santa Claus; but this is an … Continue reading

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Portsmouth NH 1846: Customs of Valentine’s Day

From: Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics (Portsmouth NH) Vol LVII, Issue 7, Page 3  — Saturday, February 14, 1846 VALENTINE’S DAY — It is a popular superstition that the first two single people who meet in the morning of … Continue reading

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An 1876 Valentine Rejection

And we think Valentine’s Day is too commercialized… JOHN’S VALENTINE–It was the evening of Valentine day when he called on her, and she stuck her head out of the door as he knocked, and sobbed, “If you had sent me … Continue reading

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Predicting Valentine’s Day’s Soft Impeachments

Sometimes, despite the best of efforts, our predictions end up out in the New Hampshire puckerbrush. Early in 1858 the … Continue reading

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