Category Archives: History

New Hampshire Tidbits: Beware the Little Red Devil in the Tree Above

Depending on where you live in the United States you may call these furry creatures: tiny beasts, chickarees, fairy diddles, cute, squacks, pests, little red devils, pine squirrels, red squirrels, or even Tamiasciurus hudsonicus if you are the brainy sort. … Continue reading

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2021: Celebrating Black History Month in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is probably the third-whitest state in the country (90-94 percent) following only its neighbors Vermont and Maine. Those facts notwithstanding, the stories of our black and brown citizens have been mostly ignored when it comes to being represented … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: The Snow-Storm, Or Was It a ‘Blizzard’?

Ralph Waldo Emerson perhaps said it best about a storm that includes snow: “Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, … Continue reading

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Chief and 51 Year Member of Concord New Hampshire Fire Department: William Clarence Green (1853-1932)

According to a 1932 obituary in The Boston Globe newspaper, William C. Green was appointed head of the Concord Fire Department on 11 December 1894, and it was then believed he was the oldest fire chief in years of service … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Wow–Palindrome Dates To Notice in 2021

Wow. We were probably all so busy taking in the Inaugural Day events and performances that we didn’t even notice that the date? (1-20-21) was a five-digit palindrome. (A palindrome is a set of numbers or letters that read the … Continue reading

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