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100 Years Ago: WWI and the New Year (January 1918)

In most New Hampshire places newspapers were not published on New Year’s Day, however many were printed on New Year’s Eve 1917, and January 2, 1918. The following compilation is gleaned from those publications. New England was in the grip … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Serious Weather: Struck by Lightning in 1860

During the thunder shower of Wednesday last, the lightning was frightfully vivid, and struck in several places in this city. At 6 o’clock, at the residence of John S. Folsom corner of Concord and Walnut streets [in Manchester NH], it … Continue reading

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1844: How a Yankee Weathervane Caused a Chinese Riot

Another New Hampshire Blogger, Heather Wilkinson Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy, inspired this story.  Her photographic collection of weather vanes and the stories that go with them  caused me to ponder the importance of these metal spire ornaments in our state’s history.  It is obvious that … Continue reading

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1873-1890: How New Hampshire’s Weather Was Foretold

We take many things for granted, including weather forecasts.  With the quickly changing elements in New Hampshire, there have been times I’ve felt badly for our local meteorologists. How can they possibly predict conditions that change from minute to minute.   … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Deadly Thunder-Boomers

No one seems to be certain when the term “thunder boomer” was first used. 

Cassell's dictionary of slang (Jonathon Green) … Continue reading

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