Category Archives: New Hampshire Men

He Looked to the Stars: Andover New Hampshire’s Premier Astronomer and Author, Prof. John Robie Eastman, A.M. Ph.D., Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.) (1836-1913)

  There are so many interesting people from New Hampshire who are relatively unknown to most current natives–John Robie Eastman is one. The  son of Royal F. & Sophronia (Mayo) Eastman, he was born 29 July 1836 in Andover, Merrimack … Continue reading

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Portrait in Time: Daniel & Betsey (Jeffrey) Otis of Great Falls, New Hampshire

According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “an elaborately penned inscription reveals that the man [in the portrait] at left is Daniel Otis, aged forty-six; the woman is Betsy Otis, aged forty; and the child is Polly Otis, aged seven … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Janeville

New Hampshire has had very few places named after women.  In fact, I don’t know of any others beside Janeville (Janesville in some documents).  Leave it to the city “fathers” to obliterate the name of the only ancient village in … Continue reading

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The Hampton Beach Casino: 115 Years Old and Going Strong in New Hampshire

My interest in the Hampton Beach Casino was renewed recently when I read the following article, dated 9 April 1898 from the Portsmouth Herald. “CASINO AT HAMPTON BEACH–The Exeter Street Railway Company has received and is submitting to contractors, plans … Continue reading

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They put the E&R into the Laundry Business: Manchester NH’s Eugene Caron and Robert Morin

E&R Laundry has been a mainstay of the Manchester New Hampshire Laundry business since 1921.  It was not the first laundry company in the city, nor will it be the last, but it has grown into one of the largest … Continue reading

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