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New Hampshire in WWI: The Phelan Sisters of Milford

  This is a short story about the Phelan Family of Cambridge MA who spent summers on their Milford, New Hampshire farm.  The men mentioned served from Cambridge MA not Milford NH.  One of the women in the story, Katherine … Continue reading

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NH Tidbits: Cow Hampshire Revisited

After eleven years as editor of this blog, I received my first “hate you” email recently. You’ll never guess the reason why. A reader spotted my blog title, Cow Hampshire, and it sent them into a cud-chewing frenzy. They mooed  … Continue reading

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A Wounded Survivor of the War of 1812: Nottingham New Hampshire’s Colonel Joseph Cilley (1791-1887)

There were several men by the name of Joseph Cilley in the early annals of New Hampshire’s military history.  To clarify–“The elder son [of Greenleaf Cilley] was known as Colonel Joseph Cilley, his grandfather was General Joseph Cilley, and his … Continue reading

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The Lucky Elephant and Benson Wild Animal Farm of Hudson, New Hampshire

A few months ago there was a flurry of stories about the large concrete elephant at Tufts University having finally fallen apart, with a new (and different) one being constructed to replace it. The disintegrated 10-foot elephant was a “lucky” … Continue reading

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Cow Stories: Bringing in the Cows, by Arthur Corning White

“A precious, elusive element of poetry has gone out of farming with the passing of the old style smoke house, home made mittens, and those great, round, shining, shallow milk pans for raising of the cream. Now, the rural population … Continue reading

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