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Nathaniel Sparhawk and the art of swagger

“A wealthy merchant of Kittery, Maine”. So reads the caption, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, beneath this John Singleton Copley portrait of Nathaniel Sparhawk, one of Kittery’s most prominent citizens of the 18th century, mostly because he had … Continue reading

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Skulls of history in a forgotten tomb

Where was he, the most noteworthy man who ever called my town home? Back and forth I wandered, searching. Where was the life-sized portrait of Sir William Pepperrell? At the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, nobody seemed to know, … Continue reading

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Local history

My posts related to the history of the Maine-NH Seacoast region, and sometimes obscure stories from other places in New England. Also, at the bottom of the page, some links to other blogs focused on local history. The Tragedy of … Continue reading

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Greatest hits

The following posts, all of them focused on Maine, are the “greatest hits” of my blog, with the most views and readers over time.  I think these posts are popular because several feature offbeat places and topics that aren’t commonly … Continue reading