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New Hampshire’s Burnap "Leghorn Bonnets"

A sample bonnet from the 18th century found in Connecticut. Note: this is not a photograph of the bonnets made by the Burnap sisters. Samples of leghorn straw bonnets can be found HERE.

According to the Merrimack NH town history, presented at the Bicentennial celebration in 1946 (written by my grandmother, Mattie Kilborn Webster): “The Burnap sisters, daughters of Merrimack, New Hampshire’s first minister [Jacob Burnap], had other ideas of a woman’s usefulness. It is claimed that in this Town [Merrimack] they invented the making of “Leghorn hats” or bonnets, as they were called. Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s "Live Free and Bobble"

You can now have John Stark and Daniel Webster in your own home….

with oversized nodding heads, and their … Continue reading

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John Stark Bobblehead Doll

John Stark Bobblehead Doll, with “Live Free or Die” quotation.

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Postcard: John Stark House, Manchester New Hampshire

Once home of John Stark; oldest house in Manchester New Hampshire, built in 1736; located on north Elm Street, owned … Continue reading

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Gen. John Stark (1728-1822)

Gen. John Stark (1728-1822) born Londonderry, NH; military hero of the American Revolution Continue reading

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