Tag Archives: New Hampshire

A Case of Mistaken Identity: Maria Stevens of Manchester New Hampshire

I purchased a photograph on eBay being advertised as “CDV Photo ID’s Maria Annan Stevens 1878 wife of George, Manchester New Hampshire.” I presumed that the ID was correct, the reverse side of the photograph only had “Maria Stevens” written … Continue reading

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New England Poetry: The Last Day of Summer

–THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER– To ZEPHIRA. Come hither, come hither, my May-day queen, The last day of summer is here; But weep not,–nor sigh, for merry old Time Will bring us another year. Yet ’tis hard to part with … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: “It was a floorer.”

I was researching and came across a saying that I remember my father using, though it is rare for me to hear it today. When something happened that was totally a shock and surprise that made you speechless, you would … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: “Hello Girl” Lydia C. Gelinas of Nashua

In a previous story 2 years ago I wrote about Agnes Theresa (Houley) O’Brien, a Groveton NH woman who moved to Boston and eventually ended up in Europe working for the United States Army as an telephone operator there. Agnes … Continue reading

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Merrimack New Hampshire’s Boston Post Cane

I recently wrote about a custom unique to New England, namely the awarding of the Boston Post Cane.  I won’t be repeating all that background data, and instead focus on one New Hampshire town’s oldest cane recipients. Suffice it to … Continue reading

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