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Vintage views:  Goodness and Hope ~ 1832
11-04-2023 11:00 AM

By JIM SPAIN

As our ancestors settled into the year 1832 in Concord, they were provided much information each morning by the New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette. The people of Concord would rise early and complete their chores, gather in their offices to...

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Vintage Views: A grave concern
02-11-2024 12:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

There are times in life that are most sacred and respected, times such as the birth of a child, care for the elderly, nursing the very ill and ultimately the fate of death that each and every one of us will experience. Many of our sacred events are...


Vintage Views: Academy for professionals opened in Concord
01-21-2024 12:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

Back in the year 1835, our ancestors listened as the United States Government claimed President Andrew Jackson paid off all of the national debt for the first and only time. Our ancestors then learned of the first assassination attempt of a United...


The Great Concord Fire of 1812
10-21-2023 9:00 AM

By JIM SPAIN

Early residents experienced very significant history here in Concord during the year 1812. They witnessed turmoil once again between Great Britain and the United States unfold as President James Madison placed an embargo on trade with the British, and...


A Very Special Place
10-07-2023 11:14 AM

By JIM SPAIN

There are times of the year when giving becomes very popular and the heart grows fond for those in need. Our community has always been fortunate to be home to many kind individuals and businesses that set annual objectives and budgets that include...


A Walk Along Main Street
09-09-2023 2:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

Gather your thoughts and your belongings and join me as I travel back to a simple time. A time when the value of a silver dollar was appreciated and the opportunity to spend your silver dollar frugally down on Main Street in Concord was embraced.It...


Major Daniel Livermore and his House Askew
08-26-2023 9:00 AM

By JIM SPAIN

There was once a gentleman walking the cobbled streets of Concord during the year 1785, he was simply out for a stroll, very in love and looking for a location to build a home for himself and his bride to be. He searched and searched and finally...


Roads to the Past
08-12-2023 10:00 AM

By JIM SPAIN

Sometimes a road leads to a location. To a place there is a need to visit, or perhaps it brings you back to where you started your journey. To this very day there are roads across our beloved Rattlesnake Hill that simply lead us to the past.Growing up...


The twelve pound cannon
07-01-2023 2:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

There are times when the average person is plunged into a very difficult situation by pure chance. It is the actions of this average person that determines the outcome of a significant event. Such was the case on a cold February day two hundred...


The first alarm clock in America
06-24-2023 1:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

Our early Concord ancestors knew both the value and rewards of hard work. The earliest settlers in our community would never have survived if they did not produce their own food, shelter and clothing. With the original grant by the Massachusetts Bay...


Cheers to important taverns in our past
06-16-2023 4:04 PM

By JIM SPAIN

There are some towns that are known for their fine scenery, others known for grand buildings or theaters scattered about. Some towns are known for their many banks while more might be known for their fine shops full of imports. During the first one...


The forgotten hills of Concord
06-03-2023 11:00 AM

By JIM SPAIN

It was on Jan. 17, 1725 our little town of Concord was officially recognized and legally established. It was on this cold winter day here in New England that the Plantation of Pennycook came to exist under the Legislative Sanction of the Province of...


Blossom and her restful hill
05-27-2023 2:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

As the years pass, my thoughts wander at times to the life I have graciously lived. The early years seem to be very clear, memories about childhood adventures and friends that are no longer with me. It is with this thought in mind that I take you back...


Concord Fire Department’s hero of 1914
05-20-2023 4:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

As I walked the hallowed grounds at Blossom Hill Cemetery, I stopped to reflect at a gravestone just north of the cemetery pond. Memorial Day is approaching, it is a time to remember our veterans, our family, our friends, and our heroes that now rest...


Moses Humphrey and his peculiar business
05-06-2023 4:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

It is my constant quest to live a life of simplicity and provide for my loving family, to have what we need and help those that are in need of help. These thoughts bring comfort and satisfaction to most people while others take another road in this...


Celebrating May Day – a long held tradition
04-29-2023 6:00 PM

By JIM SPAIN

As we travel the seasonal road from winter to spring in great anticipation of summer, we encounter a period that is somewhat in between. With April we certainly see some of our first signs of warmth, but then again cold once more. It truly is not...

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