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New Hampshire’s Signers and the U.S. Constitution–17 September 1787

September 17, 2016 is the 229th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, that occurred on 17 September 1787. This event is completely different than the earlier signing of New Hampshire’s state constitution (established October 31, 1783, that … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First to Die during Korean War: Manchester’s PFC Roger B. Cote (1930-1950)

In March of 1951, Mayor Josaphat T. Benoit and Board of Alderman passed an ordinance, as follows: “That the Square located in East Manchester where Valley Street and Massabesic Street intersects, be officially designated and known on all official records … Continue reading

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Missing Places: Yoken’s Restaurant in Portsmouth NH (1947-2004)

Yoken’s Restaurant on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth NH closed in September of 2004. The property was sold, and the original landmark demolished.  Now some are trying to rescue the “Thar She Blows” trademark sign. In a city known for the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: The Old Man of the Mountain

  “He the eldest son of Time, has not changed in form or place since the floods retired.  Yet even he shall crumble away. But when the man of granite rock is dissolved, the men of granite soul shall stand … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Historic (and Secret) Handshakes

New Hampshire's Historic Marker #188 recognizes a somewhat dubious “Historic Handshake.” 

The marker officially commemorates the following historical … Continue reading

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