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New Hampshire Tidbits: More Ghostly and Mystical Halloween Traditions

“The following extract from an English book of antiquities and popular customs, gives a very interesting account of the ancient manner of celebrating the day or rather night. The celebration of the day has somewhat died out but there are … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Milford New Hampshire’s Oddity Party of 1876

In olden times, Oddities were people with odd or strange looks or mannerisms.  Think–Barnum & Bailey’s side show.  Parties where attendants would dress as ‘oddities’ were being held as late as 1900 when there was a newspaper report in Sheldon … Continue reading

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NH Tidbits: The History of Chicken Tenders

I beg my regular blog followers to forgive me for delving into such a light-battered topic.  After writing an article on the origin of fried clams, a reader asked me if the Puritan Back Room restaurant of Manchester, NH invented … Continue reading

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