Tag Archives: NH

New Hampshire’s ‘Best Christmas’ in History

It is impossible to qualify Christmas. The holiday evokes too many complex emotions, and contains an 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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New Hampshire Missing Places: The Uplands of Bridgewater

As most of my readers have figured out, the missing places I write about are often not truly missing–often the name has changed or a landmark has vanished from the spot. It is not uncommon for local places to change … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago: New Hampshire’s Thanksgiving of 1919

Thanksgiving Day of 1919 was celebrated with feelings of both great sorrow and hope. Within the previous  two years, at least 4,000 New Hampshire residents had died before their time (war causalities plus those who died unexpectedly from the flu). … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Old Time Thanksgiving News and Menus

This year I will not be writing about the first ‘Thanksgiving Day’–not debating what the Plymouth Plantation settlers ate, why we are celebrating that day at all, or how Native Peoples perceive it.  When I was young, Thanksgiving Day generated … Continue reading

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Concord’s WWI Monument to Company M New Hampshire State Guard

When you hear of the New Hampshire State Guard you probably think this is the same as the New Hampshire Army National Guard. If so, you would be wrong–they were two completely different organizations, though connected in a historical way. … Continue reading

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