A freak Autumn snow storm disrupts the apple and potato harvests…
The greatest astronomical exposition in town, as of 1880… 13 November, 1833
How they announced a marriage in the early days…
An exotic event provides performance opportunities for a local character…
In honor of the start of hunting season, we continue with (what else?) another action-packed story of ursine urgency! … << BEFORE: Fishing for bear in Chesterfield. *”BY THIS TIME, BARNES BEGAN TO REALIZE…” ~ I just love that line. (source = Cogswell) Elisha Barnes was a leading figure in the early days of Henniker; forContinue reading “Mr. Barnes & the Bear (Henniker)”
In Henniker’s early days, a resourceful farmwife prepares dinner for her bear-hunting husband:
In 1813, NH tests out a strange new voting procedure: keeping track of voters with an official checklist!
Gilman served as governor of NH from 1794-1805, and again from 1813-1816. The town of Gilmanton is named after his family. He was governor when the state legislature passed NH’s first mandatory voter check-list law. During the American Revolution he served in the “Minutemen” militia. Drawn from an engraving by Max Rosenthal. [Also see John Taylor GilmanContinue reading “John T. Gilman”
Drawn from a portrait in the reading room at Tucker Free Library (Henniker, NH): Like her husband James, Sarah was also a teacher…. The portrait is by NH painter Joseph Alexander Ames, who is of course the brother of Nathan Ames, the famous inventor of the modern escalator.
Drawn from a portrait in the reading room at Tucker Free Library (Henniker, NH): Patterson taught school in New Hampshire, and later served as a Republican member of Congress during the Civil War, where he supported the establishment of Freedmen’s Schools in the South. [Also see James W. Patterson on Wikipedia]