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The Hermit of Mont Vernon New Hampshire: Jarvis Smith (1850-1925)

I’d heard the old tales of a hermit that lived in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire but until recently I had not known his name. The story of this solitary man came to light in a series of newspaper posts published … Continue reading

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Sewall D. Batchelder and Rebecca P. Kilborn of Concord New Hampshire and Other Places

The faces of Sewall D. Batchelder and his first wife, Rebecca Page Kilborn gaze out from their photographs with serious faces. Oh yes, I know that in those days people rarely smiled for their formal portrait, however the intensity of … Continue reading

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The Entertaining Family of New Hampshire’s Alex Philbrick aka Preston

I hope that my readers have been following this season’s American Idol television show.  It is not often that a New Hampshire resident can be found placing so prominently in the entertainment field.  And no, I have not forgotten the … Continue reading

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Immigrant to New Hampshire: Cora Alvina Parnell (1868-1913)

The lovely face of Cora Alvina Parnell stared back at me from the computer screen. She was probably not a relative, I thought, at least based on her surname.  But for whatever reason, I clicked “buy” and spontaneously purchased her … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Longest Place Name?

New Hampshire place names are something we can count on.

They are the constant anchors in our lives. No matter … Continue reading

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