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100 Years Ago: A New Hampshire Halloween and The Hoover Pledge

Two topics–Halloween and The Hoover Pledge–seem to have nothing in common, and yet they do. 100 years ago on October 30, 1917 the Nashua Telegraph was promoting both Halloween events and the signing of the “Hoover Pledge.” A headline blares, … Continue reading

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Newport New Hampshire Teacher, Suffragist, Civic & Club Leader, Business Woman: Mary Matilda (Putnam) Sibley (1860-1927)

There was very little that Mary Matilda (Putnam) Sibley could not do. She was the daughter of Marshall & Mary M. (Carroll) Putnam, born in 1860 in Croydon, Sullivan County New Hampshire, just before the Civil War began. She was … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Buffalo, Elk, Fox, Deer; Baynes, Atwood, Coit, Means

A word of warning: this is a complicated story, with numerous tangents. It starts with postcards that I recently acquired of wild animals, photographed around 1906 at Corbin Park in Grantham NH, by the famous naturalist-photographer, Ernest Harold Baynes. Though … Continue reading

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Lancaster NH’s John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926) — the “Weeks” behind the “Weeks Act”

In 2011 the United States Forest Service celebrated the 100th anniversary of one of the most successful land conservation efforts in the United States. The Weeks Act was signed into law in 1911, after a decade-long debate about the role … Continue reading

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