Monthly Archives: May 2017

100 Years Ago: Memorial Day of 1917

On May 30, 1917, almost 2 months after the United States joined in WWI and declared war against the German Empire, Memorial Day arrived. An important part of this day was teaching school children about patriotism. There were oratory contests … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Yankee “Hello Girl” Agnes Theresa (Houley) O’Brien of Groveton

From the cratered Hells of No-Man’s Land To the switchboard where you sit, There are none who serve so loyally, We know that you do your “bit.” For the world’s bound round with a copper wire With you on the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Groveton – Northumberland

Groveton is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Northumberland in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States.   In 1920 the town had 2,567 residents, more than they do today.  Yet in 1918 they sent a large number of their … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Canaan

Canaan is a small town in mid-western New Hampshire, situated just east of Hanover in Grafton County. Even today its population hovers just under 4,000 people. The town is proud of its veterans and plans have been made to update … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: New Hampshire’s WWI Trench Art

Most people have seen a war souvenir. They take many forms from a postcard mailed from ‘the front,’ to a pillow with a sentimental message for a sweetheart. Today they are sought as collectibles. Trench Art is a specific subgroup … Continue reading

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