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New Hampshire Missing Places: The Whittier Pine of Center Harbor

It had been called the Whittier Pine.  The famed poet John Greenleaf Whittier had his own personal name for this great tree–Wood Giant.  It was located on land near the Sturtevant Farm on Route 25B/Dane Road, Center Harbor NH. [Editor’s … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist, Clubwoman, Publicist, Civic Leader: Mary Inez (Stevens) Wood of Portsmouth (1866-1945)

Mary Inez Stevens was born 18 January 1866 in Woodstock/Ludlow VT. She was the daughter of  John L. and Jean Ainsworth (Brand) Stevens. She was a remarkable, active woman who served her community, state and country through active participation in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist, Lecturer, Clubwoman, Civic Leader: Susan Cushing (Wood) Bancroft of Concord (1861-1948)

Susan Cushing (Wood) Bancroft was b 15 March 1861 in Milford MA, daughter of Bartholomew & Jennette (Burke) Wood.  She died 19 April 1948 in Concord NH. She is buried in Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord NH. Susan married on … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Beach Wagon

I was looking at some 1960-ish photographs today, a few showing my family’s pale yellow beach wagon parked in the driveway. BEACH WAGON was the local (New England) term for what most people then called a “Station Wagon” (or a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Joseph Arthur Irene Brisebois aka Rene Woods of Sandown

The town of Sandown New Hampshire sent more than its share of heroes to serve during World War I. In fact that small place sent the highest percentage of men based on population. Among those men was one who would … Continue reading

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