Tag Archives: New Hampshire

Recap: New Hampshire and Halloween

Since 2006 I’ve been sharing tidbits relating to Halloween and New Hampshire.  During that time I’ve written some pretty bad poetry, and shared some pretty good prose.  You may have read my stories about New Hampshire’s many ghosts, real or … Continue reading

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Barrington, New Hampshire Educator, Civic Leader, Author and Poet: Susan Hale (Hussey) Knapp (1832-1906)

Susan Hale Hussey was born on a farm in Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire to Dea. Thomas & Susan (Hale) Hussey. She, like many women of her time, attended the local schools in her town, but she went on to … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Haunted Halloween History

“All houses wherein men have lived and died Are haunted houses. Through the open doors The harmless phantoms on their errands glide, With feet that make no sound upon the floors.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned these words by 1867 when … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: First in the Nation Potato

Even the United States Potato Board agrees that Londonderry New Hampshire played a leading role in the growth of the potato as a foodstuff in the American colonies.  Though not the first location on this continent where it became known … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Apples, Autumn and Heirloom Recipes

Late August to late October is the apple-picking season in New Hampshire.  According to Foster’s Daily Democrat, Governor Maggie Hassan picked “the first NH apple of the season” on September 4, 2014, the 6th New Hampshire Apple Day being celebrated.

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