Category Archives: New Hampshire Men

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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The Elusive Manuel Family of Franklin, New Hampshire

My quest to discover more about the Manuel Family of New Hampshire arose from my purchase of a gem sized tin type on Ebay of George Manuel of Franklin, New Hampshire. I remembered running across this rare name a few … Continue reading

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Alfred Spalding of Merrimack and Nashua New Hampshire: Sailor, Farmer and Boarding House Keeper (1806-1887)

Yes, you guessed it.  Another photograph came into my possession–actually I bought it on Ebay–this time of Alfred Spalding.  The Spalding family of southern New Hampshire area was particularly prolific, and so it is not always an easy task to … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire Shoemaker, Mechanic, Harley Motorcycle Dealer, Motorcycle Club Founder: Joseph Exilia Forest (1880-1929)

This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Manchester (NH) Motorcycle Club. Though this club officially lists its birthday as 1915, it’s technically 19 years older, as it began as a bicycle club in 1896 created by Joseph E. Forest. … Continue reading

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Happy General John (aka Molly Stark’s Husband’s) Day: April 27, 2015

Yes, so officially April 27, 2015 is General John Stark Day in New Hampshire. And yes I agree, General John Stark was a brilliant leader and a hero of the American Revolution.  But wait, while he was gone a-fighting, someone … Continue reading

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