Monthly Archives: June 2018

New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Antrim

In 1922 the town of Antrim decided to create a memorial for all its veterans of the World War (later called World War I). Antrim’s Historic and Cultural Resources document states that “an 8 foot high, 15 ton boulder was … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Last Highwaymen

New Hampshire doesn’t seem like a hot-spot for highwaymen, and indeed there have not been many. In the early history of the State, travelers either did not have much coin or they didn’t travel with it. Because the roads were … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Dante John Baratelli of Concord

Dante John Baratelli was born 24 September 1891 at Jersey City New Jersey, son of Angelo & Elisa (Airoli) Baratelli. His parents were both born in Italy and he had siblings Norma D., Charles C. (the sculptor) and John C. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Newport

In 1917 the town of Newport New Hampshire had around 4,000 permanent residents.  It was also the county seat for Sullivan County where the County court house was located and business was conducted by the county commissioners. When the World … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private James H Beck of Mason

Before the World War the population of Mason, New Hampshire hovered just above 325 people. After the War the population would drop to below 300, and would not begin to recover until the 1950s. Mason sent its young men into … Continue reading

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