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Boulders, Profiles and other New Hampshire rocky landmarks

New Hampshire’s Plethora of Pinnacles

Pinnacles appear to be very popular in New Hampshire. A pinnacle is defined as a high, pointed piece of rock or lofty peak. There are several such places but how do they differ from mountains or hills? They generally seem … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Epic ‘Mud Turtle Monument’ of 1895

If you have never heard of the ‘Mud Turtle Monument’ you are probably not alone.? Yet the placement of this remarkable stone ended a 150 year old? dispute between New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont over their shared boundary. New Hampshire … Continue reading

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2019: The 11th Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge

I was excited to see that my friend, distant cousin, and blogger extraordinaire, Bill West,? has announced his 11th annual “Great Genealogy Poetry” challenge. The challenge is open to anyone who will post a poem on their blog or web … Continue reading

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Journey to the Isles of Shoals New Hampshire in 1882

My earliest New Hampshire ancestors hailed from the Isles of Shoals, off the coast of New Hampshire (or Maine, depending on your perspective).? I have often pondered on their origin, as the surnames are not found on any known ship … Continue reading

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Samuel Joy and His Spite Tombstone in Durham New Hampshire

I have to admit–I hesitated to write this story.? We probably will never know the entire truth behind Samuel Joy’s “spite” tombstone, and that bothers me. If a spite tombstone is new to you, know it is a cemetery monument … Continue reading

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