Monthly Archives: September 2016

Inventor of America’s First Automobile–Maybe: George Alvin Long (1850-1951)

When it comes to who built America’s first automobile, the discussion becomes as overheated as a car climbing New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington. The answer comes down to the details. What is the definition of an automobile, other than being self-propelled? … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private David Robidoux of Nashua NH (1893-1918)

David Robidoux was born 31 August 1893 at Saint-Francois-du-Lac, Quebec, Canada, son of Arthur/Hercule Robidoux & Obeline/Ombeline  Forcier. David’s mother died when he was 3 years old and his father remarried and the family moved in 1898 to the United … Continue reading

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Faces of the Fifield and Spencer Families of Sullivan County New Hampshire

Once again some amazing tintype and gem-sized photographs have come across my desk.  This time they are of the Fifield and Spencer families.  They became kith and kin, residing in several towns in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, and intermarrying.  They … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Corporal Michael T. Champa of Manchester NH (1896-1918)

Michael T. “Mike” Champa was born Mikal Champa on  11 August 1896 in Manchester NH, son of Thomas P. & Katazyna “Katie” (Lukasik/Lukiasik) Champa. His parents were immigrants, being born in Austria-Poland. Siblings included Wanda, Henry Thomas, Waldyslaf, Charles, and … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Rock Profile: The Watcher aka Old Woman of the Notch

New Hampshire rocks are often like the clouds in its skies–if you stare at them long enough they start to look like something else.  She has been known by several names: The Watcher, the Old Woman of the Notch, the … Continue reading

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