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100 Years Ago: The Tidal Wave Ships of July 4th 1918

On the Fourth of July 1918 the United States celebrated the holiday with a Tidal Wave of ships.  From both coasts–Portland, Maine to Portland Oregon and at Great Lakes ports a virtual tsunami when ninety-five new ships were launched. It … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of General John Stark of Manchester New Hampshire

New Hampshire residents traditionally celebrate John Stark day on April 25th each year.  This celebratory date is set by New Hampshire Revised Statutes 4:13-l – General John Stark Day, that designates the fourth Monday in April as such. “And the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Christmas Gifts and Events of 100 Years Ago (1916)

In December of 1916, one hundred years ago, the Portsmouth (NH) Herald offered tidbits of local information along with advertisements for Christmas gifts and food. These offerings are a window into New Hampshire’s past.

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Blog Caroling: This Time of Year

My dear friend fM’s favorite holiday tradition (she says) is Blog Caroling.  I suspect that her ritual of dressing up in flannel jammies with hot toddy in hand are as important as the musical production. Last year I presented a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s December Receipts [Recipes] of 1882

LATEST RECEIPTS. [1882] GINGER CUP-CAKE. A nice ginger cupcake is made of two cups of powdered sugar, stirred to a cream with two cups of butter. The butter may first be warmed until it is soft, but not melted; and … Continue reading

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