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"As I Please" by J. Dennis Robinson
A personal column about history and stuff

  • The Myths that Made Canada ............ March 14, 2004
  • Save Our Seal, Keep the Ship .......... Feburary 27, 2004
  • In Search of Primus Fowle ........... Feburary 14, 2004
  • Blood on the Snow in Portsmouth ....... January 17, 2004
  • Message from Hog Island ............... November 29, 2003
  • The Coffins Under the Street ...........October 12, 2003
  • Fremont: NH's Most Historic Town?.......September 22, 2003
  • Old Shady Tree Tales ...................August 22, 2003
  • Rethinking the Role of Strawbery Banke .July 27, 2003
  • Unseen Celia Portrait Discovered ...... June 20, 2003
  • The First 130 Years are the Hardest.... May 14, 2003
  • Attack of the Rock-Throwing Devil...... April 14, 2003
  • Did the Haddocks Land Here in 1610? ... March 14, 2003
  • Unraveling Nine Wentworth Homes ....... February 10, 2003
  • George Orwell's FBI File .............. January 10, 2003
  • George Fishley's Revolutionary Eyes.....November 24, 2002
  • Living with the Dead ...................October 27, 2002
  • 4,000 Yankees Attack Canada ............September 27, 2002
  • Maryellen's Magic Dress ................August 23, 2002
  • The Resurrection of Thomas P. Moses ....July 22, 2002
  • Defining the Swift & Wily Piscataqua ...June 22, 2002
  • Digitizing Emilio's Restaurant .........May 12, 2002
  • The "Lost" Newspapers of 1777...........April 15, 2002
  • The Unflappable, Unforgettable Esther...March 10, 2002
  • Luring Seacoast Tourists Since 1850 ....February 17, 2002
  • The Crack in White Island Lighthouse....January 28, 2002
  • How Aristotle Onassis Lost Great Bay....January 6, 2002
  • Last Chance for Paul Wentworth .........December 15, 2001
  • Great Uncle Em's Hidden Room ...........November 25, 2001
  • Ain't Gonna Study War No More...........November 4, 2001
  • Rusticating in Tamworth Village.........Octoner 15, 2001
  • Unfirling the Flags of John Paul Jones..September 22, 2001
  • Beneath the Underground Railroad........September 2, 2001
  • Which Bartlett is Bartlett Street?......August 10, 2001
  • The Smuttynose Diary (Part Two).........July 20, 2001
  • The Smuttynose Diary (Part One).........July 14, 2001
  • Harriet Livermore is Local "Shero"......June 23, 2001
  • The Making of the Squalus Movie.........June 2, 2001
  • Clipper Nightingale & the Jenny Lind....May 8, 2001
  • The Truth About Ocean Born Mary.........April 21, 2001
  • Seeking NH Women Online.................March 30, 2001
  • A Yankee in the Desert Part II..........March 10, 2001
  • A Yankee in the Desert..................February 24, 2001
  • Frederick Douglass Comes to Town........February 10, 2001
  • Waiting for Bill (Til the Last Dog Dies)January 27, 2001
  • A Murderous History of Portsmouth ......January 13, 2001
  • 400 Years Loitering in Market Square ...December 30, 2000
  • In Defense of the Grinch & Scrooge .....December 2, 2000
  • Tales of an Exeter-Terrestrial .........November 18, 2000
  • Almost Famous (Not Really) .............November 4, 2000
  • The Devilish Fall of General Moulton ...October 22, 2000
  • In Search of Blackbeard's Treasure .....October 7, 2000
  • The Tragic Tale of Beebe's Babies ......September 24, 2000
  • They Still Come to Fish ................September 10, 2000
  • Thorvald's Tombstone is a Hoax .........August 27, 2000
  • Louis Wagner Beats the Press ...........July 30, 2000
  • Who is the New Patriot? ................July 15, 2000
  • Freedom, Fireworks & Little Kids .......June 30, 2000
  • Father of the Docu-drama ...............June 17, 2000
  • Terada, Komura and Me ..................June 2, 2000
  • The Many Stories of Paul Jones' House ..May 20, 2000
  • Thank You, Joe Sawtelle ................May 6, 2000
  • Forgetting Abbie Hoffman: May 5, 1970 ..April 22, 2000
  • The Taxing Life of George Meserve ......April 10, 2000
  • The Gospel According to Brewster .......March 24, 2000
  • Battle Cry of an eBay Warrior ..........March 11, 2000
  • Black Heroes, White Poets ..............February 27, 2000
  • Presidents, Portsmouth & Bottle Caps ...February 13, 2000
  • The Day Mark Twain Wore Black ..........January 26, 2000
  • Oh-So-Sorry, Kittery ...................January 16, 2000
  • The Heck With Local History! ...........January 1, 2000
  • The Three Fires of Christmas ...........December 20, 1999
  • The Ugliest Monument in New England ....December 5, 1999
  • Why John Smith Never Came Back .........November 18, 1999
  • Making the Goodwin Monument Sing .......November 5, 1999
  • Dressing for the Dead Zone .............October 23, 1999
  • Deathbed Masterpiece of James Kennard ..October 9, 1999
  • Hurricanes, Fallout, Dynamite & Y2K ....September 26, 1999
  • Skeletons in the Closet and Elsewhere ..September 10, 1999
  • Topless to Tapas in Downtown Portsmouth August 28, 1999
  • The Day Lincoln Died Again .............August 16, 1999
  • Jeff Meets the Beatles on MP3 ..........July 30, 1999
  • Souvenirs from the Dawn of Tourism .....July 18, 1999
  • Poetry Don't Love History No More ......July 7, 1999
  • Smokin' Down the NH Campaign Trail .....June 20, 1999
  • Land-locked With Celia Thaxter .........June 6, 1999
  • One More Shot at William & Mary ........May 22, 1999
  • The Building in the Center of the Road .May 8, 1999
  • Who Stole the Wentworth Hotel? .........April 24, 1999
  • When Helen Met Sarah ...................April 9, 1999
  • The Many Loves of Mr. Lear .............March 29, 1999
  • Amanda Visits Seaport World ............March 14, 1999
  • NH Slave Stories Thrive Online .........March 3, 1999
  • Digging Into the Spaniards Graves ......February 15, 1999
  • The Grounding of Betty Hill ............February 02, 1999
  • Mr. Smith Meets Mr. Jones ..............January 15, 1999
  • I am Addicted to Bibliofind.com! .......January 4, 1999
  • The Flickering Fame of
    Portsmouth's "Bad Boy"
    .................December 18, 1998
  • Bye-bye 375 ............................December 7, 1998
  • The Hex-ploitation of Goody Cole .......October 24, 1998
  • Message to 2123 A.D. ...................October 11, 1998
  • Can We Rebuild the Ranger? .............September 27, 1998
  • The Day Max Fell .......................September 13, 1998
  • Dynamite in the Rock Pasture ...........September 1, 1998
  • A Big Bridge and a Little Girl, 1923 ...August 16, 1998
  • Our Un-Constitutional Summer............June 13, 1998
  • The Poem That Saved "Old Ironsides" ....May 16, 1998
  • Smuttynose Fever Spreads ...............May 4, 1998
  • Dying Words of John Wilkes Booth .......Apr. 20, 1998
  • Hail Hale, the Hype's All Here .........Mar. 1, 1998
  • Clinton, Sex and Local Weather .........Feb. 1, 1998
  • Grampa Scott's Clam Chowder ............Jan. 18, 1998
  • Big Parties That I Missed ..............Jan. 3, 1998
  • Reflections on a Painted Wall ..........Dec. 19, 1997
  • Outgrowing the Pilgrims ................Nov. 21, 97
  • Packing for the March to Quebec ........Nov. 1, 1997
  • Campus Hijinks in the 1970s ............Oct. 4, 1997
  • The Stones of Monhegan .................July 26, 97
  • The Job of Theater .....................June 12, 1997
  • Shakespeare, Lincoln, Lucy & John ......May 10, 1997
  • Just Over The Dead Line ................Apr 25, 1997
  • Tobias, We Hardly Knew Ye ..............Apr 10, 1997
  • Report From The Vermont Frontier .......Mar 13, 1997
  • I Was A Middle-Aged Movie Extra ........Feb 24, 1997
  • Gore-Shaheen 2000 Kick-off .............Feb 12, 1997
  • Guilty Treasures .......................Feb 2, 1997
  • The Depositor's Tale ...................Jan 17, 1997
  • Online At Last .........................Jan 1, 97
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    AUTHOR INFO:  J. Dennis Robinson is editor and owner of the independent SeacoastNH.com portal
    and writes regularly aout history and stuff for New England newspaper and manazines.
    His current project is a "biography" of the 130 year old Wentworth Hotel.

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