Author Archives: Janice Brown

Nashua NH Composer, Piano Merchant and Civic Leader, William Law “Will” Nutting (1874-1925)

Before it was Darrell’s Music Hall, it was Paine Furniture Music Hall. Before that it was Nutting’s Music Store. And before that it was William L. Nutting Inc. William Law Nutting was not born, nor did he die, in New … Continue reading

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Meredith New Hampshire’s World War 1 Honor Roll

The placard is a plain one, but the service that the names imply is great.  At one time this hand lettered sign graced the town of Meredith, New Hampshire, to honor her sons who served in World War 1.  The … Continue reading

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Not New Hampshire: Waterville Maine’s Motion Picture Actor Lew Cody (1883-1934)

Lew Cody (as Louis Joseph Cote aka Lewis Joseph Cody) was born in Maine, and he died in California. So you are probably thinking, “what does he have to do with New Hampshire?” He grew up in Berlin, New Hampshire … Continue reading

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99 Years of History: Gypsy Tour Day to New Hampshire Motorcycle Week to Laconia Motorcycle Week

New Hampshire is home to America’s Original Motorcycle Rally. Its a 99th year anniversary in New Hampshire in 2015, if you count sequentially from 1916–the year before the official “Gypsy Tour Day,”–when some 150 motorcyclists unofficially gathered at Weirs Beach. … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Mother on Mothers Day 2015

Mary was born into a large Irish family in Manchester, New Hampshire, the youngest girl, and next to the youngest child of thirteen.  She had polio as a youngster, but felt lucky rather than upset.  She said that though she … Continue reading

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