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New Hampshire Glossary: The Boston Post Cane

New Hampshire (like New England) has historically been home to iconic people, events and objects. Grouped together they make our home wonderfully unique, unconventional and distinctive.  Among these is the tradition of the Boston Post Cane.  If you live in … Continue reading

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Health and Longevity in 18th & Early 19th Century New Hampshire

Instances of Longevity in New-Hampshire, with the places of residence, and the time when each person died, and their ages. YEAR DIED | NAME  | TOWN | AGE 1732 William Perkins, of New-Market 116 1736 John Buss, of Durham 108 … Continue reading

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A New Hampshire Oddity: Grafton’s “Ruggles Mine”

Samuel Ruggles discovered mica in New Hampshire in 1803, while digging around in his field near the town of Grafton, … Continue reading

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The New Hampshire Gazette: the Oldest Newspaper in America

Portsmouth, the only port worthy of the name on New-Hampshire's eighteen miles of sea-coast, was originally planted as a mercantile … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Endicott Rock: Our Oldest Public Monument?

Endicott Rock dates back to August 1, 1652

and is a New Hampshire historic site.

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