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Official New Hampshire State Beverage: Apple Cider

In 2010, at the petition of fourth grade students from Jaffrey, New Hampshire and others, the New Hampshire General Court, by a vote of 230-74 approved apple cider as New Hampshire’s office beverage with the passage of House Bill 1206. … Continue reading

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Temperance and the Good Templars in Manchester New Hampshire

I came across a curious Victorian invitation card, that I share with you now.  It shows a pensive-looking, blond woman, cloaked on a winter’s night. The card reads: “Compliments of Merrimack Lodge, No. 5, I.O G.T. Valentine Party, Feb. 14, … Continue reading

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1835 New Hampshire Toasts for Independence

For many years following America’s war for independence,  it was traditional to offer a series of toasts to those involved living or dead, to our country and to our leadership. The American Centuries web site states that in the early … Continue reading

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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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Beware of Egg-Nog: An 1817 Warning

I am not claiming that egg-nog originated in New Hampshire.  It probably was first made in ye olde England as … Continue reading

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