Tag Archives: colonial

New Hampshire and the Birth of the Cocktail

New Hampshire is thought of as the birth place of many innovations, from tupperware to the motorcycle. But was it … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Chirugeon

Chirugeon, also written “chirurgeon,” was the name for a colonial surgeon. In addition to performing surgical operations they were able … Continue reading

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Colonial Surgeon’s Instruments

Medical instruments from colonial times.  This photograph was taken by Janice Brown at the Whitall House in National Park, New Jersey, the scene of the “Battle of Red Bank”.  See article, “New Hampshire Glossary: Chirugeon“

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New Hampshire Glossary: Saleratus & Other Baking Terms

Old time cooking terms, not usually heard today, can be gleaned from old New Hampshire newspapers. 

A few of them … Continue reading

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Randolph New Hampshire’s Wellesley College President and Director of WAVEs: Dr. Mildred Helen (McAfee) Horton (1900-1994)

Mildred McAfee was the daughter of Rev. Dr. Cleland Boyd & Harriett (Brown) McAfee.

She was born in Missouri in … Continue reading

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