Category Archive for: ‘History’

  • Amazing views from the Kancamagus are even more beautiful during foliage season.

    Explore the Kancamagus Highway

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    Another post in our series of White Mountain Day Trips – Driving Time from Stonehurst Manor: 52 min Total Trip Time: 1-2 hrs What is the Kancamagus Highway? The Kancamagus Highway, is a 34.5 mile scenic drive along NH’s Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire …

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    History of Mother’s Day

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    Every May, Mother’s Day arrives, and so millions of Americans rush out to the florist to order fresh flowers and then stop at the pharmacy for a card and maybe even some chocolates for their mothers. Although the holiday has come and gone for 2015, …

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    The Rebirth of the Historic Balsams Resort

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    Imagine stepping out into your backyard — all 11,000 acres of it — and seeing stunning wooded views, vast alpine ski trails, golf courses and endlessly rolling hills. While you’re at it, add fine dining, luxury accommodations and an active lifestyle, all within a gorgeous …

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    The Flavor of New Hampshire Politics

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    Aside from its stunningly delicious maple syrup, the state of New Hampshire is probably best known for its role in presidential politics.  As each presidential primary season gets underway, potential candidates flock to New Hampshire to eat pancakes, marvel over the fall foliage, and rub …

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    The Mysteries of Mount Washington

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    New Hampshire has one of the richest histories in the U.S. It’s one of the original 13 colonies, and was the first state to enact its own constitution. With such a storied history, it’s no surprise that NH is full of mysterious tales. Many of …

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    5 Unique Valentine’s Day Traditions

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    Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and enjoy time with loved ones, but some of the traditions that arise during the holiday are surprising. During the holiday, planning a getaway with a special individual is not the only way to celebrate love and …

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    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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    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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