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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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The Lost Faces of World War One — Part Eighteen

This is the continuation of a series of stories about men who died in World War 1, and whose photographs appeared in a publication called “Our Nation’s Roll of Honor.” The original post and explanation can be found at this … Continue reading

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The Origin and History of New Hampshire’s Daniel Webster Highway

The Daniel Webster Highway in New Hampshire was originally called the “Merrimack Valley Road” and followed the course of the Merrimack River. On January 23, 1921, the Anaconda Standard newspaper (of Anaconda MT) announced that “backed by many prominent citizens, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways to Identify a New Hampshire Leaf Peeper

1. You hear them sigh “Ooooooo” or “Ahhhhhhh” more  than ten times in a minute.

2. They show up at … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Turnpike History

When we hear the word, “turnpike,” we think of

our current day asphalt-covered highways, traversed by fast-moving gas-driven automobiles.  Most forget … Continue reading

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