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He Kept New Hampshire Beds Warm: Concord’s Louis F. Gillette (1857-1937)

In the early twentieth century most New Hampshire homes did not have central heating, and warming pans were in common use. These devices warmed up the sheets, and also kept the bed warm at least for a few hours, especially … Continue reading

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The Farm Boy Who Built New Hampshire’s Only Silver Industry: Concord’s William Butler Durgin (1833-1905)

William B. Durgin’s silver flatware and serving pieces are today still very much collectible and in demand. During the company’s heyday his Fairfax silver pattern was the leading one in the entire United States. But William Butler Durgin was not … Continue reading

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Manchester NH’s Hot Dog Kings: The Schoenland Family

Today we still know it as frankfurter, dog, hotdog, frank, sausage, wiener, pig in a blanket, bowwow, or wiener-wurst. Growing up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and in many other parts of New England, we also called them Schonland’s franks.  Even … Continue reading

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Jefferson New Hampshire: Carter’s Tower

In 1897 the White Mountain area of New Hampshire was a popular spot for the well-off to build summer homes. … Continue reading

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Alton New Hampshire’s King of Corkscrews: William Rockwell Clough (1844-1920)

Various manufacturing businesses thrived in New Hampshire after the Civil war. 

One of the most famous was the Rockwell Clough … Continue reading

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