Tag Archives: New England

New Hampshire’s First Cattle: Captain Mason’s Yellow Cowes

June 1st is World Milk Day and this is National Dairy Month, so it’s the perfect day to write about cows and cattle. It is also time for a confession of sorts–the black and white Holstein cow that I have … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: WWI and the New Year (January 1918)

In most New Hampshire places newspapers were not published on New Year’s Day, however many were printed on New Year’s Eve 1917, and January 2, 1918. The following compilation is gleaned from those publications. New England was in the grip … Continue reading

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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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