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Health and Longevity in 18th & Early 19th Century New Hampshire

Instances of Longevity in New-Hampshire, with the places of residence, and the time when each person died, and their ages. YEAR DIED | NAME  | TOWN | AGE 1732 William Perkins, of New-Market 116 1736 John Buss, of Durham 108 … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Philosopher and Educator: Professor Emeritus Isabel Scribner Stearns (1910-1987)

Isabel Scribner Stearns is not well known in her native state, except perhaps among those in philosophy or educational circles.  She was born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire in 1910 to a privileged family–her father was an attorney, and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire and the Easter Bonnet

I am not making a claim that New Hampshire invented the ‘Easter Bonnet.’   Head-gear has been worn by women as far back as the Middle Ages, and probably much earlier in both cold and warm climates. It would not be … Continue reading

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Merrimack New Hampshire Poet and Author: Hannah Eayrs Barron (1809-1891)

IT IS FIRST RATE TO BE A YANKEE That we are yankees is first rate, And natives of the Granite State; We love this place as well we may, So near the banks of Nashua. By and by comes vacation, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Female Selectman: Lenna Gwendolen (Wilson) Perry (1899-1986)

The small town of Sharon, located in the Monadnock region, is prominent in history for being the location of New Hamphire’s first female selectman. Even today Sharon’s  population is only 340 people. Lenna Gwendolen Wilson came from a well-known local … Continue reading

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