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SUNCOOK RIVER VALLEY CUPOLAS

(This link is also included on Paul's Pittsfield, NH site - www.pauloman.com/pittfieldnh.html)


During 2005 Paul began taking photos of cupolas in towns along the Suncook River (Pittsfield, Center Barnstead, Parade Barnstead, Epsom, and Chichester, NH).
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ONE YEAR IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(This link is also included on Paul's Pittsfield site - www.pauloman.com/pittfieldnh.html)


Starting in Sept 2002, Paul photographed the front of his house every two weeks for a full year. See what the weather is really like in Pittsfield, NH through the year.
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"Letters from England"

WWII letters from Paul's father to Paul's grandmother. Growing up and coming of age during WWII in England - CLICK HERE


HARVEY LAKE - NORTHWOOD, NEW HAMPSHIRE (zip code 03261)

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Paul photo gallery of scenes on Harvey Lake - CLICK HERE

-- Vandals attack the American flag in middle of Harvey Lake (summer 2009) - click here -




PITTSFIELD THEN AND NOW PHOTO EXHIBIT

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(This link is also included on Paul's Pittsfield, NH site - www.pauloman.com/pittfieldnh.html)


Side by side comparisons of postcard photos (1906 - 1916) and the same shots taken in 2006 in and around Pittsfield, NH. - plus commentary about living in Pittsfield.
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PITTSFIELD, LANDMARKS

(This link is also included on Paul's Pittsfield, New Hampshire site - www.pauloman.com/pittfieldnh.html)


Pics of local key sites. Learn these and become an instant 'local'!
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A PITTSFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE PHOTO ALBUM

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(This link is also included on Paul's Pittsfield, NH site - www.pauloman.com/pittfieldnh.html)


Just an album of shots taken in Pittsfield, NH.
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THE BEST AND THE WORST OF PITTSFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE (zip code 03263)

(This link is also included on Paul's Pittsfield, NH site - www.pauloman.com/pittfieldnh.html)

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THE DEATH OF A BARN IN CHICHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Six pictures showing the collapse of a 1830 barn beginning in 2004 and ending with its demise in Jan. 2008.

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PITTSFIELD RESTAURANT GUIDE - DINING OUT IN PITTSFIELD, NH 03263

(This link is also included on Paul's Pittsfield, New Hampshire site - www.pauloman.com/pittfieldnh.html)

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PITTSFIELD ARTICLE - "PITTSFIELD - PLAIN AND SIMPLE AND LIKING IT THAT WAY!" - By Kathleen D. Bailey - Published in New Hampshire ToDo magazine (www.nhtodo.com - June 2009) Reprinted/posted with permission of the magazine.


(This link is also included on Paul's Pittsfield, NH site - www.pauloman.com/pittfieldnh.html)

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DOWNTOWN PITTSFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE MYSTERY PHOTOS

(This link is also included on Paul's Pittsfield NH site - www.pauloman.com/pittfieldnh.html)


Can you find these 24 objects as you stroll along in downtown Pittsfield? We're looking at door knobs, signs, and house trim etc. on and off Main Steet. Walk with your eyes and not just your feet!
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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (ARTICLES AND LINKS)

Paul is very interested in the American Civil War and has written some articles and done some reseach on Paul's home-town of Pittsfield, NH and its involvement in the War - here are those links:

Article on the 12th NH regiment - (www.pauloman.com/civilwar.html)


NH and Pittsfield, NH Civil War stats -
(www.pauloman.com/cwstats.html)


Info on the men listed on Pittsfield's Civil War monument -
(www.pauloman.com/monument.html)


More info about certain people on both of Pittsfield's CW markers - written as Memorial Day and Vet. Day articles -
(www.pauloman.com/memorialday.html)

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Huff N' Puff

huffNpuff.info --- CLICK HERE

Internet home of the Suncook Valley Friday Night Paddlers

Enjoying the Suncook River and surrounding lakes and ponds around Pittsfield NH -(Northwood, Barnstead) Friday nights 6 PM - summer of 2012



Cookin'

By Paul Oman

1977 - revised 1985 - published Journal Irr. Results 9/88


Brown n' lumpy, in texture like glue;

I poured me-self into dat batcha stew.

It bubbled, it rumbled, it moaned on da fire,

and when nightfall came it still weren't through.


A witch's brew, whether thick oh thin,

'taint no match for da mixture dat bol'd within.

Da eyes of a froog, da legs of a newt,

'taint but nothin' 'pared to what I'd tossed in!


Dare was a pinch o' this, n' a 'hole lota that;

Why dat spicy concoction coulda kilt a grown rat!

Hey! But dat's how I's like it, so dat's how it's made,

n' anyone who'd be complainin', I'll knock dead oh flat!


My, dem fumes from dat stew pot were noxious n' vile,

strong nuf to be smelt fur prit-near a mile.

Well, long 'bout noon, twas done n' I knew it.

Why jist thinkin' 'bout dat stew - I cut a huge smile.


But fore I could taste it, Lord, n' explosion loud

surrounded dat stew pot with a mushroom shaped cloud.

High in da sky it rose up an' foamed

blottin' out even da Lord's own clouds!


A Critical Mass, you see, done foamed in ma pot,

when da whole bloodly mixture was a bubblin' hot.

So, "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"

"Cause I'm the one gonna cook up dis evenin's fare.



Currently working on a photo album of Unique Mailboxes. If you know of one email me a digital image of it!


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Another GENERAL INFORMATION website

(www.pittsfield-northwood-nh.com ---  about Pittsfield NH and Northwood, NH)
 

 

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Pittsfield NH History (copyright - Pittsfield Historical Society)

 

As explained in the Pittsfield Historical Society web site

 

Founded in 1768 by John Cram, initially Pittsfield was a collection of farms with several small centers of activity:  The Lower City, Upper City, South Pittsfield, Knowltons Corners and the Berry District.  Each of these places had a number of homes and some combination of stores, churches, schools and mills.  Within a few decades, the "Lower City" along the Suncook River became the dominant political, social and industrial center of activity in Pittsfield.  The town of Pittsfield, New Hampshire was incorporated on March 22, 1782 and its first meeting house erected in 1789. The first church was erected in 1789 in what now houses the present Pittsfield Community Center  The first school was constructed in 1777 near Catamount Mountain across from the Quaker Burying Ground.

From the very beginning, industry played an important role in Pittsfield economy.  Upon his arrival, Cram erected saw and grist mills.  About 1820, James Joy erected a scythe factory below these mills and in 1826 a cotton mill was erected.  In 1826, Cotton Drake engaged a shoe maker to come to Pittsfield to teach his sons how to make shoes.  The idea caught on and soon dozens of farmers and their families were manufacturing shoes in their homes. 

Between 1830 and 1840 the town population grew by 34.7%.  As a result, new homes had to be built.  To meet this demand James Joy and his successors at the cotton mill built a number of houses which became known as the "Corporation." Others erected stately single-family homes in the down area. 

With the arrival of the railroad in 1869, Pittsfield became the commercial center of the Suncook Valley.  Farmers brought their products from surrounding towns for shipment to Boston and points south.  The same farmers purchased dry goods, groceries, farm implements and other products in Pittsfield's stores which gave rise to a tremendous increase in commercial activity.  In 1924, the Suncook Valley Railroad became a part of the Boston and Maine system and continued to serve the valley that gave it its name.  The end of the railroad era occurred in 1950. 

In the war between the states, "it is doubtful if any other town furnished a more honorable list of men than Pittsfield, in proportion to the size.   Pittsfield sent into the ranks one hundred and forty seven.  Of these fifty-nine were either killed or permanently disabled;  more than 40 percent were casualties."  E Harold Young, History of Pittsfield

In 1870, Doak, Pecker & Swett erected a 30' by 200' shoe factory on Catamount Street near the railroad depot.  Later the factory was doubled in size.  Soon several other shoe factories emerged.  Most importantly, in 1879 "Riverside 1" was erected below the cotton mill on Joy Street.  It was occupied by C. B. Lancaster which immediately began constructing another building, "Riverside 2" adjacent to it.  By 1880, there were thriving shoe businesses on both ends of Pittsfield Village.

In 1901, Globe Manufacturing Company moved to Pittsfield.   Since that time, Globe Manufacturing has grown to over 180 employees and is recognized as the largest manufacturer of protective clothing for firefighters in the world.

 

 

 
       
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