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New Hampshire: Old Time Thanksgiving News and Menus

This year I will not be writing about the first ‘Thanksgiving Day’–not debating what the Plymouth Plantation settlers ate, why we are celebrating that day at all, or how Native Peoples perceive it.  When I was young, Thanksgiving Day generated … Continue reading

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An 1873 New Hampshire Halloween

The Mirror and Farmer newspaper (Manchester NH) published this story on 15 November 1873, page 8 HALLOWEEN AT BRENTWOOD — A correspondent of the Exeter News-Letter gives the following account of the celebration of Halloween by some young ladies in … Continue reading

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Cow Hampshire Blog Turns 13

Some consider the number 13 to be unlucky, but then some folks think cows are useless animals.  Both are wrong. On 16 March of 2006 after losing my twin sister to cancer, I began writing a blog, for it had … Continue reading

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200 Years Old: The New Hampshire State House in Concord

  I first wrote about the New Hampshire State House in 2006, when the building was only 187 years old, and since then I’ve updated that story several times.  This year (2019) the building is officially 200 years old, and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Old Toasts and Traditions of the New Year

Tradition is interwoven with the changing of the year. On New Year’s Day it is common to bid farewell to the old and to welcome in the new with an optimistic perspective. For a brief moment at the striking of … Continue reading

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