Category Archives: N.H. Missing Places

Collected Stories of Merrimack New Hampshire

In celebrating Merrimack New Hampshire’s 275th anniversary as a town, I present to you several stories I have written about people, places and events in its history.  My personal connections go back to the year 1898 when my great-grandfather, Charles … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Mansion House in Merrimack

A building is more than a structure or a location–it is also a repository of stories about the people and events connected with it. My cousin, Ginny Penrod, had an opportunity to photograph the so-called “Mansion House” of Merrimack NH … Continue reading

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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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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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New Hampshire Missing Places: Temple’s Ferry in Merrimack

Merrimack, Hillsborough County,  New Hampshire’s early history is complicated.  The area was first the residence of the Abenaki Native Peoples.  Later when Europeans arrived, it was part of the Massachusetts Bay colony, and for several years the town spanned an … Continue reading

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