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Military of New Hampshire: The PENACOOK BRIGADE in World War 1

Sometimes all it takes is a single picture to grab your attention and incite you to historical research. A photograph owned by Ruth Speed recently instigated that  reaction when it appeared on the “Penacook NH Yesterday & Today” FaceBook site. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire State Flower: Purple Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

The lilac is an ancient shrub.

It was first introduced to the Europeans about mid-1500, brought from Turkey to Austria. … Continue reading

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Lets Replace New Hampshire's State Bird–Purple Finch

The Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus, was officially named New Hampshire's state bird in 1957.  The New Hampshire Federation of Women's … Continue reading

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