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NH Tidbits: Concord New Hampshire At A Glance in 1891

A red leather-covered souvenir booklet offers insight into what the City of Concord New Hampshire looked like in 1891.  A lovely script on the back page shows that it was a gift: Presented to John J. Thurston On his 78th … Continue reading

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Concord New Hampshire’s Famed Spiritualist, Medium and Clairvoyant: Sophia (Bradley) Woods Craddock (1837-1909)

This story about Mrs. Sophia (Bradley) Craddock (or her preferred “S.B. Craddock”) started with my purchase of a photograph. Shown here to the left, it was taken in Maurice S. Lamprey’s Washington Square studio in Fisherville, New Hampshire. I can’t … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Professional Wrestler, Restaraunteur, Wild Circus Owner, Amusement Park Operator, Real Estate Investor: John Demetrious Kilonis (1885-1965)

John Demetrious Kilonis is probably best remembered for his wrestling career, being considered the “terror” of the light-heavyweight wrestlers of his day, at one time winning the middleweight wrestling championship of the world. He was born in 1885 in Salonika … Continue reading

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Current Event: New Hampshire Caddie Camp Reunion September 11-13, 2015

In 2007 I wrote a story about Caddie Camps in New Hampshire. One source states that over 2,000 young men learned to caddie, and to golf this way.  Based on the comments to that blog post, many seemed to enjoy … Continue reading

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Recap: New Hampshire and Halloween

Since 2006 I’ve been sharing tidbits relating to Halloween and New Hampshire.  During that time I’ve written some pretty bad poetry, and shared some pretty good prose.  You may have read my stories about New Hampshire’s many ghosts, real or … Continue reading

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