Category Archive for: ‘History’

  • Mount Washington Weather Observatory Frozen Ove

    The Amazing Weather of Mt. Washington

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    Our neighbor, Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States, boasts having the worst weather on the planet. Although there have been a few storms with higher recorded wind speeds, the trophy for sickest, most insane weather typically goes to this New Hampshire …

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    A Brief History of Skis

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    If you thought those decrepit old wooden skis you found in your grandfather’s barn were old, wait until you hear these tales of the first generation of skis. Here’s a brief history of skis and how they were used, way back before you were even …

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  • Champagne

    5 Unusual New Year’s Rituals

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    Here in the U.S., we traditionally celebrate ringing in the New Year’s with a champagne toast, a jolly or teary rendition of Auld Lang Syne and a kiss at midnight. But around the world, nations celebrate New Year’s in a variety of fun and interesting …

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    5 Forgotten Drinks of New England

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    Two hundred years later, we may think of the early colonial New England residents as being puritanical, interested only in politics and religion. However, the truth is that many of these early New Englanders enjoyed a cocktail (or two) now and again. Many of these …

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    13 Unique Thanksgiving Facts

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    Each year, families all around America celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, and you might think you have a pretty solid idea of where the tradition comes from. We’ve found a collection of 13 unique Thanksgiving facts you can use to test your knowledge of this late …

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  • Grand Side Car

    The Unlikely History of Three Famous Cocktails

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    Do you ever wonder why some drinks have such catchy, unusual, intriguing or downright odd names? Whether you have a taste for a Sidecar, a Harvey Wallbanger, a Tom Collins, a Mai Tai or a Mojito, stop and think about the name and the reason …

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  • Skiing Bad Boy Bode Miller

    7 Famous Personalities with NH Roots

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    Have you ever wondered where famous people come from? It’s often strange to think about the famous or even the infamous for that matter, as people. We often see them as characters on the screen and forget they were children just like us, had difficulties …

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    Unusual Saint Patricks Day Traditions From Around The World

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    The month of March is a time of transition, when Winter hurls it’s last dying gasps of defiance and Spring whispers of it’s tentative but inevitable approach and the re-greening of the world. So what could be more appropriate than a holiday that’s all about …

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    10 Bridal Traditions with Unusual Origins

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    Tradition is as important to most brides as personalization is, helping pave the way toward the wedding of their dreams. Ironically, most people can’t tell you why they feel strongly about certain traditions, nor can they tell you how those traditions got their start. “It’s …

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    Von Trapp Family

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    Maria von Trapp, the last remaining child from the beloved classic musical movie “The Sound of Music,” has died at the age of 99. She passed away peacefully at her home in Vermont on February 18, 2014. The Austria native lived in Stowe, VT, USA …

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