Category Archives: History

Fessenden & Lowell Company: a 19th-20th Century Cooperage in Reeds Ferry, New Hampshire

This story came to pass because I was curious about two family photographs. The oldest photo, taken about 1907, shows my grandfather, Clarence Webster, standing alone with a building in the distance behind him. He was the Reeds Ferry (village … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Legislator, Senator, Civic Leader, Postmaster and Registered Nurse: Edith (Bumpus) Gardner of Springfield and Gilford (1899-1966)

She was born Edith Bumpus, daughter of Bradford Allen & Alice (Holt) Bumpus on 1 January 1899 in East Wareham, Mass. She was educated in Wareham, MA schools and was a graduate of Nashua Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She … Continue reading

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2020 New Hampshire Dairy Month

These days we have a great deal to ponder as our lives have changed dramatically during the past 3 months. Once our every day lives return closer to normal, we need to consider what is truly important in our lives … Continue reading

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More Manchester New Hampshire World War I Heroes

For three years I have dedicated much of my time to researching New Hampshire heroes of WWI (heroes being a general term to include both women and men).  For Memorial Day 2020 I decided to follow up and try to … Continue reading

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Additional New Hampshire WWI Heroes

This is an ongoing series of stories about the men and women of New Hampshire who laid down their lives for their country during World War One.  Whether they died in battle, or of various diseases contracted while in service, … Continue reading

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