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100 Years Ago: A WWI Valentine’s Day

The newspapers of February 1918 were an interesting mix of both normal and war-time notices. The cold weather of January had continued for an entire month. “February so far has proved to be as cold as it was January weather. … Continue reading

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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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