Monthly Archives: May 2014

U.S. Airmail Service Casualty: Manchester NH’s 2nd Lieut. Jean Donat Grenier (1909-1934)

Jean Donat Grenier was born in  November 24 1909 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Canadian immigrants, Alphonse and Ursula Nora (Gadbois) Grenier. He grew up at 302 Cartier Street, and then later 370 Rimmon Street, receiving an elementary … Continue reading

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Not New Hampshire: Italian-born Sculptor, Joseph Arthur Coletti (1898-1973)

Cow Hampshire readers may be surprised to see me writing about someone who was neither born nor lived in the State of New Hampshire. On occasion I happen across a name or event that ties into a story that I … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Lafayette Park

The first mention of Manchester, New Hampshire’s Lafayette Park, can be found in the 1903 Receipts and Expenditures of the City of Manchester (NH), when it is stated: “Extensive improvements were made at Lafayette Park which came into possession of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Memorial Day 2014

Today is Memorial Day. Have you …… — flown a flag at your home to honor our military who have died while in service? — placed a flag or flowers on the grave of a fallen hero? — written a … Continue reading

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Manchester NH’s Harriman Park Namesake: WW1 Casualty 2nd Lieut. Lynn Harold Harriman (1892-1918)

Harriman Park is located at the corners of Hall Street and Lake Avenue.  The park was originally smaller and called Wilson Road Square. In June of 1905 the City Council voted to purchase adjacent land from Emma S. Richards. In … Continue reading

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