Byline: By JAMES W. SPAIN

A shared longing to return old ways

8/11/20

As our ancestors in Concord lived a century ago, they too experienced much turmoil and unsettling times. Their regular lives ran parallel to many...

Summer exploits and a mystery

8/5/20

Many years ago, our grandparents and their grandparents before were living during a time when they found their own entertainment during their...

Great Concord Fire of August 21, 1851

7/28/20

It was the summer of 1851 here in Concord, New Hampshire, a summer that our ancestors would remember for many years, tell their children and...

Maligned man bans citizens from grave

7/14/20

There are times in life when damaging words are spoken, regardless of these words being spoken in anger or haste, they are indeed spoken. These...

A Fourth of July worth a retelling

7/22/20

It is during the first few days of summer that I spoke with a very dear friend. She is in fact a dear friend, a relative and an ally, for we both...

Early settlers arrive in Concord

6/20/20

Our city of Concord was settled by our ancestors many years ago. Granted by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the year 1725 it was first named...

SPLASH from the PAST

6/7/20

As long as there have been hot summers there have been children in search of a favorite swimming hole to cool themselves. Our ancestors were very...

Changes in city’s jails and prisons

7/22/20

There are times in life that some people need to be reminded to act with respect and oblige their neighbors. To be polite and obey the rules of the...

Sign appears above the city

7/22/20

As our ancestors welcomed the year 1820 in Concord, there was much activity about town. Down on Main Street the locals gathered and read their...

Making bricks for city’s houses

5/6/20

As the first settlers arrived in our little town of Pennycook in the early 1700s the very first priority was to seek shelter. Shelter from the...

Nature razes swath of state

4/29/20

In 1821, our ancestors residing in Concord were living in an era that was known as the “Era of Good Feelings.” The period of time referred to as...

Memory held by the trees

4/8/20

The citizens of Concord have always held the sanctity of trees very close to their hearts. When the first unpaved streets were established there...

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