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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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New Hampshire Glossary: Neat Stock

Neat stock is a livestock term that may have originated in New England, and was used as early as 1782 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Neat stock was often used as payment and barter. 28 December 1782. Providence Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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Derry New Hampshire’s Premier Woman Poultry Farmer: Celia (Gardner) Whitney (1895-1974)

History is composed of time or location-related people, events and artifacts. Usually the ones we hear or read about are touted as being famous or important from someone’s viewpoint. Yet the majority of our collective history was created by individuals … Continue reading

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The Diary of a New Hampshire Farmer: George Henry Wadleigh of Lyme, New Hampshire (1851-1941)

1872 was an important year for George Henry Wadleigh. He lost his father mid way, and he married at the end of the same year. According to his diary, he “went to meeting on Sundays (most of the time anyway), … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Intervale

Intervale” is a word unique to New England. 

It is used to describe low-lying meadow land, usually along a river, … Continue reading

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