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100 Years Ago: New Hampshire’s Valentine’s Day of 1917

New Hampshire’s weather was unsettled on Valentines Day, February 14, 1917. So was the nation, and the world. Unbeknown to lovers, sweethearts and the devoted, the entrance of the United States into the Great War was only two  months away. … Continue reading

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A 2016 New Hampshire Valentine’s Day Compilation

In earlier days of New Hampshire’s history, Valentines Day was held in higher regard. There were poems to compose, sweet gifts to distribute, and rituals to perform. Today the day seems much more commercialized. In 1851 your shopping list for … Continue reading

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A New Hampshire Valentine Warning of 1850

ST. VALENTINE’S–On Thursday, St. Valentine will hold his annual festival. Single ladies and gentlemen may expect the usual quantity of favors, while “the little god Cupid” acts as post-boy. Old bachelors should fortify their bosoms with an extra covering of … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in New Hampshire, 1872

Farmer’s Cabinet (Amherst NH) Vol 70, Issue 31, Page 2; Wednesday, February 14, 1872 To day, (the 14th) is known in the calendar as St. Valentine’s Day. Many believe St. Valentine a myth like Santa Claus; but this is an … Continue reading

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Portsmouth NH 1846: Customs of Valentine’s Day

From: Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics (Portsmouth NH) Vol LVII, Issue 7, Page 3  — Saturday, February 14, 1846 VALENTINE’S DAY — It is a popular superstition that the first two single people who meet in the morning of … Continue reading

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