Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween Nor'easter - 2011

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A photo was posted on the Facebook page Life in New Ipswich that reminded me that five years ago we got a trick and not a treat for Halloween. A Halloween Nor'easter dumped 16 inches of snow on New Ipswich, Since the trees still had foliage and the ground was still unfrozen, a lot of trees uprooted and we had extensive power outages. We haven't had a repeat since. Here is a look back.

The snow started October 27, 2011. Notice that the leaves were still on the trees. The snow continued and continued

It was beautiful after it stopped. This is Smitthville Reservoir.

After the snow, we did get some warm days, however in October we knew it wouldn't last.

I had stored a generator at my Mom's house in New Boston. I drove it back in the height of the storm. It was a disaster of poor planning and last ditch efforts.

We got a lot of snow. I had 15 inches but other folks had more.

As far as I'm concerned it can start snowing some time in January.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Remnants of the Past

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I find it interesting to find remnants of the past tucked away in corners of the town. Parts of old mills, a penstock rusting away in the woods, iron brackets for fencing, can be seen in various places.

In an old postcard I spotted a what appears to be a planter with a street lamp. I assume the lower part might have served as a watering trough for horses. I was pleased to see that it still exists in front of the Re/Max Town Square office at the former location of the 1808 House.

Turnpike Road facing South (undated postcard)

Iron Planter in front of Re/Max Town Square in New Ipswich, NH. I suspect that the gas connection for the street lamp was accessed via the panel beneath it.

Former location of the 1808 House on Turnpike Road in New Ipswich, NH

A few photos of the original 1808 house can be seen on the New Ipswich Historical Society Website

New Ipswich AutumnFest - October 15, 2011

Having a fun day
A Hug from Mom

A look back to 2011 at Memorial Field in New Ipswich. Photos of the annual AutumnFest.

Maureen Vaillan (Mason Brook Nursery) painting pumpkins

Kid games

Shortwave radio stations

Ham Radio demostration by David Rust

Swinging good time

Deb Holmes selling tickets



Cow patty bingo

Face Painting

Hayride with mom

Monday, October 24, 2016

New England Magazine - March 1900

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The March 1900 edition of New England Magazine did an article about New Ipswich. The pages will be easier to read if you click on them to view in a separated window.

New England Magazine - March 1900
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Advertisement in magazine - One treatment for Morphine addiction in the 1900s was Heroin
Rear Cover

Friday, October 14, 2016

Ocktoberfest 2006

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From the archives, October 14, 2006

Ocktoberfest celebration with German food, music and of course plenty of beer. Thank to the Weber family for hosting this.

Beer for Ockoberfest

Ginny (with wine) and John


More beer and German food


Judy and Sierra

Ginny and Judy

Ken and Rod

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Skye and Parker

Dessert too