Category Archives: NH Tidbits

Tidbits, or small bits of information about New Hampshire that are interesting and/or curious.

New Hampshire Tidbits: David B. Varney Memorial at Derryfield Park in Manchester

A few years ago I took several photographs of Derryfield Park in Manchester New Hampshire. In this collection are photos of a memorial, dedicated in 1955 to honor David B. Varney, a Republican Mayor of Manchester between 1889-1890. Oddly enough … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Beware the Little Red Devil in the Tree Above

Depending on where you live in the United States you may call these furry creatures: tiny beasts, chickarees, fairy diddles, cute, squacks, pests, little red devils, pine squirrels, red squirrels, or even Tamiasciurus hudsonicus if you are the brainy sort. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Wow–Palindrome Dates To Notice in 2021

Wow. We were probably all so busy taking in the Inaugural Day events and performances that we didn’t even notice that the date  (1-20-21) was a five-digit palindrome. (A palindrome is a set of numbers or letters that read the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Best Christmas Traditions, Recipes and Stories (Recap)

Next year this blog (Cow Hampshire) will celebrate its 15th year. That is a gloriously long time for a genealogy blog to be around. At this point it is easy for me to have forgotten every single topic I’ve written … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: March 2020 is Women’s History Month

Each year the National Women’s History Alliance selects a theme to encourage authors of all levels and abilities to write about women and to be inclusive of them in our collective history. Their 2020 Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant … Continue reading

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