Category Archives: History

The Face of Eldred Louis Sanborn of Sanbornton NH (1890-1967)

A 1917-era postcard shows a handsome young man seated before a table. He is dressed in a WWI uniform. On the back of the card in dark ink is inscribed: “Eldred L. Sanborn, Lochmere, N.H.” Lochmere, for those not well … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Keene

In Keene New Hampshire’s inaugural prayer of 1919, the city’s mayor  stated that “the dawn of this year is darkly overcast by the clouds of war; and with the nation we pass under the baptism of fire…Make brave our hearts … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Victor Lemay of Concord NH (1898-1918)

Victor Willie Lemay was born 20 August 1898 in Concord NH, 8th child and son of John & Bridget (Cavanaugh/Kavanagh) Lemay. His father’s occupation on his birth record was painter. His mother was the daughter of Gile Kavanagh. His father, … Continue reading

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The Old Man’s Little Brother: a Rock Profile in Milton, New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s Old Man may have fallen, but his younger brother still smiles upon the land. He has kept a lower, more reclusive profile. He was never keen on having people stare at him all day. He sits in a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Muffler

Before the automobile was invented, the term muffler was an entirely different item than a metal tail pipe. It  was, instead, an object of clothing, worn to keep dust, dirt, or the extremes of sun and cold from the mouth … Continue reading

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