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New Hampshire Tidbits: The Geddes’ Great Pumpkin and Other Really Big Fruit

Ralph Waldo Emerson said “We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history.” His words are the truth.  Starting from a pumpkin seed, every pumpkin plant grows into … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Amherst

During WWI all the citizens of Amherst were involved in some way. By October of 1917 the National Liberty Loan Committee had placed Amherst in a “zone” along with Milford, Wilton, Lyndeborough, Temple, Mont Vernon and Hollis, to raise subscriptions … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Benton

When the United States entered WWI, the town of Benton New Hampshire had about 200 residents (219 in 1910, 177 by 1920).  Of these at least four men went into military service. One would not return home alive. When the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Holderness

Holderness in Grafton Co. New Hampshire has been, from it’s beginning, a farming community. Today its population swells during the summer months when vacationers and tourists arrive to enjoy the water views, cool breezes and boating or swimming.  When the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Hollis

The town of Hollis New Hampshire sent 43 men to service during World War I. The residents who remained at home did their part too–participating in the Red Cross, raising funds for War bonds, demonstrating thrift in the kitchens and … Continue reading

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