Monthly Archives: November 2017

100 Years Ago: Food Conservation–Meatless and Wheatless Recipes

I recently wrote an article about the Hoover Pledge, a voluntary commitment for Americans to conserve during World War I.  A writer-friend Elizabeth Gauffreau commented that she was curious about conservation food. This article offers a variety of both wheat-less … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: The First Thanksgiving of WWI

One hundred years ago Thanksgiving was celebrated on 29 November 1917. The United States had recently joined their  allies in Europe, with the first troops arriving on that continent six months before in the month of June. The reportedly first … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Franklin

By the time the 1918 City of Franklin Annual report was printed in January of 1919, WWI had ended with an armistice declared only 2 months earlier. Those who had served (in many capacities) were beginning to return home. Edward … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: Two Years Before Armistice Day

I continue my articles about World War I, and what was happening in New Hampshire and the world 100 years ago, with a story about 11 November 1917. Though now we celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11th, one hundred years … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Claremont

Like many other New Hampshire locales, in 1918 the then Town of Claremont celebrated and recognized its returning heroes of World War I. A simple painted sign existed at first, the names of those who gave their lives acknowledging service … Continue reading

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