Category Archives: Oddities, Accidents and Crazy Weather

Those strange NH stories, believe them or not.

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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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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The Eccentric Merchant from New Ipswich New Hampshire: Jabez Hills (1788-1871)

Jabez Hills led a seemingly normal life until his later years, when he became known as “Jabez the Hermit,” and was considered by some to be a somewhat odd, miserly recluse. This business-savy man led a productive, generous life and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Oddities: Siamese Twin Eggs in 1934

It has to be true, as The Boston Globe of 30 November 1934, page 14 reported the unnatural event: “New Hampshire Freak Egg” read the headline, and the story continued as follows. “Lebanon NH. Nov 30 — An interesting freak … Continue reading

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Plymouth New Hampshire’s Flaming Sword

Some time between 1790 and 1820 a man named Thomas C. Prentiss journeyed from Boston on his way to Grafton, New Hampshire,? stopping at a public house in the town of Plymouth. He ate, drank and participated in lively political … Continue reading

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