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Manchester, New Hampshire’s Distinguished Artist, Instructor, Director, Civic Leader: Maud Briggs Knowlton (1870-1956)

Although I credit Maud Briggs Knowlton to Manchester, New Hampshire where she lived and worked for most of her life, I should mention that she was not a native of this city. She was born in Penacook, which was then … Continue reading

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1835 New Hampshire Toasts for Independence

For many years following America’s war for independence,  it was traditional to offer a series of toasts to those involved living or dead, to our country and to our leadership. The American Centuries web site states that in the early … Continue reading

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Cow Stories: Bringing in the Cows, by Arthur Corning White

“A precious, elusive element of poetry has gone out of farming with the passing of the old style smoke house, home made mittens, and those great, round, shining, shallow milk pans for raising of the cream. Now, the rural population … Continue reading

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Nashua New Hampshire’s First Women Physicians: Ella (Blaylock) Atherton and Katherine E. (Prichard) Hoyt

In 1897 when the updated History of Nashua was published, the medical history (authored by Evan B. Hammond) reported the following: “Dr. Ella Blaylock and Dr. Katherine E. Prichard are the only two lady physicians of whom Nashua can boast, … Continue reading

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Not New Hampshire: The First Fried Clams

It is time to restart the discussion about the First Fried Clams, and discover the truth. If you google “fried clams” you will quickly see that there is no definitive starting point at which clams were served fried in the … Continue reading

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