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Portsmouth NH Executive Secretary and Named Bridge Honoree: Sarah Mildred Long (1916-2004)

Three of the state’s largest bridges span the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine. The second longest bridge is the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge that connects Portsmouth NH with Kittery Maine via the U.S. Route 1 Bypass. (The longest … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Dome Mount aka Pleasant Dome aka Mount Pleasant

New Hampshire has a penchant for changing things–slogans, and place names especially.  It’s “in with the new and out with the old!”  As you’ve possibly guessed (as it is the case in most of my “Missing Places” posts) the mountain … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: How the "Granite State" Got Its Name

Back in the 1820s New Hampshire residents were coasting along, not even realizing that their state needed a nickname.

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Do You Have a Famous New Hampshire Name?

Randy over at Genea-Musings, brought Chip Rowe's site to my attention. He writes about George magazine and how they tracked down regular people who have politician's names. Continue reading

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New Hampshire: A Tale of Two (or More) Kearsarge

Possibly one of the most controversial names in New Hampshire History, Kearsarge, pronounced, “Ki-ah-sarge,” is odd enough that you'd … Continue reading

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