Category Archive for: ‘History’

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Three of New Hampshire’s Athletes at the Sochi 2014 Games

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    New Hampshire has a strong reputation for producing winter Olympians, and 2014 is no exception. The state produced nine athletes for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and three are profiled below. Bode Miller Growing up adjacent to Cannon Mountain allowed Bode Miller to stamp his name …

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    A New England Christmas: A History of Stonehurst Manor

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    There’s Christmas — and then there’s Christmas in the New England mountains, tucked away in a cozy, beautiful, 140-year-old manor. New Hampshire’s Stonehurst Manor, nestled among tall pines amid a White Mountain backdrop, offers eye-catching views and rustic Victorian elegance. Situated near the famed “Castle …

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