Monthly Archives: February 2011

Predicting Valentine’s Day’s Soft Impeachments

Sometimes, despite the best of efforts, our predictions end up out in the New Hampshire puckerbrush. Early in 1858 the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Chirugeon

Chirugeon, also written “chirurgeon,” was the name for a colonial surgeon. In addition to performing surgical operations they were able … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Billet-Doux Season

Some claim that New Hampshirites are as emotionally frosty as their winter weather. 

Quite to the contrary our … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Valentine: Valentine Hill of Oyster River (c1603-c1661)

New Hampshire's First Valentine has nothing to do with greeting cards, candy, or heart-shaped tokens.

Rather, the first Valentine within … Continue reading

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