Category Archives: Current Events

New Hampshire Missing Places: Spring Valley Campground, near Lake Massabesic–Manchester

An intriguing story on the front page of a 1911 Manchester (New Hampshire) Union newspaper caught my eye. “Living Out At Spring Valley” boasted the headline, “Picturesque Camp Not Far From Lake Massabesic, Colony Increasing Yearly.” There is, of course, … Continue reading

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Gen. John Stark: “I am the enemy of all foreign influence…”

  “I am the enemy of all foreign influence, for all foreign influence is the influence of tyranny. This is the only chosen spot for liberty — this is the only Republic on earth.”  General John Stark wrote these words … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Cow Appreciation Day

There is a day or a month devoted to almost any object, event or pastime that you can imagine.  One day each year in July is devoted to Cow Appreciation.  This year [in 2019] the celebrations are being held on … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Suffragist, National & Local Civic Leader, Peace Proponent, Lecturer, Teacher: Mary Nettie Chase of Andover (1863-1959)

With the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being passed by the U. S.  Congress, my focus shifts to women (and men) who promoted suffrage in New Hampshire and nationally.  When Mary Nettie Chase’s name was mentioned on “The … Continue reading

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Ten Genealogy Lessons “Game of Thrones” Teaches Us

During the television series Game of Thrones knowing how people were related, or who they descended from, becomes intrinsically important to each character and determines their fate. If you were related to any of the “great houses” of Westeros you … Continue reading

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