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New Hampshire Glossary: Pounce

“Wafers stain’d with motley hue, Ye low, black, white, red, and blue; Wax that holds the strongest paper, Wax to burn in rolls or taper; Folding knives to fit your hand, Rulers, pounce and shining sand…” Excerpt of advertisement poem … Continue reading

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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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Black Poets and Writers

New Hampshire's black poets and writers, such as James Monroe Whitfield of Exeter New Hampshire, and Harriet Wilson of Milford, … Continue reading

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