HISTORY

Concord is a city on the rise, with a new downtown and lots of plans in the works. But what about it’s past? Monitor columnist Ray Duckler wanted...

On Aug. 27, 1887, a line of almost 30 hotel coaches, elaborately decorated with flowers, greenery, bunting and streamers, paraded through the...

Benjamin Thompson was an intellectually gifted but struggling schoolmaster when he arrived in Concord, then called Rumford, in 1772.His fortunes...

In early 1623, a group of 10 to 20 hardy English settlers crossed the Atlantic Ocean to claim 6,000 acres granted to their leader, David Thomson...

Gov. Frank West Rollins proclaimed New Hampshire’s first Old Home Week in August 1899.Rollins wanted to celebrate local pride, state patriotism...

Mount Washington was already a popular tourist destination with one hotel at its summit when Lancaster farmer Samuel Fitch Spaulding decided to...

World War I cost the United States an estimated $22 billion, and the federal government raised two-thirds of that amount through five Liberty Loan...

Shortly after America entered World War I in April 1917, the U.S. government instituted a national draft that would eventually bring millions of...

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