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New Hampshire Glossary: Pounce

“Wafers stain’d with motley hue, Ye low, black, white, red, and blue; Wax that holds the strongest paper, Wax to burn in rolls or taper; Folding knives to fit your hand, Rulers, pounce and shining sand…” Excerpt of advertisement poem … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Bank Cashier, Club Woman, Civic Leader: Winifred (Lane) Goss of Pittsfield and Dover

Winifred Lane was born on 30 April 1875 in Pittsfield NH, daughter of Charles Henry and Almira Lovena (Perkins) Lane. She attended the local Pittsfield schools, and graduated from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden New Hampshire. She was one of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Gundalow

A Gundalow is a small boat, “a shallow drafted type of cargo barge,” built to be used on rivers and estuaries in the early days of New Hampshire and Maine history.  There are records showing they were also used on … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Manners and Customs of Olden Time [1760s]

It may be amusing and entertaining to have some account of the customs and manner of living, of the people, sixty-five, seventy, and seventy-five years ago [i.e. 1760’s]. As to what took place in sea-port towns, and places which had … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Little Known Colonial Governor–Richard Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont (c1655-1701)

When someone brings up the topic of colonial governors of New Hampshire, I’m sure that the name “Coote” does not pop into your head first. But perhaps from now on it will. In March 1697 he was appointed governor of … Continue reading

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