Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Not So Wordless Wednesday- Dublin, New Hampshire

Last week we took the little red convertible for a ride to Vermont. It was a beautiful fall day, and the foliage was just beginning to show its autumn colors. To get there, we passed through many picturesque towns in New Hampshire, including Dublin. Although it had been laid out as a land grant earlier, it was settled in 1760 by Scots-Irish settlers, just like Londonderry, Derry and Antrim, New Hampshire. These are just some of the towns given names to reflect their Scots-Irish heritage.

Although it is a tiny little town, Dublin is famous as the home of the Dubin Prep School, and the home of Yankee Publishing (Yankee magazine, the Old Farmer's Almanac, and countless other books on New England life and culture). It is a summer community for many families, with summer cottages along Dublin Lake, which is at the base of Mount Monadnock. Mark Twain summered here for two years in a row.

The Community Blackboard at the Yankee Publishing Office


Just because I'm nosy, I looked up the name on the community blackboard, and you can find the obituary here at the New York times archives (click on the photo above to enlarge it). Mrs. Nitzburg was obviously a well known and much loved summer resident of Dublin. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-nitzburg&pid=145772353


Dublin Public Library

For more information:

http://www.townofdublin.org/Pages/index The website for Dublin, New Hampshire

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Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. I love that town. I see the library finally has the addition. It was so tiny and cute before tho.
    Did you go to the Yankee garden in the back?

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