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Charlestown NH Farmer, Inventor, Barbed Wire King: Joseph Farwell Glidden (1813-1906)

What happened when the cow jumped over a barbed wire fence? Utter catastrophe! This poor joke is a lead into today’s blog story, about the potentate of wire fences–a Charlestown NH native named Joseph Farwell Glidden. Sometimes called “devil’s rope,” … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Patent Medicine

The definition of patent medicine is a medical compound or mixture of drugs, sometimes called a “nostrum,” that is proprietary, … Continue reading

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