Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Thanksgiving in the Olden Time”: An 1876 Sermon Published in the New Hampshire Sentinel

Anybody born out of New England cannot have the true flavor of New England in his mouth, and it is to the happy saints, born in New England, that I address myself this morning, not forbidding others to catch the … Continue reading

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Four Manchester (NH) High School Graduates of 1888

The year was 1888.  Manchester New Hampshire’s only high school was then located on Beech Street, between Lowell and Concord Streets–“a three story building with mansard roof, Romanesque style arched windows with elaborate window crowns, and two side pediment porticos.”  … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Thanksgiving Recipes from 1889

The New Hampshire newspapers of old were a great resource for women to share their special family recipes.  In 1889 the following are gleaned for your enjoyment.  [Editor’s note and disclaimer: Please repeat these recipes at your own risk, I … Continue reading

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First American War Vessel Named after Manchester NH: USS Manchester (CL-83) 1946-1960

The Portsmouth Herald newspaper of March 5, 1946 proclaimed the launching of a new light cruiser that honored the City of Manchester, New Hampshire.  The Quincy Massachusetts shipyard of the Bethlehem Steel company was responsible for building her.

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A Cow’s View of the White Mountains

I came across a postcard of the White Mountains, that showed a herd of cows who were obviously enjoying the lovely view.  How can I tell, you ask? Well if you zoom in really close, you will see that those … Continue reading

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