Tag Archives: NH

New Hampshire’s Plethora of Pinnacles

Pinnacles appear to be very popular in New Hampshire. A pinnacle is defined as a high, pointed piece of rock or lofty peak. There are several such places but how do they differ from mountains or hills? They generally seem … Continue reading

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Not New Hampshire: Tired of Politics

I ask my blog followers to simply read this article in its entirety before coming to any conclusions. Explanations on the source of this article, and a bit of the history, can be found immediately following. History often repeats itself. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: More Ghostly and Mystical Halloween Traditions

“The following extract from an English book of antiquities and popular customs, gives a very interesting account of the ancient manner of celebrating the day or rather night. The celebration of the day has somewhat died out but there are … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Pounce

“Wafers stain’d with motley hue, Ye low, black, white, red, and blue; Wax that holds the strongest paper, Wax to burn in rolls or taper; Folding knives to fit your hand, Rulers, pounce and shining sand…” Excerpt of advertisement poem … Continue reading

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Surprising Discoveries with mtDNA

If my mother was alive, she’d be 101 today. So it seemed the perfect time to write about her, and the DNA that she shared with me–haplogroup K1a4a1b,. I know she would be surprised with the findings of my matrilineal … Continue reading

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