Tag Archives: New Hampshire

Lancaster NH’s John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926) — the “Weeks” behind the “Weeks Act”

In 2011 the United States Forest Service celebrated the 100th anniversary of one of the most successful land conservation efforts in the United States. The Weeks Act was signed into law in 1911, after a decade-long debate about the role … Continue reading

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Portsmouth NH Navy Yard: Genealogy Gleanings from the Life Buoy

The Industrial Department Life Buoy was a magazine issued free, on a monthly basis, to employees of the Industrial Department of the Portsmouth Navy Yard, in Portsmouth New Hampshire. It was intended to inspire, to give a sense of collective … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Temple and The First Glass Factory

“A glass factory of considerable extent and remarkable for its employment of Hessians and Waldeckers who were deserters from the British army was established 1779 or 1780 at Temple, NH by a Mr. Hewes of Boston, but was burned down … Continue reading

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Health and Longevity in 18th & Early 19th Century New Hampshire

Instances of Longevity in New-Hampshire, with the places of residence, and the time when each person died, and their ages. YEAR DIED | NAME  | TOWN | AGE 1732 William Perkins, of New-Market 116 1736 John Buss, of Durham 108 … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Post Road and Post Office History

Today much of our communication is transmitted electronically. It was only a few decades ago that all of our correspondence, documents, and bills were delivered by human hand to our doorsteps. In colonial America, post roads influenced what people knew … Continue reading

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