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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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New Hampshire Tidbits: Fun Things To Do Before 1880

The Cheer of New England Life For one, I utterly deny that the rural society of New England, taken as a whole, is in a grim, stern or extravagantly repressed condition. I do not know much of Connecticut, but I … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Milford New Hampshire’s Oddity Party of 1876

In olden times, Oddities were people with odd or strange looks or mannerisms.  Think–Barnum & Bailey’s side show.  Parties where attendants would dress as ‘oddities’ were being held as late as 1900 when there was a newspaper report in Sheldon … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Customs and Games for Halloween in 1916

PLANS FOR HALLOWEEN from Portsmouth Herald, (Portsmouth NH) October 30, 1916 Halloween, the celebration of which has been handed down to us by the Druids of ancient times, is the one night of all nights in the year when ghosts … Continue reading

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