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Ghostly, Spine-Chilling Halloween Tales and Yarns from New Hampshire

In the past I have shared many stories at Cow Hampshire  of weird, supernatural, eerie, and down-right weird occurrences. Here is a compilation of the best ones. A 2015 New Hampshire Halloween – Halloween poetry et al Ghastly and Ghostly … Continue reading

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Christmas Doings – Portsmouth NH of 1876

Christmas passes off very quietly here. The break of day was ushered in by the English carolers, who favored the waking residents with their music, while the Kearsarge Fife and Drum Band serenaded many citizens with some equally choice music. … Continue reading

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“Thanksgiving in the Olden Time”: An 1876 Sermon Published in the New Hampshire Sentinel

Anybody born out of New England cannot have the true flavor of New England in his mouth, and it is to the happy saints, born in New England, that I address myself this morning, not forbidding others to catch the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Customs and Games for Halloween in 1916

PLANS FOR HALLOWEEN from Portsmouth Herald, (Portsmouth NH) October 30, 1916 Halloween, the celebration of which has been handed down to us by the Druids of ancient times, is the one night of all nights in the year when ghosts … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Witches’ Night of 1879

WITCHES NIGHT From the earliest times men have been trying to look ahead. The ancient Egyptians had oracles where their gods were supposed to answer the questions of men by dreams and other ways; the ancient Greeks also had famous … Continue reading

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