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    Christmas at Our House Long Ago

    Christmas at Our House Long Ago

    Merry Christmas to all! I ran across this charming recollection in the archives and had to share it with all of you. Six year-old Evelyn Balcom moved to Peterborough in 1913 with her mother to lived with her uncle and aunt, William and Mary Farnsworth. They lived above the Farnsworth’s store on Main Street. Here […]

    By December 24, 2021 Read More →
    Books with Local Flavor- A Holiday Gift Guide 2021

    Books with Local Flavor- A Holiday Gift Guide 2021

    Holiday Gift Guide 2021 Let’s celebrate the region’s history and culture with gifts that have a local flavor! I love giving books for the holidays (or really, any occasion!) Here is my selection of the best local books to share with your loved ones this year. After each description, I have included a list of […]

    By December 3, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Dinner with Thornton Wilder and Fletcher Dole

    Back in Time for Dinner with Thornton Wilder and Fletcher Dole

    You’re probably thinking, “Okay, Thornton Wilder is certainly a well-known person but who the heck is Fletcher Dole?” My guess is unless you grew up in Peterborough, NH in the middle of the 20th century you don’t know Fletcher Dole and how he was connected to Thornton Wilder. Here’s a hint — Howie Newsome. Here’s […]

    By June 14, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Dinner with Amelia Earhart

    Back in Time for Dinner with Amelia Earhart

    A few weeks ago there was something on NH Chronicle about female pilots in New Hampshire. I immediately thought of Amelia Earhart, probably the most famous female pilot of all time, and wondered if she was ever in the Monadnock Region. She was. Here’s what we know… In the summer of 1931 Earhart and her husband, publisher George […]

    By May 28, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Dinner with Mark Twain

    Back in Time for Dinner with Mark Twain

    A few years ago, I toured one of the most beautiful historic homes I’ve ever visited. It was the home on Samuel L. Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Clemens and his wife Olivia spent 17 years in this 25-room house in Hartford, CT, with their three daughters. At a desk in the corner of […]

    By May 21, 2021 Read More →

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