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New Hampshire Slanguage: Beach Wagon

I was looking at some 1960-ish photographs today, a few showing my family’s pale yellow beach wagon parked in the driveway. BEACH WAGON was the local (New England) term for what most people then called a “Station Wagon” (or a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Sgt Major Robert C. Beckett of Concord

I have written several articles about Concord New Hampshire’s involvement in World War I.  I introduce to you now another one of the brave heroes who did not return home from that war.  Robert Clinton Beckett was born 22 Oct … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Last Highwaymen

New Hampshire doesn’t seem like a hot-spot for highwaymen, and indeed there have not been many. In the early history of the State, travelers either did not have much coin or they didn’t travel with it. Because the roads were … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Muffler

Before the automobile was invented, the term muffler was an entirely different item than a metal tail pipe. It  was, instead, an object of clothing, worn to keep dust, dirt, or the extremes of sun and cold from the mouth … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: U.S. Army Nurse Lucy Nettie Fletcher of Concord NH (1886-1918)

“I have a soul that, like an ample shield, Can take in all, and verge enough for more…” [1] These words are inscribed as the graduation quote of Lucy Nettie Fletcher, in the 1910 Class yearbook of Radcliffe College. Lucy … Continue reading

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