Today would have been the 93rd birthday of Stephen Sondheim. The American composer and lyricist was born in 1930 to unhappy people. At 10 years old he made friends with the son of Oscar Hammerstein, and his life changed as Hammerstein took him under his wing. He taught him about lyrics, harmony, the business of the theater, and was responsible for Sondheim being involved in “West Side Story” his first Broadway show.
King Philips War in 1675 involved most settled New England including NH. English settlers in Rumford (now Concord)NH noted that Abenakies removed dwellings, gathered crops, and left the Merrmack River valley.