The NH Almanac: A Gold Mine for Your Mind

When I first moved to the Granite State, one of the first things I wanted to know was the state bird. I figured it was a good fact to know in case I ever wanted to impress a New Hampshire native. While knowing a state bird is a mild example of trivia, as someone who loves fun facts, I recently discovered a gold mine: the New Hampshire Almanac.

According to, “The New Hampshire Almanac is a fun and informative site for students of all ages. Compiled by the New Hampshire State Library, the Almanac brings you information about the people and places that make New Hampshire a great place to live, visit, or study.”

If you’ve interacted with the NH Almanac, then you already know how much glorious information is available. If you haven’t, then you are in for a treat! Here are some fun facts that I recently learned:

  • The state vegetable is the white potato.
  • There is a state dog: the Chinook. Plus the breed originated here too!
  • The inventor of Tupperware, Earl Tupper, was from Berlin, New Hampshire.
  • The Raleigh is the name of the warship that is depicted in the state’s seal.

Like I said, the New Hampshire Almanac is a gold mine. There’s so much information to devour. See for yourself, here’s the link:

As for the state bird? Yup, it’s the purple finch.

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