Category Archives: Really Old News

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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New Hampshire Tidbits: Exhibiting at Chicago World’s Fair and Columbian Exposition of 1893

You have probably heard of, or know about, the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. I have too, but had no idea that New Hampshire was included in more than one exhibit there. New Hampshire Commissioners were appointed to plan for … Continue reading

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A Toast to My Readers: New Year 2020

A toast to my readers, may you continue to have keen eyesight and discerning tastes. A toast to historians, that you will offer insight into the past without embellishment and with proper credit and attribution to your sources. A toast … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Who Were the Boston Tea Party?

December 16th 2019 is the 246th Anniversary of the so-called Boston Tea Party.  Some historians believe that the term ‘Boston Tea Party’ was referring not to the event itself, but rather to the “party of participants,” i.e. by definition “a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s ‘Best Christmas’ in History

It is impossible to qualify Christmas. The holiday evokes too many complex emotions, and contains a myriad of traditions. If asked, “What was your best Christmas?” what would you reply?  Would your response be upbeat or maudlin, gift-oriented or family … Continue reading

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