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Count Rumford, The Loyalist Ben Franklin

Benjamin Thompson played a part in the American Revolution and the revolution in thermodynamics – and then became the German Count Rumford, taking his name from a New Hampshire town. Like his contemporary Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Thompson was a prolific ...

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The Great New England Flood of 1936

The rain started pouring in New England on March 11, 1936 and didn’t stop for 14 days, unleashing a flood that covered half of the Eastern United States.  Pinkham Notch in New Hampshire recorded 22.43 inches of rain over the ...

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Iceberg, The Well-Traveled Guernsey Cow

Of all the Guernsey cattle that can claim Cow Island, N.H., as their ancestral home, Iceberg is perhaps the most celebrated. Iceberg was a bull calf born 275 miles north of the Antarctic Circle during Admiral Richard Byrd’s second trip ...

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