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How the Old Man almost sank USS Raleigh
It's been 14 years since the Old Man of the Mountain collapsed. Twenty tons of cement, plus plastic sheeting, steel rods and turnbuckles were no match for deep cracks caused by thousands of years of freezing and thawing.
Date: May 16, 2017

FLASHBACK 1939: World awaits news of USS Squalus rescue
In 1939, the greatest submarine rescue in history was undertaken off the coast of Portsmouth, N.H. This is the second part of a two-part series about the heroic efforts to rescue the trapped crew of the USS Squalus as millions around the world...
Date: May 16, 2017

John Gilbert Winant: The most important NH man you never knew
You've heard of our famous former governor, but what do you really know about his illustrious career and tragic life?
Date: May 14, 2017

'Residential curator' sought to restore historic Windham farmhouse
A New Hampshire town is seeking a 'residential curator' to restore a 149-year-old farmhouse that still has its original carpet.
Date: May 08, 2017

Body of NH's most notorious serial killer to be exhumed

Body of NH's most notorious serial killer to be exhumed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The body of a 19th-century serial killer is being exhumed in suburban Philadelphia at the request of his great-grandchildren, who hope to identify his remains will quell centuries-old rumors that he conned his way out of his...
Date: May 04, 2017

'My New Hampshire' map updates make it easier to find, post favorite historic places
'My New Hampshire' currently has more than 180 historic sites on its map and continues to accept additional images and descriptions. The NHDHR encourages users to submit current, not historic, photos of historical sites, so that users can view New...
Date: May 02, 2017

When the Music Stopped: Chickering and the Piano Wars of 1850
The company gets its name from Jonas Chickering, son of a New Hampshire blacksmith. Born in 1798 in Mason, N.H., he was apprenticed to a cabinet maker. In his early days he was hired by a family to repair its piano and he was intrigued.
Date: May 02, 2017

The Gravesites of Six Revolutionary Heroines - Molly Stark
Elizabeth (Molly) Stark is buried in Stark Cemetery in Dunbarton, N.H. A brass cannon captured at the Battle of Bennington - it's called 'Old Molly' - is fired every year in New Boston, N.H., in her honor.
Date: May 02, 2017

Black heritage trail of NH presents underground railroad symposium
The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire has chosen the theme of its 2017 Spring Symposium as 'Mapping the Underground Railroad: The Black Past Remembered and Reclaimed in New Hampshire.'
Date: May 02, 2017

In Portsmouth library, clues to a city's virulent 1798
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Jessica Ross believes she might have unraveled important clues to the mysterious deaths of three Portsmouth children within four days in 1798.
Date: May 02, 2017

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