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NH Tidbits: Thomas B. Tamblyn’s 1869 Steamship on Long Pond, Concord, New Hampshire

This story is about the earliest or at least one of the earliest steamships in the Concord, New Hampshire area. I was researching my 2nd great-grand uncle, Thomas B. Tamblyn, who married my 2nd great-grand aunt by blood, Judith Kilborn … Continue reading

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He Kept New Hampshire Beds Warm: Concord’s Louis F. Gillette (1857-1937)

In the early twentieth century most New Hampshire homes did not have central heating, and warming pans were in common use. These devices warmed up the sheets, and also kept the bed warm at least for a few hours, especially … Continue reading

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First NH Lady Century Rider of 1893, Bicyclist, Linotypist: Maud L. (Hood) Center 1874-1958

Before I tell you Maud Hood’s story, I should explain a few terms, and how her accomplishment was unusual and wonderful.  A Century Rider is a bicyclist who has completed a 100-mile ride.  This is a milestone nearly every cyclist … Continue reading

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No Goot! Its a New Hampshire Coot!

The Daily Herald newspaper of Provo Utah printed an interesting blurb on 19 February 1954: NO GOOT! BOSCAWEN, N.H. (UP) — James Lee, chief state research biologist, asked to identify a bird shot by a hunter, replied: “It’s a coot, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Dowser

A dowser is a person who is able to locate water, and sometimes precious metals. On a few documented occasions, … Continue reading

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