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Merrimack New Hampshire Celebrates 275 Years: From 1746 To 2021

During the month of April, 2021, Merrimack celebrates its 275th Anniversary, based on the date of the incorporation of the town of ‘Merrymac’ on 2 April 1746 (when it separated from Old Dunstable).  There are lots of places where you … Continue reading

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A Time-Line History of Errol New Hampshire From 1776-1948

The estimated census of Errol, New Hampshire today is about 265 people, a drop from its peak of 313 in 1980. Though settled before hand, this town was legally incorporated in 1781. A good number of Errols early citizens came … Continue reading

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Fessenden & Lowell Company: a 19th-20th Century Cooperage in Reeds Ferry, New Hampshire

This story came to pass because I was curious about two family photographs. The oldest photo, taken about 1907, shows my grandfather, Clarence Webster, standing alone with a building in the distance behind him. He was the Reeds Ferry (village … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Temple’s Ferry in Merrimack

Merrimack, Hillsborough County,  New Hampshire’s early history is complicated.  The area was first the residence of the Abenaki Native Peoples.  Later when Europeans arrived, it was part of the Massachusetts Bay colony, and for several years the town spanned an … Continue reading

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Cow Hampshire Humor: Fake New Hampshire Towns

First things first. This is fake news. Not long ago a friend shared an old post from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency blog (of daily humor). It was a witty list of Fake Massachusetts Towns, by Michael Andour Brodeur, and includes places … Continue reading

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