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October 11 2021: Indigenous Peoples’ Day in New Hampshire

No, sadly you won’t find Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the official New Hampshire State calendar of holidays. Though the topic has been brought more than once before our State’s General Court, legislation to either change Columbus Day or to add … Continue reading

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Merrimack New Hampshire Post Office History and Its First Woman Postmaster.

New Hampshire has a long and interesting post office history dating back to 1673. This story is specific to the area that is now the town of Merrimack in Hillsborough County. For New Hampshire’s early post office and post road … Continue reading

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Some Descendants of Newmarket New Hampshire Black Patriot: Wentworth Cheswell (1746-1817)

I am not the first to write about a remarkable man–Wentworth Cheswell of Newmarket New Hampshire.  Many have sung his praises and brought to light his many “firsts” in New Hampshire.  His grandfather, and earliest known ancestor, Richard Cheswell, was … Continue reading

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How Horses Arrived in New Hampshire

In the past Ive spent a great deal of time researching how cows came to New Hampshire, but gave little thought to horses.  It might surprise you to know that several ancient species of  horses WERE native to North America–however … Continue reading

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Rindge and Concord New Hampshire First Woman NH State Agency Director, Administrator, Speaker, Award Recipient: Abby Langdon (Alger) Wilder (1889-1978)

She was born Abbie Langdon Alger on 18 May 1889 at New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of William E.Alger and his first wife, Lucille V. (DeLeon) Alger. Abby’s father was a Bostonian who was living out of the country. He … Continue reading

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