Monthly Archives: April 2020

Not New Hampshire: Sculptor Carl H. Conrads of Germany and West Hartford CT

Carl Henry Conrads (erroneously called Charles Conrads in some sources) was not a New Hampshire native, nor did he ever live within our state’s boundaries.  But he did sculpt some of our most famous statues, including those of John Stark … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Mount Livermore Hotel in Holderness

The Mount Livermore House was built in 1883 as a boarding house.  It was improved and enlarged for more than a decade, until it was considered to be a hotel. An 1892 book on lakes and summer resorts in New … Continue reading

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2020 New Hampshire Tidbits: An Unusual Easter

This week is a special one for most people in New Hampshire.  Many are celebrating either Easter or Passover. According to PRRI Research, “The religiously unaffiliated make up nearly three in ten (29 percent) New Hampshire residents, roughly similar to … Continue reading

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The Singing Dairy Farmer of Contoocook NH: Don Rondo (1930-2011)

He was born Donald Theodore Rondeau, but his fans knew him as “Don Rondo.” He grew up on his father’s dairy farm and later would work as a milk-tank truck driver, bulldozer operator. He was a plumber’s apprentice when he … Continue reading

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A New Hampshire April Fool

Over the past 14 years I’ve written several stories about April Fools Day as it relates to New Hampshire and New England.  The custom of playing pranks was most certainly brought to New Hampshire by the first European colonists. A … Continue reading

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