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Tales of Hartland: New Hampshire and Vermont have a long history of disputes
New Hampshire and Vermont have a long history of disputes, one of them involving the Connecticut River. Jenne said in 1932 the Supreme Court ruled that New Hampshire was the owner of the River right up to the high-water mark on the Vermont side.
Date: Dec 11, 2017

Pieces of lost train salvaged from Piscataqua River
PORTSMOUTH -- Even after lying deep beneath the surface of the Piscataqua River for nearly 80 years, the rusted and decaying axles of a long lost iron horse, still give off a smell of industrial oil.
Date: Dec 11, 2017

New book details life and death of Groveton Papers Company
GROVETON - "You had a Job For Life," an oral history of the destruction of a mill town, details the life and death of the Groveton Papers Mill. But Jamie Sayen's book could easily have been about Berlin and other paper towns that saw their economies...
Date: Dec 08, 2017

Yesteryear - The early snow trains
Historically, the first Boston and Maine Railroad snow train came to New Hampshire in the late 1930s, according to Snow Train Parade by John Gruber (www.trains.com). "B&M inaugurated its one-day excursions on January 11, 1931, carrying 196 people to...
Date: Dec 01, 2017

NYPD honors officers who died in line of duty from decades ago after NH grandson finds old newspaper article
None of O'Grady's grandchildren actually knew him because he died before they were born, said Donahue, a retired museum administrator. Another grandson, Robert Watkinson, 77, of New Hampshire, got the ball rolling when he discovered old newspaper...
Date: Dec 01, 2017

Hungarian ambassador defects to U.S., made new life in Hanover
One year later, under his new name, John Pelenyi, he got a job as a part-time lecturer at Dartmouth College. In 1943 he was named a professor and taught courses in international relations. He retired from academia in 1954 and died in 1974 at the...
Date: Nov 28, 2017

Portsmouth sailor assisted at scene of famed Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire that killed 492
Joseph Lawrence Ford, a second class petty officer in the Navy, stationed at Portsmouth, N.H., said he entered the burning building by breaking a window and jumping inside.
Date: Nov 28, 2017

Archaeology students probe Dartmouth's underground history with remote sensing tools
The class uses remote sensing tools to search for old buildings beneath Baker lawn.
Date: Nov 28, 2017

How Portsmouth redacted its past in 1652
Having celebrated the mythical Mayflower story once again, let's get back to the facts about the founding days of Portsmouth.
Date: Nov 28, 2017

In 1795 Dr. Elisha Phelps takes a wife - or two
In 1795 in Hanover, N.H., Abigail Wheelock looked out the window of her house to see Suky Eastman stepping out the back door of her neighbor's house and into a carriage driven by Dr. Elisha Phelps. The seemingly innocent scene would come back to...
Date: Nov 28, 2017

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