Tag Archives: New England

New England’s Great Snow of 1717

In February 1717 occurred the greatest fall of snow recorded in the annals of New England–almost burying under the frozen mass the small log houses of the new plantations. So effectively were even the most traveled roads blocked that the … Continue reading

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“Thanksgiving in the Olden Time”: An 1876 Sermon Published in the New Hampshire Sentinel

Anybody born out of New England cannot have the true flavor of New England in his mouth, and it is to the happy saints, born in New England, that I address myself this morning, not forbidding others to catch the … Continue reading

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Earthquakes in New England

Eighteen years after the pilgrim fathers landed on Plymouth rock they experienced their first New England earthquake. This was in 1638, and was very severe, so much so as to throw persons to the ground. Since it occurred down to … Continue reading

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Prominent Events in Early America (and New Hampshire) History

PROMINENT EVENTS  in Early America, New England and New Hampshire (including the American Revolution) The following was gleaned from the History of Barnstead NH from its first settlement in 1727 to 1872, by Jeremiah P. Jewett, Lowell Mass., Marden & … Continue reading

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Current Events: A Storm of Snow

A Storm of Snow has come and gone, leaving several feet of powdery, drifting snow behind.  It seems that since last autumn The Weather Channel started naming winter storms, and they called the most recent one ‘Nemo.’  WFSB Channel 3 … Continue reading

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