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New Hampshire Tidbits: Fun Things To Do Before 1880

The Cheer of New England Life For one, I utterly deny that the rural society of New England, taken as a whole, is in a grim, stern or extravagantly repressed condition. I do not know much of Connecticut, but I … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Hudson

When World War I was declared in the United States, Hudson like its neighbors, provided young men to the “cause”–70 in all [by my estimate]. They served in all branches of the military–army, navy, marines, and fledgling army air force. … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: A World War I Mother’s Day

One hundred years ago Mother’s Day was celebrated on May 12, 1918 in New Hampshire. Two days before the Portsmouth Herald newspaper announced: “Sunday is Mother’s Day. Carnations Will Be Worn in Honor or Memory of Her That Day.” The … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: Fourth of July 1917

On July 4th 1917 the World was at War. Just a week earlier, on June 26 the first 14,000 United States infantry troops had landed in France, and were beginning to train for combat. The  local weather was temperate. The … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: New Hampshire’s Irish Celebration of 1917

On March 17, 1917 New Hampshire, along with many other places in the United States, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. No one knew that 20 days later, this country would be at war [announced April 6, 1917]. In New Hampshire where … Continue reading

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