Tag Archives: Peterborough

Current Events: Peterborough NH Seen Through Bette Davis Eyes

Bette Davis’ connections to New Hampshire are fairly well known.  Her ancestors hailed from here, and she spent some of her adult time in the Sugar Hill area, where she met one of her husbands.  Much less known is her … Continue reading

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Manchester NH’s Extraordinary Hero of WW1: 1st Lieut. William H. Jutras (1891-1918)

Many Manchesterites are aware of the William M. Jutras Post #43, an American Legion Post that has been around since 1919. But not many outside of that organization can tell you much about the man the post is named after. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Deadly Thunder-Boomers

No one seems to be certain when the term “thunder boomer” was first used. 

Cassell's dictionary of slang (Jonathon Green) … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First State Park: Miller State Park

New Hampshire's first state park was created in 1891. In that year the New Hampshire state legislature enacted laws appropriating … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Grover’s Corners

When Thornton Wilder wrote the play, “Our Town,” in 1938,

he set the scene in a fictional town called … Continue reading

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