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The Legend of Becky’s Garden: Lake Winnipesaukee’s Smallest Island

A legend often has a basis in real history, and knowing the authentic story does not negate its charm. Such it is for this tale of the tiny ledge of rock and ragged growth that sits in Lake Winnipesaukee known … Continue reading

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He Kept New Hampshire Beds Warm: Concord’s Louis F. Gillette (1857-1937)

In the early twentieth century most New Hampshire homes did not have central heating, and warming pans were in common use. These devices warmed up the sheets, and also kept the bed warm at least for a few hours, especially … Continue reading

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The Lost Faces of World War One — Part Fifteen

This is the continuation of a series of stories about men who died in World War 1, and whose photographs appeared in a publication called “Our Nation’s Roll of Honor.” The original post and explanation can be found at this … Continue reading

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The Lost Faces of World War One — Part Eleven

This is the continuation of a series of stories about men who died in World War 1, and whose photographs appeared in a publication called “Our Nation’s Roll of Honor.” The original post and explanation can be found at this … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbit: There is NO President’s Day in February

Today is really a day to celebrate George Washington’s Birthday.  Both the federal and New Hampshire wording of the law calls it Washington’s Birthday. So why are we allowing this amazing day to be ‘watered down’ by calling it something … Continue reading

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