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Thoreau Along the Merrimack

The Final Day of the Merrimack River Valley Voyagers Expedition In August of 1839, Henry David Thoreau and his brother, John, travelled up and down the Merrimack River. The journey took two weeks. In 1842, John died of tetanus, and Henry David wrote his first book, “A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers,” during… Read More

Diner Classics

The diner: it’s a uniquely American tradition. While other cultures have their own take on providing quick and simple traditional foods in a commercial setting, the American diner is set apart by the way in which it is steeped in history and a sense of nostalgia for bygone times. The heyday of diners occurred during… Read More

In the Heart of the Valley

Merrimack River Valley Voyagers Expedition, Day Three From August 7-10, the Merrimack River Valley Voyagers, a group of community leaders from the Merrimack Valley, will kayak and camp the entire length of the Merrimack River — 117 miles from Franklin, N.H. to Plum Island, Mass. — stopping in cities along the way for public events… Read More

Sunburns, Blisters and Waterproof Bags

Merrimack River Valley Voyagers Expedition, Day Two On the early morning of August 7, mvm joined a group of community leaders calling themselves the Merrimack River Valley Voyagers set out from the headwaters of the Merrimack River in Franklin, New Hampshire, to kayak its 117-mile length. This is an ambitious undertaking and demanded multiple scouting expeditions… Read More

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